Andrew Melsheimer Elected Board Member of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Andrew Melsheimer has been elected to Board Member of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (“AIPN”). He will serve a one-year term beginning today.

Melsheimer is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s International Energy Practice Group in the Firm’s Dallas office. His practice is concentrated on international and oil and gas-related transactions, strategic commercial and business advice on cross-border transactions and investment projects, and dispute resolution matters. His experience includes acquisitions, divestments, trades, and mergers; exploration, development, and production matters; and anti-corruption (FCPA) and economic trade sanctions. His dispute-related matters have been before federal and state courts in Louisiana, Texas, and New York as well as domestic and international arbitration panels. He also has in-house experience through his secondment to an international energy company, where his responsibilities included handling issues related to host-government contracts, joint operating agreements, and unitization agreements.

Founded in 1981, AIPN is an independent not-for-profit professional membership association that supports international energy negotiators around the world and enhances their effectiveness and professionalism in the international energy community. It is composed of more than 4,500 members in more than 110 countries, representing numerous international oil and gas companies, host governments, law firms, and academic institutions. AIPN aims to help the international energy negotiator be better prepared to meet the challenges of today’s competitive global energy market. To learn more, visit