Oil and gas lawyer Merrick White has joined King & Spalding as a partner in its energy practice. He joins King & Spalding from Clifford Chance, where he was a partner. White will be based in King & Spalding’s Singapore office.
“Merrick’s broad-based practice representing oil and gas and petrochemical companies in Asia nicely complements our strong Singapore-based liquefied natural gas practice, and it will expand our firm’s offering in important energy markets in the region,” said Ken Culotta, leader of the King & Spalding global transactions practice group.
White has spent the last 16 years in Singapore and Indonesia handling a wide range of legal, commercial, business development and engineering matters in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. He is ranked by Chambers and Legal 500 for his projects and energy work in Singapore and Indonesia.
White has extensive in-house commercial experience, having served as a gas marketing manager for Clyde Petroleum, Gulf Indonesia and ConocoPhillips, and as a commercial manager and lead process engineer at British Gas Exploration and Production. Before becoming a lawyer White was a chartered chemical engineer. He is a member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
King & Spalding’s Singapore office serves as a hub for the firm’s work in energy projects and international arbitration throughout the Asia-Pacific region.