Lisa Henneberry, chair of the firm’s global Energy & Natural Resources Practice, has extensive experience in the development, construction and operation of infrastructure projects, particularly in the energy sector. These include handling all aspects of projects related to natural gas pipelines, power plants, renewable facilities and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities globally, as well as the development and construction of a PET/PTA plant, an iron ore pelletizing plant and a fuel products throughput terminal. She also has extensive experience in the negotiation and arbitration of natural gas and LNG price disputes.

Lisa has significant experience representing suppliers, purchasers, transporters and shippers of natural gas, coal, coke, steam, biofuels, petrochemicals and power in the US and Mexico. She has represented natural gas suppliers in connection with US and cross-border natural gas sales contracts to serve power generation facilities in the US and Mexico. Lisa has advised clients on short- and long-term gas sales and pooling arrangements, steel companies in the purchase of coal, development of coking facilities and wind generation assets, and energy companies in the development, construction and operation of power generation facilities, chemical plants, biofuels facilities and pipelines, including all associated input and offtake contracts throughout the Americas. She has also worked on the development of a number of LNG facilities, as well as numerous short- and long-term capacity and LNG and gas purchase and sales arrangements in the US and Mexico.

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  • Representing a US-based gas marketing company in the negotiation of multiple cross-border natural gas supply agreements to serve power generation facilities in Mexico.
  • Representing a solar power developer in the negotiation of various engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts.
  • Representing a global steel company in the negotiation of leases for the development and co-location of wind generation facilities on brownfield sites with ongoing mining operations.
  • Representing an international steel company in the negotiation of coal leases and supply arrangements, as well as the development and construction of a coking plant.
  • Representing a global energy company in connection with the development of an LNG facility in Altamira, Mexico, including development of terms and conditions for throughput arrangements.
  • Assisting an integrated energy company based in Italy in negotiating with the LNG division of a US-based energy company to become the anchor user of its proposed LNG terminal to be located on the Louisiana coast, and the subsequent restructuring of the Terminal Services Agreement to a storage-based structure.
  • Advising a consortium of European investors in the acquisition and restructuring of an oil products terminal in Russia to allow for multi-user throughput service.
  • Assisting a Russian investor in the planned development and construction of an iron ore pelletizing plant in Kazakhstan.
  • Advising a Chinese contractor on the negotiation of an EPC contract for a PET/TPA plant in the US.
  • Advising a European LNG buyer on the terms and conditions of throughput arrangements in a US LNG liquefaction facility.
  • Representing Edison S.p.A in an ICC natural gas price review claim worth more than US$200 million; settled favorably for client in 2011.
  • Representing Gas Natural Aprovisionamientos SDG, S.A in a UNCITRAL arbitration proceeding in connection with an LNG price review claim. We succeeded in defending against the claim and prevailing on a counterclaim, collectively worth more than US$4 billion. The award was ranked as one of the top three awards in the world from 2004 to 2009 by The American Lawyer’s Focus Europe.
  • Successfully representing Edison S.p.A. in an ICC proceeding seeking revision of a natural gas contract sales price worth more than €500 million.
  • Prevailed on behalf of client Edison S.p.A., an Italian utility, in its arbitration against Algerian oil and gas company Sonatrach. The award is confidential, but Edison has announced that it will have an impact of about €300 million on its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization.
  • Counsel to a European energy company in a contract dispute regarding natural gas contracts involving claim of more than US$500 million.

Education

  • The George Washington University, J.D., notes and projects editor, The George Washington Law Review, 1992
  • Bryn Mawr College, B.A., cum laude, 1989

Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1993
  • Maryland, 1992

Courts

  • U.S. Ct. of App., District of Columbia Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Columbia, 1994
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Federal Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Ct. of Federal Claims, 1993

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America for “Energy”, Latinvex, 2018

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