Based in Singapore, Alex Cull has worked in the Asia Pacific energy industry since 1998. He has extensive experience in oil, gas, and power transactions and projects across Asia, as well as advising regional clients on their global investments.
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, acquisitions, divestments, and joint operations (including farm-ins and unitizations); major project development, financing and operations for pipeline, LNG liquefaction and regas (including FSRU), refinery, petrochemical, and power projects; reserves-based and production-linked lending; and on the long-term supply and trading of LNG, crude oil, and petroleum products. He also has experience in restructuring, turnaround, special situations, and mezzanine structures in the energy industry.
Alex is an active member of the AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators) and a regular speaker at oil and gas conferences. He is recognized as a leading oil and gas lawyer in client surveys and legal directories. Alex has been recommended in Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global publications, as well as in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Who's Who Legal: Energy for many years.
The following represents experience acquired prior to rejoining Jones Day.
Represented a global oil and gas company on supply and offtake arrangements for a major petrochemical project in Southeast Asia and on the financial and commercial restructuring to a tolling arrangement upon the project company entering receivership.
Represented the seller of an upstream interest offshore Vietnam.
Represented the sponsor in the development of a gas derivatives project in Southeast Asia.
Represented a global oil and gas company on its joint venture for marine fuel bunkering covering ports in several regions.
Represented a global oil and gas company in connection with its LNG trading activities and its purchase and transportation of regassified LNG in Singapore.
Represented a consortium bidder for the second LNG import license in Singapore.
Represented an oil company on its joint venture for the acquisition of rigs and provision of drilling services.
Represented a company on its bid to participate in an aviation fuel import joint venture in Myanmar.
Represented the purchaser in its acquisition of a participating interest in a producing oil block offshore China and on the associated acquisition financing.
Represented the purchaser in its agreement to acquire an interest in a portfolio of upstream assets in Kazakhstan.
Represented the purchaser on its farm-in to gas fields offshore Australia and on subsequent development activities.
Represented a national oil company on the sale of a marketing, sales, and distribution business in Africa.
Represented a large LNG buyer on its long-term agreement to purchase LNG on a portfolio basis, with hybrid pricing arrangements, and on several spot trade agreements.
Represented an oil company on its gas sale and purchase arrangements across Southeast Asia and Central Asia.
Represented an oil company on the unitization of gas fields in Southeast Asia.
Represented an oil company on its actual and proposed investments into LNG liquefaction and regasification facilities in several countries across Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.
Represented a production sharing contractor in Indonesia on its long-term domestic gas sales agreement.
Represented a global oil and gas company as mezzanine lender and supplier/off-taker on a petrochemical project in Southeast Asia.
Represented an Asian company on its bid for a development asset in Latin America.
Represented the sponsor in structuring the development of a proposed greenfield LNG liquefaction facility in Asia.
Represented a listed company on its acquisition of a portfolio of upstream interests in Indonesia, on the reserves-based acquisition financing, and on subsequent operations.
Represented the purchaser of a portfolio of producing, development, and exploration assets in Indonesia.
- 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
"Provides very deep content, has significant depth of transactional experience on cross-border transactions in Asia, and is very rigorous."Chambers Asia-Pacific
- Murdoch University (Bachelor of Laws with first class merit honours 1997; Bachelor of Economics 1997)
- Supreme Court of Western Australia, Federal and High Courts of Australia, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore)
Chambers (2008-2020) — ranked as a:
"fantastic" lawyer "renowned for his experience in oil and gas"
"technically excellent … a trusted adviser [who] gets the mix between legal and commercial just right"
"sets a very high standard of integrity"
Legal 500 — recommended for his "outstanding reputation in oil and gas transactions"