Leonard is a Partner at SANDS office in Oslo. He is an English solicitor and part of the firm’s Energy, Offshore and Maritime and Renewable Energy Sector Groups.
Leonard has extensive experience of complex international offshore and shipping projects. He advises regularly on project development, structuring and tendering, offshore installation, EPCIC and the construction, conversion and chartering of a broad range of vessels and offshore units. He represents major contractors, project developers, suppliers and insurance companies and handles a wide variety of projects and transactions, including sale & purchase and mergers & acquisitions. He has particular experience with LNG Floating Storage and Regasification (FSRU) projects, having assisted with multiple projects worldwide, and with hydro and wind-farm installation projects. He is also experienced in the oil, gas and renewables supply industry where he represents contractors, suppliers and engineering companies.
Prior to joining SANDS in April 2016, Leonard had over 12 years’ experience with Ince & Co in London and Wikborg Rein in London and Oslo. He also has paralegal experience from law firms and defence clubs in London, Oslo, Madrid and Buenos Aires.
He has in-house experience from Höegh LNG, where he spent most of 2014 on secondment.
Very humble, down-to-earth and non-egocentric attitude. Appropriate non-confrontational approach to undertaking discussions during contract negotiations. Guy Leonard and Oddbjørn Slinning have my trust and I would take him into any meetings without hesitation. I cannot say the same of many lawyers... - Legal 500