Graham Vinter

Graham Vinter

Graham Vinter

Graham Vinter is chair of Covington’s global Project Finance Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was General Counsel of BG Group plc (2007-2015) and a member of BG Group’s Group Executive Committee, reporting to the Chief Executive.

Whilst General Counsel at BG Group, Mr. Vinter was involved in a number of projects, including the company’s largest ever project, an LNG liquefaction plant and related upstream development in eastern Australia with a combined capital cost in excess of $20 billion. In his previous career in private practice, he was involved in numerous infrastructure and energy projects around the globe, including road and rail transportation projects in Europe, power projects in Europe and Asia and LNG liquefaction projects in the Middle East.

Prior to joining BG Group, Mr. Vinter spent 27 years with a UK Magic Circle firm, including just under 20 years as a partner, and was the Global Head of its projects practice from 1996 to 2007.

Mr. Vinter was also a member of the Executive of GC100 (the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100) from 2010 to January 2016 and was elected to a two-year term as Chair of the organization in January 2014.

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The UK’s 10-point Green Industrial Revolution Plan

With the UK due to host the COP 26 climate summit in a year’s time, the UK Government is keen to set out its credentials as a global ‘green‘ leader and demonstrate not only that it can make good on its election promise to level up (with much of the promised Green Industrial Revolution investment … Continue Reading

European Commission Launches New Antitrust Investigation into LNG Destination Clauses

On June 21, 2018, the European Commission (“Commission”) started a new investigation to determine whether so-called destination clauses in Qatar Petroleum’s liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) supply contracts with European buyers infringe the European Union (“EU”) antitrust rules.… Continue Reading
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