Name Lawrence Tal
Position Head of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestments
Location London
Introduction Lawrence is a senior M&A and business development leader with a 20-year track record in evaluating, structuring and executing transactions in the energy and mining industries.
Expertise Lawrence has led projects in the financial valuation and risk assessment of international oil, gas and mining assets and companies and successfully negotiated a number of M&A transactions. He has also produced testimony in disputes related to the valuation of projects and assets in the oil and gas industry.
Previous Employers Rio Tinto,  CQS Management, Shell Gas & Power, Shell International E&P, University of Oxford
Recent Assignments
  • Leading the successful sale of part of Shell’s stake in the $800 million Hazira LNG project in India to Total. He also led negotiations with Repsol, BG, and HPCL.
  • Playing a key role in originating and presenting proposals to develop the multi-billion dollar Shell Qatar GtL project.
  • Leading negotiations for Rio Tinto’s move to control of Ivanhoe Mines, securing a majority position in the Oyu Tolgoi Mine in Mongolia.
  • Negotiating the sale of the Rio Tinto Alcan Kitimat port and associated land to LNG Canada and structuring a Project Management and Cooperation Agreement.
  • Advising QAL on the sale of a surplus gas option contract to APLNG.