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Jennifer Josefson specializes in international, cross-border transactions in Russia, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Africa. A partner in our Global Transactions practice, Jennifer acts on market-leading transactions in the oil, gas, liquefied natural gas, petrochemical, power, mining and natural resource sectors.

Representing clients across the spectrum of energy industries, Jennifer regularly advises on acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, joint ventures, joint operating agreements, concessions, production sharing agreements, farm-ins, supply and service agreements. She also handles the commercial agreements regularly used by energy companies for revenue generation, raw materials and feedstock inputs, financing, and facilities operations and maintenance.

In addition to being a trusted advisor and supporting clients on their transactions, Jennifer contributes to the development of international oil and gas contracting standards through her work with the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. She currently serves as co-chair of the AIPN Model Farmout Agreement Revision Committee, and has held numerous other positions with the organization, including as Founding Regional Director of the CIS Chapter. Jennifer is also a standing faculty member for AIPN’s and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s international oil & gas contracting training courses — the Short Course and the Core Course.

Consistently acknowledged as a top energy and natural resource lawyer, Jennifer has been recognized by Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer? and Who's Who of International Energy Lawyers. She is ranked a Tier 1 Energy lawyer by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe.

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Credentials

B.A., Baylor University

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin

LL.M., Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Science

Texas

England & Wales

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

England & Wales (admitted 1/4/2011; Reg # 525076)

Russian

Energy and Natural Resources


Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer? and Who's Who of International Energy Lawyers

Tier 1: Energy


Chambers Global and Chambers Europe

Lawyer of the Year, Russia: Energy and Natural Resources, Mining, and Oil and Gas


The Best Lawyers in the World, 2014–2017

Mergers & Acquisitions


The Best Lawyers in the World , 2014–2017

Matters

Upstream Oil & Gas

Represented a Russian State oil company on its acquisition of an interest in Russian upstream acreage and the related joint venture.

Represented a Middle Eastern state company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture.

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Upstream Oil & Gas

Represented a Russian State oil company on its acquisition of an interest in Russian upstream acreage and the related joint venture.

Represented a Middle Eastern state company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture.

Represented Oil India Limited on its acquisition of 50% stake in Russian upstream oil project.

Represented an oil and gas company on its decommissioning obligations.

Represented a large international oilfield service and engineering company on an engineering service joint venture.

Represented an international oil and gas company on an asset swap with Gazprom in respect to the Yuzhno-Russkoye natural gas field in Western Siberia.

Represented an international oil and gas company on the sale of its upstream oil and gas assets in the south of Russia.

Represented TNK-BP on structuring and negotiating its risk sharing arrangements for the development of mature oil fields.

Represented United Oil Group on its strategic alliance for the exploration of upstream oil and gas fields with JOGMEC (Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation).

Represented Korean National Oil Company on a joint venture with Rosneft for the exploration and development of a Russian offshore field.

Represented an international oil and gas major on regulatory issues related to Russian shale development.

Represented Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) on it potential acquisition of Russian gas and real estate assets.

Represented Hess Corporation with respect to its acquisitions and business in Russia.

Represented Smith Technologies on regulatory and corporate aspects of establishing a drill bit manufacturing facility in Russia.

Represented an international oil field service company specializing in drilling fluids and solids control/waste management equipment and services, on its acquisitions of Russian drilling fluid and solids control companies and its business activities in Russia.

Represented a large Russian oil company operating in Kazakhstan with respect to various joint venture issues including joint operations and exclusive operations agreements and drilling contracts.

Represented a foreign investor in the potential acquisition of a Turkmenistan production sharing agreement (PSA).

Represented an independent oil company with respect to its PSAs in Kurdistan.

Represented an oil company with respect to joint venture arrangements for an Iraqi oil and gas project.

Represented a GCC oil and gas company on structuring its upstream acquisitions in the region.

Represented an independent oil company on three farm-out arrangements in Egypt.

Represented an independent oil company with respect to its PSA in South Sudan.

Downstream Oil & Gas / LNG

Represented SIBUR Holding, Russia’s largest integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company, on the sale of a transshipment terminal and related commercial agreements

Represented Rosneft Oil Company on the purchase of 100% of shares of SANORS Holding Limited (Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Company)

Represented export credit agencies, multilateral lenders and commercial bank lenders in connection with the US$20 billion project financing of the Sakhalin II (Phase 2) LNG Project in Russia.

Represented a Chinese oil company with respect to the structuring and due diligence of a potential Russian upstream and LNG joint venture.

Represented an oil company on its Russian refinery joint ventures and related commercial contract.s

Represented En+ Group for the sale of 100% of the Afipsky refinery.

Represented the trading segment of a large Russian investment bank on back-to-back crude and product sales agreements.

Metals and Mining

Represented a Russian mining and metals company on its sale and joint venture with a Chinese state controlled company for a Russian coal development.

Represented a Russian company on a 50/50 quartz mining joint venture in Russia.

Represented CUMI International on the acquisition of a Russian abrasive factory, Volzhsky Abrasive Works.

Represented the trading segment of a large Russian investment bank on back-to-back metals sales agreements.

Power

Represented TNK-BP on the establishment of a gas-to-power joint venture for the construction of a new power unit in Western Siberia.

Represented Integrated Energy Systems on it conventional power joint venture.

Matters

Upstream Oil & Gas

Represented a Russian State oil company on its acquisition of an interest in Russian upstream acreage and the related joint venture.

Represented a Middle Eastern state company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Upstream Oil & Gas

Represented a Russian State oil company on its acquisition of an interest in Russian upstream acreage and the related joint venture.

Represented a Middle Eastern state company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture.

Represented Oil India Limited on its acquisition of 50% stake in Russian upstream oil project.

Represented an oil and gas company on its decommissioning obligations.

Represented a large international oilfield service and engineering company on an engineering service joint venture.

Represented an international oil and gas company on an asset swap with Gazprom in respect to the Yuzhno-Russkoye natural gas field in Western Siberia.

Represented an international oil and gas company on the sale of its upstream oil and gas assets in the south of Russia.

Represented TNK-BP on structuring and negotiating its risk sharing arrangements for the development of mature oil fields.

Represented United Oil Group on its strategic alliance for the exploration of upstream oil and gas fields with JOGMEC (Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation).

Represented Korean National Oil Company on a joint venture with Rosneft for the exploration and development of a Russian offshore field.

Represented an international oil and gas major on regulatory issues related to Russian shale development.

Represented Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) on it potential acquisition of Russian gas and real estate assets.

Represented Hess Corporation with respect to its acquisitions and business in Russia.

Represented Smith Technologies on regulatory and corporate aspects of establishing a drill bit manufacturing facility in Russia.

Represented an international oil field service company specializing in drilling fluids and solids control/waste management equipment and services, on its acquisitions of Russian drilling fluid and solids control companies and its business activities in Russia.

Represented a large Russian oil company operating in Kazakhstan with respect to various joint venture issues including joint operations and exclusive operations agreements and drilling contracts.

Represented a foreign investor in the potential acquisition of a Turkmenistan production sharing agreement (PSA).

Represented an independent oil company with respect to its PSAs in Kurdistan.

Represented an oil company with respect to joint venture arrangements for an Iraqi oil and gas project.

Represented a GCC oil and gas company on structuring its upstream acquisitions in the region.

Represented an independent oil company on three farm-out arrangements in Egypt.

Represented an independent oil company with respect to its PSA in South Sudan.

Downstream Oil & Gas / LNG

Represented SIBUR Holding, Russia’s largest integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company, on the sale of a transshipment terminal and related commercial agreements

Represented Rosneft Oil Company on the purchase of 100% of shares of SANORS Holding Limited (Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Company)

Represented export credit agencies, multilateral lenders and commercial bank lenders in connection with the US$20 billion project financing of the Sakhalin II (Phase 2) LNG Project in Russia.

Represented a Chinese oil company with respect to the structuring and due diligence of a potential Russian upstream and LNG joint venture.

Represented an oil company on its Russian refinery joint ventures and related commercial contract.s

Represented En+ Group for the sale of 100% of the Afipsky refinery.

Represented the trading segment of a large Russian investment bank on back-to-back crude and product sales agreements.

Metals and Mining

Represented a Russian mining and metals company on its sale and joint venture with a Chinese state controlled company for a Russian coal development.

Represented a Russian company on a 50/50 quartz mining joint venture in Russia.

Represented CUMI International on the acquisition of a Russian abrasive factory, Volzhsky Abrasive Works.

Represented the trading segment of a large Russian investment bank on back-to-back metals sales agreements.

Power

Represented TNK-BP on the establishment of a gas-to-power joint venture for the construction of a new power unit in Western Siberia.

Represented Integrated Energy Systems on it conventional power joint venture.

Credentials

B.A., Baylor University

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin

LL.M., Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Science

Texas

England & Wales

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

England & Wales (admitted 1/4/2011; Reg # 525076)

Russian

Energy and Natural Resources


Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer? and Who's Who of International Energy Lawyers

Tier 1: Energy


Chambers Global and Chambers Europe

Lawyer of the Year, Russia: Energy and Natural Resources, Mining, and Oil and Gas


The Best Lawyers in the World, 2014–2017

Mergers & Acquisitions


The Best Lawyers in the World , 2014–2017