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Benjamin P. McQuhae (Ben)


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  • The College of Law (Legal Practice Course 1996); University of Exeter (LL.B. Hons. 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • England & Wales; Hong Kong

Ben McQuhae is an industry leading transactional lawyer focusing on energy M&A, financings, and projects. He has more than 16 years of experience in the energy industry, with a strong focus on Asia Pacific.

Ben has advised clients on all manner of transactions and issues in the conventional and unconventional oil & gas sector including M&A transactions (shares, assets, swaps, and farm-ins/outs), equity and debt capital markets financings, projects (including competitive tenders, gas sales/supply agreements, LNG SPAs, transportation, processing, joint ventures, joint operations, accounting procedures, joint bidding/study agreements, rig contracts, rig sharing, rig assignments, seismic acquisitions, data sharing, drilling agreements, services contracts, joint developments, unitizations, and decommissioning), and upstream and acquisition financing transactions (senior, junior, and equity).

Ben also advises renewable energy clients on M&A and project development and is keenly interested in renewable energy and sustainable development. He is a founder of the Hong Kong Green Finance Task Force and is a member of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific's Taskforce on Green Business.

Ben has represented super majors, majors, international and Asian independents, SOEs, trading houses, PE interests, investment banks, issuers, consortia, investor groups, and start-ups.

Ben has lived in Hong Kong since 2001 and joined Jones Day in 2010. He also worked on a secondment in Jakarta.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific — ranked Band 1 in energy & natural resources (China) (2017) and leading individual in energy & natural resources (2013-2017)

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2009-2017)

    Who's Who Legal: Energy — expert (2012-2017)

    IFLR1000 — leading lawyer

    Expert Guides — The World's Leading Lawyers — leading practitioner, energy (2016)
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