Dallas – Thompson & Knight LLP congratulates Partner Andrew B. Derman on receiving the 2017 Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (“AIPN”) Legacy Award. The award gives special recognition to members who contribute to the AIPN throughout their careers.
In addition to receiving the AIPN Legacy Award, Mr. Derman was honored with the organization’s President’s Award in 1999 and named AIPN’s Member of the Year in 1990, 1992, and 1993. He served as Director of AIPN (1992-2000) and has been active in the drafting of AIPN model form oil and gas agreements since 1987.
Mr. Derman is Thompson & Knight’s International Energy Practice Group Leader and serves as Chairman and Board Member of Thompson & Knight Global Energy Services, LLC, a wholly owned affiliate of the Firm that provides technical, economic, and commercial advisory services to the energy sector. With a concentration on oil and gas investment projects and cross-border transactions, he focuses on providing legal and commercial support in connection with acquisitions, divestments, trades, and mergers; strategic commercial and business advice; large infrastructure projects, including LNG, GTL, and refineries; nationalization/expropriation; anti-corruption (FCPA) and sanction advice; unitizations; boundary (onshore and offshore) disputes; exploration, development, and production operations; production sharing contracts; negotiations; and dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration, and expert testimony). He is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Throughout his career at the Firm, Mr. Derman has assisted clients in more than 50 countries on six continents and offers clients a comprehensive understanding of oil and gas activities through experience in a broad spectrum of countries and companies. Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, he served as in-house counsel and later an executive for a large international oil and gas company for nearly 20 years.
Consistently recognized for his legal work, Mr. Derman has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global (2011, 2014-2017) and Chambers USA (2010-2017) by Chambers & Partners; named Dallas Natural Resources Law “Lawyer of the Year,” The Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White Inc.(2015; 2017); recognized as a “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (2015-2017); and included in The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2005-2017) and Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2003-2016). He is a frequent teacher and lecturer at conferences, seminars, and universities on oil and gas related topics. For more than 25 years, he has taught host government and industry contracts at the Advanced Financial Management Program at the University of Texas at Dallas.
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 www.aipn.org.