Stewart M. Robertson

Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Stewart M. Robertson

Stewart M. Robertson

Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Biography

Stewart M. Robertson is co-head of S&C’s global project development and finance group and a member of S&C’s natural resources group. Stewart has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on major transactions in emerging markets, particularly in respect of complex oil and gas, mining and metals and other natural resource projects. His experience includes negotiating acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, foreign investments and commercial arrangements among sponsors and host countries and negotiating financing agreements with commercial banks, underwriters, rating agencies, ECAs and MLAs.

Highlights of Mr. Robertson’s work include:

* Tengizchevroil ($16 billion, Kazakhstan) – represented TCO on its $16 billion project financing for the expansion of its upstream operations at the Tengiz supergiant oilfield, including its project bond and bank expansion financing in Kazakhstan; named “2016 European Oil & Gas Deal of the Year” by PFI
* Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project ($4.4 billion, Mongolia) – represented Rio Tinto and Oyu Tolgoi in the multi-source financing of the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mining project – the largest mining project financing to sign in 2015; named “Asia-Pacific Mining Deal of the Year” by PFI
* Emirates Aluminium smelter project ($10 billion, Abu Dhabi) – represented the sponsors in the financing of the first and second phases of development of the largest single-site aluminum smelter in the world; Phase I named by PFI as 2007 “EMEA Industry Deal of the Year” and Phase II as 2013 “Middle East Industrial; Deal of the Year”
* Dolphin Energy Limited ($4.1 billion) – represented the bank lenders and underwriters on the limited recourse refinancing of Dolphin and subsequent further financings in the bank and bond markets. Dolphin produces gas offshore Qatar and transports and sells it in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman; named “Middle Eastern Oil & Gas Deal of the Year” by PFI, “Middle East Oil & Gas Deal of the Year” by Project Finance and “Global Oil & Gas Deal of the Year” by Infrastructure Journal
* Ambatovy nickel project ($4.5 billion, Madagascar) – represented the sponsors in the largest greenfield nickel and cobalt project in the world and the first major foreign investment in the Madagascar mining sector and its restructuring; named by PFI as the 2007 “EMEA Mining Deal of the Year”
* Centerra Gold and the Kumtor Gold Company in a settlement agreement with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic under which all outstanding Kyrgyz legal proceedings and international arbitration proceedings affecting the Kumtor Project have been terminated, the Government has affirmed Kumtor’s existing investment agreements and Kumtor has made contributions to certain Kyrgyz environmental, healthcare and social development funds
* Yemen LNG ($4.5 billion, Yemen) – represented sponsor consortium, led by Total; named by Project Finance as “Middle East Oil & Gas Deal of the Year,” Asian-Counsel as “Project Finance Deal of the Year” and Infrastructure Journal as “Global Deal of the Year” and “Oil & Gas Deal of the Year”
* Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline project ($3.9 billion, Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey) – represented sponsor consortium, led by BP on the original financing and 2016 refinancing; named by Project Finance International as “EMEA Oil Deal of the Year,” Infrastructure Journal as “Deal of the Year” and “Deal of the Decade”, Project Finance as 2004 “European Oil & Gas Deal of the Year”, IFLR as “Project Finance Deal of the Year” and included in the “top ten most influential deals of the last twenty years” by Project Finance & Infrastructure Journal, 2018
* Sincor heavy oil project ($4.6 billion, Venezuela) – represented sponsor consortium, led by Total, on the largest project financing at the time to successfully close in Latin America; named by IFLR as “Oil and Gas Deal of the Year”
* Cantarell nitrogen gas reinjection project ($1 billion, Mexico) – represented lenders
* PT Inco on the limited recourse financing of the expansion of its nickel mine in Indonesia
* Alumbrera copper and gold project ($1.3 billion, Argentina) – represented the sponsors in the first major foreign investment in the Argentine mining sector and one of the first major project financings for an Argentine credit
* OCENSA pipeline ($2.4 billion, Colombia) – represented sponsor consortium, led by BP, in the joint venture and commercial arrangements and subsequent limited recourse financing

Mr. Robertson is regularly recognised as a leading lawyer by a number of publications, including Chambers Global, Chambers UK, UK Legal 500, IFLR1000, Law360 and Latin Lawyer.

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LL.B.

Established in 1887, the Faculty of Law is one of the oldest professional faculties at the University of Toronto, with a long and illustrious history. Today, it is one of the world's great law schools, a dynamic academic and social community with more than 50 full-time faculty members and 15-25 distinguished short-term visiting professors from the world's leading law schools, as well as 600 undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty's rich academic programs are complemented by its many legal clinics and public interest programs, and its close links to the Faculty's more than 6,000 alumni, who enjoy rewarding careers in every sector of Canadian society and remain involved in many aspects of life at the law school. Housed in two beautiful, historic buildings, the Faculty also features modern facilities, including the renowned, high-technology Bora Laskin Law Library. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada's largest city, the law school is near a wide variety of attractions including the Royal Ontario Museum, which is next door.

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Sullivan & Cromwell provides legal advisory services to financial, healthcare, insurance, real estate, energy, other sectors.

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000* students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T's influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

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Rhône Capital LLC, Triton Investment Management Ltd. purchase Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH from CVC Advisers Ltd., RAG-Stiftung

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Apache Corp. purchases BP Plc /Egyptian Upstream Business Concessions from BP Plc

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