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Rebecca Downes

Rebecca focuses her practice on oil and gas, advising a broad range of clients on a variety of transactional matters across key areas of the oil and gas value chain, including upstream (conventional and unconventional resources), midstream, LNG and oilfield services. She has a particular focus on gas and LNG sales and trading arrangements, upstream acquisitions, project development activities, gas storage, concessions, joint venture arrangements and royalty agreements. She regularly represents international oil companies, independent exploration and production companies and state-owned entities, among others.
Contributed to


An Introduction to Oil & Gas Sales and Trading
An Introduction to Oil & Gas Sales and Trading
Practice notes

This Practice Note introduces the sale and trading of crude oil and natural gas, following the production of the same under a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA). Written in partnership with Rebecca Downes (Senior Associate) and Matthew Stott (Managing Associate) at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP, it covers physical and non-physical (or virtual) sales and trading of crude oil, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), including a look at key terms and commonly used standard form agreements.

Practice areas


  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators


  • Contributing Author


  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2008
  • University of Durham, LLB, 2007

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