Senior Counsel

Thomas J. Moore

Corporate & Securities, Global Energy, Projects & Infrastructure


Thomas J. Moore is senior counsel in Mayer Brown's Houston office and is a member of the Infrastructure Investment and oil and gas groups, and the Corporate & Securities and LNG practices. Thomas brings a wide range of corporate, commercial and financial experience to the energy and infrastructure industries. He has played a lead role in many major energy assignments worldwide, with a special emphasis on LNG trading and marketing, the chartering of LNG vessels and floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) and the development of FSRU and land-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Africa, the Caribbean, South America and the United States.


LNG Experience

  • Represents a North Asia LNG importer in respect of its RFP for LNG supply, including the negotiation of a detailed term sheet and long-term LNG sale and purchase agreements.
  • Represents of a Chinese importer of LNG in the negotiation of a long term LNG sale and purchase agreement with a major Australian LNG producer.
  • Represents Excelerate Energy in its long-term and medium and spot LNG Sale and Purchase Agreements and LNG shipping matters, including proposed long-term LNG sales contracts in Brazil, Chile, China, Hawaii and Namibia.
  • Represents the Republic of Benin in the negotiation of a 15 year purchase agreement for the purchase of regasified LNG from Total.
  • Represents the owner of an LNG terminal in the Caribbean Basin in respect to LNG supply and the sale of regasified LNG
  • Represents CNPC International, a participant in Mozambique’s Area 4 LNG project, including with respect to LNG sales issues.
  • Represented an international trading company in the negotiation of a 15 year LNG sale and purchase agreement with a US producer of LNG.
  • Represented Excelerate Energy in the time charter of FSRUs for use in Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Hawaii, Kuwait, Namibia and Puerto Rico.
  • Represented Excelerate Energy in the commercial aspects (including LNG sales agreements and agreements for the sale of tolling capacity) of its development of an LNG liquefaction project and related header pipeline in south Texas (project terminated because of market conditions).
  • Represented RWE in its acquisition and subsequent sale of a 50% interest in Excelerate Energy.
  • Led the representation of the Angola LNG project, an incorporated joint venture of Chevron, Sonangol, BP, TOTAL, and ExxonMobil (later replaced by Eni) to monetize associated natural gas produced in Angola's off-shore oil production, including all development activities of the project in Angola, the development of a subsea, high pressure gas pipeline system, the purchase of LNG regasification capacity for the project in the United States, development of the LNG and gas sales agreements to be used by the project and the establishment of an LNG marketing company to sell the project's LNG output in the international markets.
  • Represented Sonatrach, the Algerian national oil company, in its proposed acquisition of LNG regasification capacity in the United States and in the development of the terms of use of a virtual LNG storage and regasification terminal.


  • Recognized by Chambers Global, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 US, 2013
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013


  • University of Minnesota Law School, JD
  • University of California, Berkeley, AB


  • Texas
  • Colorado