LONDON (April 27, 2015)—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today that Jenni Lajzerowicz has joined the firm’s Energy, Environmental and Commodities Practice Group as a partner in the London office. Prior to joining Sutherland, Ms. Lajzerowicz practiced at the London offices of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jenni to the firm,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Our ability to attract top practitioners and rising talent like Jenni, a year after joining together with Arbis in the London market, is a testament to the market leadership of our London team and our entire international energy and commodities trading practice.”
Ms. Lajzerowicz counsels energy and natural resources companies on dispute resolution and transactional matters relating to trading and shipping of oil, gas, metals and natural resources and their extraction. Her clients include traders and producers, national oil and gas companies, global resources companies, ship owners and managers, energy funds, and leading investment and financing banks in various commodity markets. Ms. Lajzerowicz’s “outstanding background” and “impressive reputation” in the oil and gas markets were noted by Chambers UK 2013. Her practice was also recognized by Chambers UK in 2014 and 2015, as well as in both the 2013 and 2014 editions of Legal 500.
“Jenni’s extensive experience and deep knowledge of the energy and commodity markets further enhance our team in London,” said Co-Partner in Charge of Sutherland’s London office and a founding partner of Arbis LLP Paul Sinnott. “This is a natural fit and we are excited by the additional support it offers to our clients worldwide.”
The significant experience Ms. Lajzerowicz brings includes disputes covering upstream oil and gas exploration and production, and mid to downstream refining, trading and transport, whether by ship or pipeline. In upstream energy, she advises on offshore EPC/construction, joint operating agreement disputes, project development, production sharing and maritime matters including offshore support vessels, semi-submersibles and pipeline/cable laying.
“Our group has grown tremendously in the past year,” said Sutherland’s Energy, Environmental and Commodities Practice Group Leader Herbert J. Short, Jr. “Jenni marks the fourth lateral addition to our team since January, which we are committed to grow strategically to meet our clients’ expanding global business needs.”
Sutherland’s Energy, Environmental and Commodities Practice Group includes more than 70 lawyers who act for crude oil, natural gas, LNG, electric power, electric cooperative, renewable and alternative energy, oil pipeline and nuclear energy clients. The practice expanded internationally in March 2014 by combining with Arbis LLP in London and Geneva.
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