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Steven Sparling is a partner at K&L Gates LLP, Washington, DC and Houston. Steven Sparling has negotiated and drafted over 200 master, long-term and short-term CNG, LNG, LPG, oil and products sales and purchase agreements for buyers and sellers. Steven has a comprehensive understanding of the global LNG and oil industries – legal, operational and commercial. He has represented clients in connection with the strategic assessment, project development and optimisation of over 40 projects in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Steven helps parties to secure long-term LNG supply arrangements, and he has helped to shape a number of very high volume LNG offtake contracts from the US Gulf Coast, assisting parties to take advantage of the opportunities from the available LNG capacity from the United States, as other markets face disruption. Steven has also analysed and modelled multiple-user terminal operations for major concerns, and negotiated and implemented complex intershipper agreements that address LNG vessel schedules, inventory management, as well as storage and send-out coordination. Steven works proactively to advise on charter parties, marine operations, marine services agreements, tug services agreements, risk management and liability issues. His clients include project developers, project operators, national oil companies, international oil companies, oil and gas marketers, utilities, multinational power companies, financial institutions and shipping companies.
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