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  • David Asmus
  • Partner
  • SIDLEY, United States

David Asmus is an industry leader in the structuring and implementation of upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas development projects, acquisitions and divestitures and financings and serves as co-leader of Sidley’s Energy practice. Dave’s experience ranges from onshore oil and gas projects such as pipelines and processing plants, to deep water offshore developments, and from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to petrochemicals and refining. His work in project development and finance includes government investment agreements, FEED contracts, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, construction management contracts, joint venture and shareholder arrangements, feedstock supply and product offtake arrangements, and project finance documentation. He has handled some of the world’s most challenging and innovative projects in these fields.
Dave is widely recognized for his work. He has been ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2003-2017) and Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2000-2017) and is Chambers’ only star-rated individual in the oil and gas field in the United States. Dave was selected as “Energy Lawyer of the Year” by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (2015-2017) and was also named “International Lawyer of the Year” for Oil and Gas by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (2005, 2008, 2012-2014). He was also named an “Energy and Environmental Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal and named “2014 Houston Lawyer of the Year – Natural Resources Law” by The Best Lawyers in America. Chambers USA awarded Dave with the “Award for Excellence” for Work in the Oil and Gas Sector (2006). Among other positions, Dave has served as served as chair of the Institute of Energy Law.