AlexCull

Partner

Singapore + 65.6233.6488

Alex Cull has more than 20 years of experience in M&A and joint ventures, project development, and marketing and trading transactions across the energy industry. He has particular experience in oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), chemicals/petrochemicals, mining, commodities trading, and renewable and clean energy.

Alex has a wealth of industry-specific experience covering almost every facet of the energy value chain, including: strategic corporate transactions such as joint ventures, M&A, farm-ins, and unitizations; major project development, financing, and operations for pipeline, LNG liquefaction and regas (including floating storage regasification units (FSRUs)), refinery, petrochemical, resources, power, and clean energy projects; and on the long-term supply and trading of LNG, crude oil, petroleum products, and metal and mineral commodities. He has also advised on reserves-based, production-linked, trade, and mezzanine lending in the energy and resources industry.

Based in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region since 2000, Alex has represented a range of regional and international clients on a variety of transactions across APAC and has also advised regional clients on their outbound investments in Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America.

Alex is an active member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and a regular speaker at energy conferences. He has been recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Chambers, The Legal 500, and Who's Who Legal publications for many years.

Experience

  • PETRONAS Chemicals acquires Da Vinci Group B.V. for €163 millionJones Day advised PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) in its acquisition of a 100% stake in Da Vinci Group B.V. from its shareholders including funds managed by Bencis Capital Partners for €163 million.
  • PTTEP acquires additional shareholding in APICO LLCJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP HK Holding Limited, acquiring an additional 39% stake in APICO LLC from Coastal Energy Company (Khorat) Limited.
  • PTTEP subsidiary acquires Murphy Oil Corporation’s business in Malaysia for $2.127 billionJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP HK Offshore Limited’s acquisition of Murphy Sabah Oil Co., Ltd. and Murphy Sarawak Oil Co., Ltd. ("Murphy Sabah and Murphy Sarawak"), from a subsidiary of NYSE listed Murphy Oil Corporation.
  • Glencore Singapore forms joint venture with Zhejiang Provincial PetroleumJones Day advised Glencore Singapore Pte. Ltd. on the formation of Zhejiang Petroleum Trading Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Zhejiang Provincial Petroleum Co., Ltd.
  • Petrosen SA participates in joint development of natural gas in the Greater Tortue fieldJones Day is representing Société des Pétroles du Sénégal (Petrosen SA), the national oil company of Senegal, in connection with the unitisation of the large accumulation of natural gas under the deep waters offshore Mauritania and Senegal (Greater Tortue field).
  • Cooper Tire and Sailun announce joint venture for new TBR tire plant in VietnamJones Day is advising Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in its formation of a joint venture with Sailun (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. to build a manufacturing plant with the capacity to produce more than two million truck and bus radial (TBR) tires annually.
  • Asian-headquartered energy company resolves Dutch competition authority investigationJones Day advised a bunker supplier and trading subsidiary of an Asian-headquartered energy company in connection with the investigation by De Autoriteit Consument en Markt (ACM), the Dutch Competition Authority, into suspected consultation on pricing in the bunker sector in the Amsterdam – Rotterdam – Antwerp region.
  • PETRONAS seeks advice on major energy projectJones Day advised PETRONAS in connection with its interests in a major downstream gas commercialization project in Southeast Asia.
  • Multinational conglomerate develops integrated energy hub in AsiaJones Day is representing the lead sponsor on the development, construction, and financing of a multi-fuel import facility proposed to be developed in Asia.
  • Major international oil company negotiates tolling arrangements for petrochemical project in South East AsiaJones Day is advising a major international oil company on its tolling arrangements with a petrochemical project in South East Asia, including on condensate procurement and storage, tolling terms, and liftings and sales of products and by-products.
  • International oil & gas company acquires minority interest in greenfield LNG liquefaction terminalJones Day represented a leading international oil & gas company in the development of a nonlocal LNG export project, coventure arrangements, LNG purchase and sale, shipping, and related commercial matters.
  • KUFPEC sells upstream oil and gas interests in IndonesiaJones Day represented Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (K.S.C.) on the sale of an aggregate 67.5 percent interest in the Seram Island (Non-Bula) Block in Indonesia to CITIC Resources Holdings Limited and Gulf Petroleum Investment Company k.s.c.c..
  • PT Energi obtains financing for development of IPP in Sulawesi, IndonesiaJones Day counseled PT Energi Sengkang in connection with the preliminary development and financing of a 65 MW expansion of an existing 135 MW gas-fired IPP in Sulawesi, Indonesia, and related gas sales arrangements from a sister company.
  • Sinopec Sonangol obtains financing for deep-water oil block project named PFI 2007 Deal of the YearJones Day advised Sinopec Sonangol International Limited in its $1.4 billion financing for Block 18 in Angola.
  • Altus Group issues $40 million of Senior Secured Notes and Warrants in Regulation S offeringJones Day represented Altus Group Ltd. in connection with $40 million of 11% Senior Secured Notes and Warrants in a Regulation S offering, placement agent Jefferies International Limited.
  • Singapore Petroleum sells interest in Jeruk Field to PT Medco Energi Internasional for $148 millionJones Day advised Singapore Petroleum Sampang Ltd (SP Sampang), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Petroleum Company Limited (SPC), in its sale of an economic interest in the Jeruk oil field to Medco Strait Services Pte Ltd (Medco), a subsidiary of PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk.
  • IB Daiwa Corp acquires Darcy EnergyJones Day advised IB Daiwa Corporation on its $57.5 million acquisition by reverse merger of Darcy Energy, Ltd, a company holding Gulf of Mexico lease interests offshore Louisiana.
  • Petronas sells gas from Kepodang field to Indonesian state power company PT PLN for Tambak Lorok power plantJones Day advised Petronas, as operator of the Indonesia Muriah PSC, on the sale of gas from the Kepodang field to Indonesian state power company PT PLN (Persero), for power generation at the Tambak Lorok power plant in central Java.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 8, 2017
      Gas to Power / Renewables in South and South East Asia, panelist, IPFA Event: Moving Away from Coal Fired Power Projects
    • January 2016
      "APAC Business Development Strategies - M&A and A&D Deal-Flow, Appetite & Valuations," panelist, Asia-Pacific Assembly of the Oil & Gas Council
    • November 2015
      "LNG Infrastructure Development - Structuring Opportunities in the Current Price Environment," Asian Natural Gas Infrastructure Conference
    • April 2015
      "LNG Demand - Evolution in the Supply Chain to Asia," The LNG Summit of the 21st Annual FLAME Conference
    • July 2014
      "Asian LNG Roundtable," panelist, Project Finance International
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