Arrington, Scott J.

Scott J. Arrington

Partner
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Scott Arrington represents clients in connection with energy infrastructure development, acquisitions, dispositions, financings and international transactions. Scott has considerable experience negotiating and drafting commercial agreements covering the spectrum of project development, including:

  • Joint venture agreements
  • Engineering, procurement and construction agreements
  • Fuel and other feedstock supply agreements
  • Gas sales agreements
  • LNG sale and purchase agreements
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Terminal service and terminal use agreements
  • Financing arrangements

Scott Arrington represents clients in connection with energy infrastructure development, acquisitions, dispositions, financings and international transactions. Scott has considerable experience negotiating and drafting commercial agreements covering the spectrum of project development, including:

  • Joint venture agreements
  • Engineering, procurement and construction agreements
  • Fuel and other feedstock supply agreements
  • Gas sales agreements
  • LNG sale and purchase agreements
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Terminal service and terminal use agreements
  • Financing arrangements

In addition to his project development work, Scott has significant experience in acquisition and disposition work and has negotiated such transactions on both the stock and asset level. He has spent a large part of his career executing both development and acquisition/divestiture transactions across borders, particularly in Latin America and Asia (including the Middle East).

Scott has been involved in the following transactions:

United States and Canada

  • Satellite Petrochemical USA Corp. and its China-based parent in a transaction with an affiliate of Energy Transfer Partners involving the supply of ethane to Satellite Petrochemical and a joint venture investment in a new pipeline, chiller and storage facility
  • NextEra Energy Partners on its $2.1 billion acquisition of NET Midstream
  • International wind energy company with respect to the negotiation of long-term power purchase agreements in multiple regions in the United States
  • U.S. energy company in the structuring and negotiation of construction management, operation and maintenance and related licensing arrangements with respect to the largest solar thermal power project in the world, which is located in California
  • Canadian oil and gas company in connection with its integrated cross-border oil sands and refinery joint venture with another major oil and gas company
  • U.S. subsidiary of a Spanish energy company in the formation of a wind energy development joint venture in the United States

Central and South America and the Caribbean

  • Brazil: U.S. company in the purchase of a methanol plant in Brazil
  • Chile: Developer of an LNG regasification facility in Chile, including with respect to its terminal use agreement and related operation and coordination agreement
  • Dominican Republic: Consortium of seven companies in its acquisition of 50% of one of the electricity generation companies created as part of the capitalization process in the Dominican Republic, including negotiation of the constitutional documents for the consortium
  • Guyana: Exploration and production company with respect to certain farm out agreements and joint operating agreements for offshore Guyana
  • Mexico: Monterra Energy with respect to terminal services agreements and related matters in connection with its crude oil products storage projects in Mexico
  • Nicaragua: International energy company in its acquisition of a majority interest in a wind farm in Nicaragua
  • Peru: Chinese mining company in the negotiation of its EPCM contract with an international engineering and construction company for a $2 billion mine in Peru
  • Peru: European energy company in connection with its acquisition of a minority interest in the Camisea LNG project in Peru and related upstream assets and in connection with the LNG sales and purchase agreement for all of the LNG produced at the Camisea liquefaction facility
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Education
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1995
  • B.A., cum laude, Rice University, 1990
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Languages
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, Houston Bar Association
      • HAY Center Committee Member, 2016-2020
      • Special Olympics Committee Co-Chair, 2009-2010
      • International Law Section Executive Council, 2002-2005 ‎‎(Chair 2004-2005)‎
      • Campaign for the Homeless Co-Chair, 2003-2004
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
    • Advisory Board, Institute for Energy Law
    • Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
Awards & Recognitions
    • Recognized, Chambers Global, Projects in the USA (2010-2018)‎
    • Recognized, Chambers USA, Projects Nationwide (2009-2018) ‎and Projects Texas (2005-2008)‎
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law (2013-‎‎2014) and Corporate Law (2015-2021)‎
    • Listed, Who’s Who Legal, Energy Law (2015-2018) and Project ‎Finance (2015-2016)‎
Community Leadership
    • Transition Coach through The HAY Center (mentor to youth recently aged out of the foster care system)
    • Rice University - Class of 1990 Class Giving Volunteer