Ian Barnard, Partner, Projects Energy and Finance

Ian Barnard, Partner, Projects Energy and Finance, Fieldfisher

I have over 25 years' expertise advising on energy and banking projects and contracts, asset financing, shipping and trade.

As a member of our energy and infrastructure and finance groups, I advise major international and domestic clients – including many that I have represented for 10 or 20 years.  I head the firm's Japan Desk, having worked closely with major Japanese clients on a wide range of projects and commercial dealings throughout my career.

I have experience of a range of projects, including in the energy and infrastructure and banking sectors, with a particular interest in commercial agreements in the midstream and upstream oil and gas business, and in asset finance.  In the energy field, this includes gas transportation and storage, acquisitions and disposals of oil and gas assets, farm-in agreements, joint operating agreements and other contractual and operational issues.

Other interests include shipbuilding contracts and the financing of ships and offshore structures, and the banking sector.