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John Balsdon

Mr. John Baldson is a Partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins with over 25 years’ experience specialising in energy and infrastructure finance with an emphasis on the oil and gas and renewables sector. He advises clients on all major financing needs across the energy value chain ranging from project financing to restructuring, structured trade finance, prepayments, and reserve-based lending. He has had extensive experience working in both emerging and mature markets and is a member of the firm’s Africa, CIS & Russia, Latin America, and Nordic practice groups. 

His recent experience includes advising: EIB on a US$1.6 billion financing package for Northvolt, awarded PFI’s Europe Industrial Deal of the Year; Galaxy Pipeline Assets Bidco Limited on its public offering of US$4 billion senior secured bonds in connection with the acquisition of a stake in ADNOC Gas Pipelines, awarded PFI’s Middle East Infrastructure Deal of the Year; on a solar financing in Chile (Santiago Solar Project); TOTAL S.A. on its US$5 billion bridge to bond facility; and on a US$7 billion oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI supplying gas for power generation, the largest gas to power project on the African continent. 

Ranked as a leading individual in Chambers UK for Energy & Natural Resources, with sources noting that “he’s a strong team player and is very good with his clients” (Chambers UK 2019).



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