Merrick White specialises in global oil, gas, LNG, refining and petrochemical project development. As a partner in King & Spalding's Projects and Construction practice, Merrick advises clients on all aspects of energy-related development projects and transactions, from the granting of upstream concession agreements to the acquisition and disposal of energy assets; the development of refineries, petrochemical projects, LNG, gas and oil production and transportation infrastructure; and the sale of oil, gas, LNG and petrochemical products.
With nearly three decades of experience, Merrick works with clients on the legal, commercial, business development and engineering aspects of the Resources and LNG industries, particularly in Asia and Africa.
In addition to his legal qualifications, Merrick is a Chartered Chemical Engineer. He has spent over 23 years in Asia (including seven years in Jakarta) successfully developing major infrastructure projects, and 13 years in engineering and commercial roles with British Gas Exploration & Production, Gulf Indonesia and ConocoPhillips.
Since 2012, Merrick has been recommended as a Leading Lawyer in Chambers Global for Project work, and from 2008 for Oil and Gas, where he is ranked Band 1. He was also recognized by Chambers Global in 2019, as well as by Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2019, for his work across the oil, gas and LNG industries.