Natalie Regoli is a partner in the area of banking, finance & major projects. Natalie was recognized in the 2017, 2016 and 2015 Legal 500 US editions in Energy Transactions, and in the 2014 Houston Business Journal’s List of Who’s Who in Energy in Houston.
Natalie represents lenders and corporates in financing transactions and the delivery of financial products and services worldwide. She represents owners/developers in project development, concentrating in the power (conventional, wind and solar), and oil and gas industries.
Within oil and gas, she focuses on midstream (pipelines, processing) and downstream and shipping, with particular experience in LNG, GTL, LPG and other liquids. She has experience handling the entire life cycle of projects, including new country entry, development of legal regimes, project strategy and structuring, oil & gas supply, transportation and storage, front end engineering & design (FEED), engineering, procurement & construction (EPC), and claims/dispute resolution.
Natalie’s areas of concentration include project finance; credit facilities; trade finance; supply chain finance; energy commodity contracts including NAESB, EEI and ISDA; EPC contracts; LNG SPAs and other commodity purchase and sale agreements; terminal use agreements; operation and maintenance agreements; shipping and maritime agreements; and related matters.
Natalie has worked with governmental units, project sponsors, shareholders, investment bankers, credit rating agencies, commercial bankers, and corporate trustees. Prior to joining the Firm, she was senior counsel supporting Chevron Global Technology Services Company, which provided services to the USD 15 billion Angola LNG Project, the largest project in Sub-Saharan African history.
The project was developed by Chevron, Sonangol, BP, ENI and Total. Prior to joining Angola LNG, she was in private practice with AMLAW 100 firms and worked as an energy investment banker. She studied at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, and has strong experience dealing with matters in Asia Pacific.
- University of Texas School of Law (J.D.) (2002)
- University of Washington (B.A. Economics) (1996)
- Kyushu University, Japan (Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship) (1993)
- New York~United States (2016)
- Texas~United States (2002)
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas~United States (2002)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Series 7 license~United States (2005)
- Institute for Energy Law (IEL) – Advisory Board Member
- Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation – Member
- American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution – Advisory Board Member
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