Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Ben Smith is an energy lawyer based in Asia. He has a particular focus on the development of LNG and gas projects and the long-term sale and purchase ofLNG and gas, but also advises on all types of upstream developments, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.
Ben has focused on the LNG sector since 2002 and has worked on gas projects around the world. His industry experience includes secondments at Mitsubishi Corporation in Tokyo and BP in London. Ben has practiced in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and is now based in Singapore. Ben has had key roles in many of the major developments affecting the LNG industry including advising clients in connection with North American LNG export projects and the development of Singapore as an LNG hub. He is currently working with clients on the development of terms to incentivize the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions associated with the delivery of LNG, and supporting clients on the energy transition and gas’s role in that transition.
Ben is described by Legal 500 2019 as having “deep expertise, a congenial manner and a very practical outlook”.