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Natalie L. Regoli
Counsel
 
600 Travis Street, Suite 5400
Houston, TX 77002 
 
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Phone: +1-713-821-5630
Fax: +1-713-821-5602

Based in the Firm’s Houston office, Natalie Regoli is Counsel in the Corporate Department. Natalie focuses on a wide range of energy-related transactions including energy finance and acquisitions and dispositions of energy-related assets. She has been recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers (2019), The Legal 500 United States (2015-2017) and in the 2014 Houston Business Journal’s List of Who’s Who in Energy in Houston.

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Work Highlights
  • Experience prior to joining Simpson Thacher included:
    • Acting for Angola LNG Limited in the $15 billion Angola LNG Project, the largest project in Sub-Saharan African history
    • Representation of a lender in a syndicated $550 million credit facility in an acquisition financing for the purchase of two pharmaceutical companies, a transaction named “Deal of the Year” by India Business Journal 2016
    • Representation of a publicly-traded major U.S. power company in numerous sales and acquisitions of power projects, including negotiation and sale of a $261 million 360 MW gas-fired peaking power plant to a utility in the Southeast U.S., and negotiation and sale of an undivided minority ownership interest in two gas-fired combined cycle merchant power plants in the Northeast U.S.
    • Representation of a U.S. independent power producer on its $400 million engineering, procurement and construction contract and related contracts for the construction of a 760-megawatt, dual-fueled, combined-cycle electric generating facility in PJM
    • Representation of a U.S. electric facility in obtaining three credit facilities totaling $250 million from various lenders and financial institutions in connection with a refinancing of the utility’s existing debt
    • Representation of one of Japan’s largest banks in the synthetic offshore four-jurisdiction $770 million multi-currency financing of a non-U.S. corporation for power generation facilities
Accolades
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers, National Diversity Council (2019)
  • The Legal 500 United States (2015-2017)
  • Who’s Who in Energy in Houston, Houston Business Journal (2014)
  • Award for Dedication, Excellent Research and Commitment to Power Africa, Energy and Corporate Africa (2014)
Education
  • University of Texas School of Law, 2002 J.D.
  • University of Washington, 1996 B.A.
  • Kyushu University, Japan, 1993 Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship
Associations
  • Institute for Energy Law (IEL), Advisory Board Member
  • American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Advisory Board Member
Admissions
  • Texas 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas 2002
  • New York 2016
Languages Spoken
  • Japanese

Natalie Regoli is Counsel in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Corporate Department. Natalie focuses on a wide range of energy-related transactions including energy finance and acquisitions and dispositions of energy-related assets. She represents lenders and corporates in financing transactions and the delivery of financial products and services worldwide. Natalie also represents owners/developers in project development, with a particular focus in the oil and gas and power (conventional, wind and solar) industries.

Natalie’s areas of concentration include project finance, credit facilities, trade finance, supply chain finance, energy commodity contracts including NAESB, EEI and ISDA, EPC contracts, LNG SPAs and other commodity purchase and sale agreements, terminal use agreements, construction agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, transportation and storage agreements, and shipping and maritime agreements. She has worked with governmental units, project sponsors, shareholders, investment bankers, credit rating agencies, commercial bankers and corporate trustees.

Natalie’s representative experience prior to joining the Firm included:

  • Acting for Angola LNG Limited in the $15 billion Angola LNG Project, the largest project in Sub-Saharan African history.
  • Representation of a lender in a syndicated $550 million credit facility in an acquisition financing for the purchase of two pharmaceutical companies, a transaction named “Deal of the Year” by India Business Journal in 2016.
  • Representation of a U.S. electric facility in obtaining three credit facilities totaling $250 million from various lenders and financial institutions in connection with a refinancing of the utility’s existing debt.
  • Representation of one of Japan’s largest banks in the synthetic offshore four-jurisdiction $770 million multi-currency financing of a non-U.S. corporation for power generation facilities.
  • Advised a major Korean conglomerate in the drafting and negotiation of EPCs, NAESBs, transportation agreements, LNG SPAs, the development of assets throughout the gas value chain in the U.S., and the development of two greenfield floating regasification projects in Chile.
  • Drafted the pipeline EPC template for use as the company form for one of the largest pipeline companies in the world.
  • Drafted and negotiated an EPCM for a midstream company to construct an interstate crude oil common carrier pipeline system, including all facilities and appurtenances associated therewith such as pump stations, tankage, and measurement equipment at the pipeline origination points and the termination point.
  • Drafted and negotiated a pipeline O&M agreement for a midstream company for a crude oil pipeline system, and related corporate entity agreement.
  • Drafted and negotiated a pipeline network agreement for a midstream company to allocate responsibilities for the detailed design, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the pipeline network among the development parties.
  • Drafted and negotiated multiple transportation agreements for various midstream companies.
  • Represented an energy company in its acquisition of an oil storage terminal in Kansas through its acquisition of the membership interests of a U.S.-based energy company engaged in owning and operating crude oil, liquid petroleum transportation, storage assets, natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and marketing assets, including the drafting and negotiation of all underlying operative agreements.
  • Drafted and negotiated storage and terminal services agreements for the storage and transfer of residual fuel oil for a terminal company.
  • Advised a major Brazilian oil and gas conglomerate in various procurement, services, and EPC contracts related to offshore oil and gas exploration, including the EPCs of the FPSOs.
  • Advised a Brazilian company in the development of its LNG-to-power projects in Brazil, utilizing FSRUs for the LNG, piping gas to end-users, and producing electricity through two power plants, including drafting and negotiating LNG SPAs, EPCs, LTSAs, charters of vessels, and ancillary documentation.
  • Drafted and negotiated the EPCs and other development documents for a U.S. independent power producer in connection with its sale of (a) a $261 million 360 MW gas-fired peaking power plant to a utility company in the Southeast U.S., and (b) two natural gas-fired combined-cycle electric generation facilities located in PJM to a utility company in the Northeast U.S.
  • Drafted and negotiated the EPC and other development documents for a U.S. independent power producer on its $400 million EPC contract and related contracts for the construction of a 760-megawatt, dual-fueled, combined-cycle electric generating facility in PJM.
  • Drafted and negotiated the EPC, O&M, and the LTSA for 348 MW natural gas-fired, simple-cycle power generating facility in Wharton County, Texas.
  • Advised a liquefied ethylene exporter in the structuring, development and construction of storage terminal and associated marine facilities in Seabrook, Texas.

Natalie has been recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers (2019), The Legal 500 United States (2015-2017) and in the 2014 Houston Business Journal’s List of Who’s Who in Energy in Houston.

Natalie received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2002 and her B.A. from the University of Washington in 1996. She received the Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship from Kyushu University in Japan in 1993. Natalie is admitted to practice in New York, Texas and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She is fluent in Japanese.

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