EXPERTS

Dr Lawrence Tal
Partner
London
lawrence.tal@twcog.com
+44 773 330 1034

Dr Lawrence Tal is a Partner at TWCOG with a 25-year track record in the oil & gas and metals & mining industries and a specialist in commercial development and dispute resolution issues.

His recent experience has been as a consultant and Expert Witness working on pricing disputes in the gas industry. He holds a D.Phil. and an M.Phil. from Oxford University, where he was the John M. Olin Fellow at St. Antony's College and Lecturer in Politics at Trinity College. He has published articles and presented academic papers on natural resource and boundary disputes. He was a Managing Director for Rio Tinto, and held senior commercial positions leading projects for Shell E&P International and Shell Gas & Power. He was Head of Energy for CQS Investment management, where he led valuation and assessment of oil, gas, and renewable energy companies. 

Expertise

  • Expert Witness in the gas/LNG industries

  • Commercial advisor for mergers, acquisitions and divestments in energy and mining

  • Commercial negotiation of gas/LNG sales and purchase agreements

 

Recent Assignments

 

  • Appointed as Expert and project managed several major European gas Price Reviews in arbitration.

  • Provided clients with senior commercial advisory, due diligence, valuation and modelling, and transaction support. 

  • Advised on the sale of the Rio Tinto Alcan Kitimat port and associated land to LNG Canada and structured a Project Management and Cooperation Agreement between Rio Tinto and Shell.

  • Advised QAL on the sale of a surplus gas option contract to APLNG.

PUBLICATIONS

“Let's Decide Who Owns What in the Gulf, Red Sea: Threats to the World's Most Important Oil-Shipping Lanes”

“The Coming Middle East Water Crisis: Resources, Technology, and Dispute Resolution”

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

“Natural Resource and Boundary Conflicts”, King’s College, University of London

“Oil & Gas Resources and Border Disputes”, University of Oxford

“Energy and Water Resources: Dispute Resolution Frameworks”, SOAS, University of London

“States and Borders in the Arab World: Resolving Regional Natural Resource Disputes”, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London

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