Market Leading Oil & Gas Lawyer Peter Roberts to Join Andrews Kurth London Office

May 16, 2013, 11:14 ET from Andrews Kurth LLP

LONDON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that leading international energy lawyer Peter Roberts will join the firm as a partner in the London office.

Peter advises oil and gas companies worldwide on upstream and midstream transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, project development, and operational procurement and contracting.

"London is broadly recognized as a hub for international business and oil and gas transactional work in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia" says Bob Jewell, Managing Partner at Andrews Kurth LLP. "Peter is an exceptional lawyer, and his leadership presents an opportunity for our firm to pursue a focused expansion of our presence in London, in alignment with our strategic plan to provide global reach for our core energy industry practice strengths and client relationships."

A former chairman of the International Bar Association's oil and gas law committee, Peter has authored three leading industry textbooks (Gas Sales and Gas Transportation Agreements (Sweet & Maxwell, 2011); Joint Operating Agreements (Globe, 2012); English Law and Petroleum Contracts (OUP, 2013) and has contributed to several other books. He edits the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) Journal of World Energy Law and Business and also lectures on oil and gas law at Qatar University and at Dundee University.

Peter was recently recognized in the 2013 "Hot 100" by The Lawyer and is ranked highly by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 directories. Peter was previously the General Counsel for Centrica Energy, in London, and has worked for other leading international law firms in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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