Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Jon Hines represents US, European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Russian private and state-owned companies in major transactions, including project development, joint ventures, and acquisitions and dispositions (M&A) in Russia and other former Soviet republics. Jon focuses primarily on large-scale oil and gas projects, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) deals, as well as mining and metals and other industrial ventures. He advises on such transactions—including related project financings—in Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and the other former Soviet republics, and also assists major Russian companies in their projects worldwide.
Jon further regularly advises clients on the application of the current US and EU sanctions on projects and other commercial dealings relating to Russia. He also has experience in arbitration proceedings related to Russia/CIS transactions in Moscow, Stockholm, London, Paris, and Geneva. Jon is currently serving his third five-year appointed term on the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and is one of two non-Russians elected to and currently serving on ICAC’s governing Presidium.
Jon has been based in Moscow for 21 years, and has been involved in Russia/CIS region project work for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Jon was a partner in the energy transactions practice of another international law firm.
He is fluent in Russian, and is conversant in French, Danish, and Norwegian.