Andrew B. "Andy" Derman

Andrew B. "Andy" Derman


Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2005

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Energy Law

Natural Resources Law

Oil and Gas Law

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Andrew B. Derman is a Partner and head of International Energy Practice Group for Thompson & Knight LLP and Chairman of Thompson & Knight Global Energy Services. He represents public and private companies and host governments in their strategic design, commercial execution, negotiations, contract preparation, and legal interpretation. Recent experience includes: acquisition and divestment efforts in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia; international financing matters; commercialization of natural gas, including LNG and GTL; the full-range of host government contracts and industry contracts, including production sharing contacts, service contracts, operating agreements; offshore platform and construction and installation tenders; lifting agreements; the start-up and winding-up of overseas operations; deep water operations; Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and similar OECD advice; sanction advice; in-house and industry oil and gas seminars; unitizations; transnational pipelines; litigation and arbitration; acting as an advocate, expert witness and as an arbitrator. Mr. Derman was with Oryx Energy Company and Sun Company, Inc. (predecessor of Oryx Energy Co.) for 20 years; he designed and implemented worldwide business/commercial strategies, including acquisitions, divestments, trades, alliances and host government negotiation. In addition, he managed the international exploration program, the technology group, the reservoir administration function, procurement and material management, corporate environmental oversight and the exploration and production planning function. Education: Insead Advanced Management Program, Fontainebleau, France (1991); Temple University Law School, J.D. (1978); Law Review (1976-78); National Moot Court Advocate (1977); New York University, B.A. (1974); Justinian Honor Society; graduated at age 20. Admitted to and a member of the State Bar of Texas, Pennsylvania and New York. Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the field of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law. He has an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities worldwide and has published five books and more than 50 articles.

Location

  • One Arts Plaza, Suite 1500
    1722 Routh Street
    Dallas, TX 75201

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Temple University , J.D., graduated 1978
  • New York University, BA, graduated 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Affiliations

  • AIPN - Former Director

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Natural Resources Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2022)
  • Natural Resources Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2020)
  • Energy Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2019)
  • Natural Resources Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2017)
  • Natural Resources Law, Dallas (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Energy Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Natural Resources Law

Special Focus

  • Arbitration
  • Trade

Awards:

  • Multiple
  • AIPN

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"Andrew Derman has literally written the books on international oil and gas structures and contracting."

"Andrew Derman brings both great depth and breadth in international oil and gas law, but significant expertise in the management of worldwide energy projects that provides a holistic view to his clients."

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