IES 2022 - Financing the Future

IES 2022 - Financing the Future

Recorded On: 09/29/2022

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Originally presented at the AIEN 2022 International Energy Summit in London

James Janoskey, Managing Director, Global Co-Head Energy Group and Head of EMEA EPRM, JP Morgan 
Samuel Merlin, Partner, Head of Energy, Hannam & Partners 
Giacomo Rossi, Managing Director & CEO, Snam UK 
Christof Rühl, ex-bp Chief Economist; Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University 
Moderator: Joe Levin, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams

Changing investing metrics affect the energy industry and has precipitated the divestiture of assets to parties who may not be subject to similar regulatory or environmental scrutiny. Our expert panelists discuss how the energy transition and the increased focus on energy security changes how investors, institutions, and companies make decisions about financing the future. 

James Janoskey

Managing Director, Global Co-Head Energy Group and Head of EMEA EPRM, JP Morgan

James Janoskey (JJ) is a Managing Director of JP Morgan in the Investment Banking division, based in London. He is Global Co-Head of the Energy Group.  JJ has over 20 years of international advisory and capital markets experience and has worked on a wide range of assignments, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory, and lead managed equity, debt, and leveraged finance transactions.

His experience includes transactions involving clients across the Oil and Gas sector – Majors, Integrateds, NOCs, E&P, R&M, LNG and OFS. JJ joined JP Morgan in September 2015 after 18 years at Credit Suisse. He had joined Credit Suisse in November 2000 when the firm merged with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). In January 2000, he had moved to DLJ’s M&A Group in London from the New York office.  JJ has an M.B.A from the University of Chicago, including a term studying at London Business School, and a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Illinois.

Samuel Merlin

Partner, Head of Energy, Hannam & Partners

Samuel has diverse experience across M&A and capital raising projects in the energy, infrastructure and services sectors globally. He is currently a Partner and Head of Energy at Hannam & Partners, leading the energy and sustainable infrastructure & technology practices, supporting projects across the energy, storage, hydrogen and energy efficiency markets in the US and Europe. He previously served in the U.S. Department of Defense where he worked with Afghanistan’s Minister of Mines & Petroleum to structure, negotiate and manage the implementation of Afghanistan's first-ever oil & gas production sharing contracts and distributed renewable energy projects. 

Giacomo Rossi

Managing Director & CEO, Snam UK

Giacomo leads Snam activities in the UK, Ireland and North Sea - focusing on Hydrogen, CCUS and low carbon energy generation & storage investments and operating activities. Giacomo has a deep and broad experience in the international energy markets as an operator, investor and adviser. Before joining Snam, he worked on expanding and deepening BP’s low carbon power T&S activities through strategic M&A and trading strategies. Previously he formed part of Carlyle's flagship international energy fund (Carlyle International Energy Partners “CIEP”), focusing on private equity investments in the energy industry (outside of North America); preceded by investment banking covering oil & gas, industrials and business services companies.

Christof Rühl

ex-bp Chief Economist; Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Christof is an internationally renowned economist, specializing in macroeconomics and energy economics. His skillset has been shaped by senior roles in some of the world’s best institutions across business, policy, and academia. His most recent commercial expertise is in energy, specifically oil and gas, and asset allocation, focused on macroeconomic and geopolitical trends.

Christof currently is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University in New York (since 2019); in parallel, he was Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School (2019-21). From 2014-19, Christof served as the Global Head of Research at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, creating and managing ADIA’s first global research team, responsible for economic, energy and geopolitical analysis across asset classes. Earlier, he was Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP plc (2005- 14), credited with a significant contribution to the global debate on energy, climate change, and the various links between energy and economic development. Christof joined BP from the world of global economic policy, having served at the World Bank (1998– 2005), including as the Bank’s Chief Economist in Russia and in Brazil; and at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1996-98). He started his career in academia, first as a Research Associate in Germany; and from 1991-96, as an Assistant Professor in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Christof serves as a global advisor and board director to companies in energy, finance and private equity. He is well published and a sought-after commentator and public speaker.

Joe Levin (Moderator)

Partner, Watson Farley & Williams

Joe Levin is a partner in the London Projects Group at Watson Farley & Williams.

Joe advises lenders and sponsors on a number of project finance, acquisition finance, reserve-based lending and other structured financings and has a particularly impressive track record in the upstream oil and gas sector, advising E&P companies, traders and both multilateral and commercial lenders.
Joe advises on transactions across Europe and Africa and has most recently advised lenders on the acquisition financings of assets from oil majors in the UK North Sea, Egypt, Cameroon, Angola and Chad.
He is recommended for his trade finance and oil and gas expertise by leading directories Legal 500 UK and IFLR 1000.


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