Dentons has recruited Partner Louis Skyner from Clifford Chance, where he was Head of the Russia and CIS Oil and Gas practice.
Prior to joining Clifford Chance in July 2013, Skyner served as Leading Legal Counsel at Statoil and as Senior Legal Counsel at Petroleum Geo-Services.
Skyner is an English-qualified solicitor with 12 years’ experience in the energy sector, including upstream and midstream oil and gas, liquefied natural gas, solar, hydro and bio-fuel. He advises energy clients on issues including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project development, and structuring and financing. He is also experienced in energy regulatory matters and has served as a legal adviser to the Russian government in areas of public policy.
“I am excited to be joining Dentons, which I see as a great fit for my practice at this point in my career,” said Louis Skyner. “Not only does Dentons have a very well respected full service Energy practice, but it also has best coverage of CIS and Central Asia of any global law firm. This will be very attractive to my clients, many of which have operations across the region.”
Arkadiusz Krasnodebski, Head of the Europe Energy practice, commented, “With his extensive experience in project structuring and financing, Louis will make an excellent addition to our Energy practice. He also brings unique insight into the needs of energy clients, having served as legal counsel for two major oil and gas companies.”
Florian Schneider, Russia Managing Partner, commented, “Louis brings more than a decade of experience in Russia and CIS and an extensive client portfolio, including many of the top energy companies in the region. We are delighted to welcome him onboard.”