HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright today announced the arrival of three accomplished energy transactions lawyers to its Houston office. Partners John Mauel and Julie Mayo, along with senior counsel Jay Stiffler, bring nearly 50 years of combined experience, representing international companies in major energy and infrastructure projects.
Mauel, Mayo and Stiffler join Norton Rose Fulbright from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where they worked together for eight years. The three lawyers focus on the development, financing, acquisition and disposition of energy and infrastructure projects, ranging from oil and gas to LNG to electric power.
Linda Addison, US Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, said:
“These talented individuals have established themselves as key players in energy transactions, and we are delighted to add John, Julie and Jay in this highly competitive market. Their experience in energy and infrastructure projects makes them a great fit for our skilled energy transactions team.”
Experienced in the purchase and sale of both oil and gas properties and midstream assets, the arriving group’s knowledge also covers a full range of oil and gas exploration and development agreements such as leases, joint operating agreements, production sharing agreements and drilling contracts. They have been actively involved in the evolving global LNG industry, and their experience with LNG projects and major transactions includes liquefaction and receiving terminals, associated pipeline facilities, US LNG export projects, US natural gas procurement and LNG sale and purchase agreements.
Michael Irvin, US Head of Energy Transactions, Norton Rose Fulbright, commented:
“Our clients continue to come to us for assistance with their complex energy transactions, and the addition of John, Julie and Jay speaks specifically to this client demand. These lawyers give our energy team greater depth while expanding our robust capabilities.”
Mauel, who has been recognized by Chambers Global in each of the last six years, said:
“Having worked in this firm’s Houston office for the first 15 years of my 29-year career, I know that the energy industry is central to both its mission and its success. Coming back to Norton Rose Fulbright with its expanded global platform will provide even greater opportunities to be of service to our clients involved in complex cross-border energy projects.”
Mayo, who possesses energy-related regulatory experience and is rated by Chambers USA, said:
“We are excited to join Norton Rose Fulbright, which has quickly become a leading energy law firm with its worldwide offerings. We look forward to working with our global colleagues and providing world-class service to international corporations in the energy industry.”
Mauel received his JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School and his BA from Harvard University. Mayo earned her JD from the University of Texas Law School after receiving her BA and MPH from Emory University. Stiffler acquired his JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his BA from the University of Chicago.
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