Richard Nelson

King & Spalding LLP

Richard Nelson is a partner in King & Spalding's Projects and Energy practice, based in the firm's Singapore office. Richard is the deputy head of the firm's energy practice (a team of 250+ dedicated energy attorneys in 20 offices serving clients in six continents on upstream oil & gas, midstream, LNG, power, renewables and petrochemical matters) and heads the firm's global LNG practice. Based in Singapore since 2008, Richard regularly advises international oil and gas companies, host governments, project developers and sponsors in jurisdictions across southeast Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. With extensive experience in the Asian energy field, Richard works with clients on energy-related transactions and projects, particularly in the upstream oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and power sectors. He has counseled clients on large numbers of LNG import projects in the region and beyond. Richard is currently ranked as a Band 1 energy lawyer in Singapore and Asia-Pacific by the leading law directories, including Chambers and The Legal 500. He has also been listed by the IFLR 1000 and Who's Who Legal (Energy) guides as a leading lawyer in Energy and infrastructure, Project Development, Banking, Project Finance and M&A. Richard has contributed to various energy journals and news publications in Singapore and SE Asia, notably PFI, LNG Journal and International Energy Law Review. He is also a regular moderator and speaker at a number of leading energy conferences including Gastech (2017; 2018), CWC World LNG Summit (2015, 2016; 2017), CWC Asia Pacific Summit (2016, 2017), Gas Asia Summit, FLNG Summit, IPFA, Myanmar Upstream Congress.