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Rob Garner is a Partner in the Projects and Construction practice in King & Spalding's Houston office. Rob, who is also a licensed Professional Engineer, practices law in the area of construction and procurement. Rob’s practice focuses on the representation of owners and developers in their global construction projects, including power plants, petrochemical facilities, renewable energy facilities, liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction facilities, paper mills, manufacturing facilities, high-rise developments, and university facilities. Rob has experience drafting and negotiating a wide variety of construction related agreements, including EPC, construction, construction management, professional services, engineering, supply and licensing agreements.

After obtaining his bachelor's degree, Rob served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Combat Engineer Officer stationed in Germany, Kosovo, and Macedonia. Prior to and during his law studies, Rob worked as a civil engineer, designing roadway projects and site developments throughout Georgia and parts of the Southeast.

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Credentials

J.D., Georgia State University, cum laude

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, high honors

Georgia

Texas

American Society of Civil Engineers

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Rob has represented owners and developers in a wide range of projects spanning the U.S and the globe, including representing the following clients in their renewable energy, LNG, oil and gas, petrochemical, mining and manufacturing, paper mill and commercial projects:

Renewable Energy Projects

Global Clean Energy Holdings in the development of an existing petroleum diesel refinery in California into a renewable biodiesel refinery.

A large scale investor in the acquisition of multiple waste to gas projects in the United States.

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Rob has represented owners and developers in a wide range of projects spanning the U.S and the globe, including representing the following clients in their renewable energy, LNG, oil and gas, petrochemical, mining and manufacturing, paper mill and commercial projects:

Renewable Energy Projects

Global Clean Energy Holdings in the development of an existing petroleum diesel refinery in California into a renewable biodiesel refinery.

A large scale investor in the acquisition of multiple waste to gas projects in the United States.

A large scale investor in the acquisition of a battery storage facility in California.

LNG Projects

Anadarko in the drafting and negotiation of pre-FEED, FEED, and EPC agreements for the development of a multi-billion dollar liquefaction facility in Mozambique.

NextDecade in connection with the drafting and negotiation of the FEED and EPC agreements for its Rio Grande LNG liquefaction facility in Texas.

Cheniere Energy Inc. with respect to the development of seven new scale trains for its Stage 3 Corpus Christi project.

Oil & Gas Projects

Nacero, Inc. in the development of large scale natural gas-to-gasoline (GTG) plants in the United States.

A major oil & gas company in the drafting and negotiation of engineering, procurement, construction and installation contracts for future offshore development projects.

A national midstream infrastructure developer in the development of a rail terminal on the Gulf Coast.

Anadarko in the drafting and negotiations of FEED and EPCI contracts for the subsea infrastructure pipeline development off the coast of Mozambique.

NextDecade in connection with the drafting and negotiation of an EPCM agreement for the development of two, parallel, 137.5 mile feed gas pipelines.

Midship Pipeline Company in the drafting and negotiation of an EPCM agreement for the development of 200 mile natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma.

Crestwood in the drafting and negotiation of contracts related to the development of numerous gas processing facilities in Texas, New Mexico and North Dakota.

Petroterminal de Panama with respect to the construction of a major expansion to its crude oil storage and handling facilities in Panama, which was named by Project Finance magazine as Project Finance Deal of Year for Latin America, Refinancing.

Petrochemical and Refinery Projects

Motiva in connection with the development, drafting and negotiation of EP, EPCM, EPC and construction contracts for expansion of its refinery facilities in Texas and Louisiana.

Axiall Corp. in the drafting and negotiation of contracts related to an ethane-based cracker plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Sasol with respect to construction and procurement issues related to the development and construction of its $8.1 billion chemical complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which will include an ethane cracker and six chemical manufacturing facilities and was named by IJ Global in 2015 as the winner of the "North America Petrochemical" award.

Power Projects

An international petrochemical company in the development of a $150 million cogeneration plant, which including drafting and negotiating an EPC agreement and long term service agreement with the turbine supplier.

A large scale investor in the acquisition of a combined cycle power plant in Illinois.

Mirant in the drafting and negotiation of EPC and equipment procurement contracts related to the development of a gas-fired electric generation facility in California with a combined capacity of 800 MW.

A developer in the drafting and negotiation of the EPC agreement for a $500 million coal-fired power plant to combined cycle natural gas conversion in New Jersey.

Mining, Manufacturing and Paper Mills

Lehigh Cement Company on agreements related to the construction of a new $600 million cement production plant in Mitchell, Indiana.

WestRock in the drafting and negotiation of engineering, equipment supply and construction contracts related to a $400 million upgrade to its paper mill facility in Florence, South Carolina.

WestRock in the drafting and negotiation of construction and equipment supply contracts related to a plant in Tres Barras, Brazil.

Grupo Gondi in the drafting and negotiation of engineering, equipment supply and construction contracts related to a $300 million containerboard mill in Monterey, Mexico.

Carbones del Cerrejon in the drafting and negotiation of an EPCM agreement for the company's $1.2 billion expansion of its coal mine in the Guajira peninsula of northeast Columbia, its port facilities on the northern Caribbean coast of Columbia and its interconnecting rail facilities. The mine is the largest coal mine in Latin America and the largest open-pit coal mine in the world.

Infrastructure and Commercial

The Atlanta Falcons Football Club in the drafting and negotiation of architectural and construction agreements for the construction of a new football stadium.

A major national commercial building developer in revamping of their construction contracts and forms to be used in Texas.

A global Fortune 50 company in the drafting and negotiation of design and construction agreements to be used for the building of apartment complexes across the nation, totaling in excess of $1 billion.

A joint venture developer with the construction contracts as part of the development and operation of a student housing facility for the University of Notre Dame du Lac.

A joint venture developer with the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts for a distribution center leased to Amazon.

Matters

Rob has represented owners and developers in a wide range of projects spanning the U.S and the globe, including representing the following clients in their renewable energy, LNG, oil and gas, petrochemical, mining and manufacturing, paper mill and commercial projects:

Renewable Energy Projects

Global Clean Energy Holdings in the development of an existing petroleum diesel refinery in California into a renewable biodiesel refinery.

A large scale investor in the acquisition of multiple waste to gas projects in the United States.

See more
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Close

Matters

Rob has represented owners and developers in a wide range of projects spanning the U.S and the globe, including representing the following clients in their renewable energy, LNG, oil and gas, petrochemical, mining and manufacturing, paper mill and commercial projects:

Renewable Energy Projects

Global Clean Energy Holdings in the development of an existing petroleum diesel refinery in California into a renewable biodiesel refinery.

A large scale investor in the acquisition of multiple waste to gas projects in the United States.

A large scale investor in the acquisition of a battery storage facility in California.

LNG Projects

Anadarko in the drafting and negotiation of pre-FEED, FEED, and EPC agreements for the development of a multi-billion dollar liquefaction facility in Mozambique.

NextDecade in connection with the drafting and negotiation of the FEED and EPC agreements for its Rio Grande LNG liquefaction facility in Texas.

Cheniere Energy Inc. with respect to the development of seven new scale trains for its Stage 3 Corpus Christi project.

Oil & Gas Projects

Nacero, Inc. in the development of large scale natural gas-to-gasoline (GTG) plants in the United States.

A major oil & gas company in the drafting and negotiation of engineering, procurement, construction and installation contracts for future offshore development projects.

A national midstream infrastructure developer in the development of a rail terminal on the Gulf Coast.

Anadarko in the drafting and negotiations of FEED and EPCI contracts for the subsea infrastructure pipeline development off the coast of Mozambique.

NextDecade in connection with the drafting and negotiation of an EPCM agreement for the development of two, parallel, 137.5 mile feed gas pipelines.

Midship Pipeline Company in the drafting and negotiation of an EPCM agreement for the development of 200 mile natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma.

Crestwood in the drafting and negotiation of contracts related to the development of numerous gas processing facilities in Texas, New Mexico and North Dakota.

Petroterminal de Panama with respect to the construction of a major expansion to its crude oil storage and handling facilities in Panama, which was named by Project Finance magazine as Project Finance Deal of Year for Latin America, Refinancing.

Petrochemical and Refinery Projects

Motiva in connection with the development, drafting and negotiation of EP, EPCM, EPC and construction contracts for expansion of its refinery facilities in Texas and Louisiana.

Axiall Corp. in the drafting and negotiation of contracts related to an ethane-based cracker plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Sasol with respect to construction and procurement issues related to the development and construction of its $8.1 billion chemical complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which will include an ethane cracker and six chemical manufacturing facilities and was named by IJ Global in 2015 as the winner of the "North America Petrochemical" award.

Power Projects

An international petrochemical company in the development of a $150 million cogeneration plant, which including drafting and negotiating an EPC agreement and long term service agreement with the turbine supplier.

A large scale investor in the acquisition of a combined cycle power plant in Illinois.

Mirant in the drafting and negotiation of EPC and equipment procurement contracts related to the development of a gas-fired electric generation facility in California with a combined capacity of 800 MW.

A developer in the drafting and negotiation of the EPC agreement for a $500 million coal-fired power plant to combined cycle natural gas conversion in New Jersey.

Mining, Manufacturing and Paper Mills

Lehigh Cement Company on agreements related to the construction of a new $600 million cement production plant in Mitchell, Indiana.

WestRock in the drafting and negotiation of engineering, equipment supply and construction contracts related to a $400 million upgrade to its paper mill facility in Florence, South Carolina.

WestRock in the drafting and negotiation of construction and equipment supply contracts related to a plant in Tres Barras, Brazil.

Grupo Gondi in the drafting and negotiation of engineering, equipment supply and construction contracts related to a $300 million containerboard mill in Monterey, Mexico.

Carbones del Cerrejon in the drafting and negotiation of an EPCM agreement for the company's $1.2 billion expansion of its coal mine in the Guajira peninsula of northeast Columbia, its port facilities on the northern Caribbean coast of Columbia and its interconnecting rail facilities. The mine is the largest coal mine in Latin America and the largest open-pit coal mine in the world.

Infrastructure and Commercial

The Atlanta Falcons Football Club in the drafting and negotiation of architectural and construction agreements for the construction of a new football stadium.

A major national commercial building developer in revamping of their construction contracts and forms to be used in Texas.

A global Fortune 50 company in the drafting and negotiation of design and construction agreements to be used for the building of apartment complexes across the nation, totaling in excess of $1 billion.

A joint venture developer with the construction contracts as part of the development and operation of a student housing facility for the University of Notre Dame du Lac.

A joint venture developer with the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts for a distribution center leased to Amazon.

Credentials

J.D., Georgia State University, cum laude

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, high honors

Georgia

Texas

American Society of Civil Engineers

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Recognition