Jon R. Ornolfsson

Jon R. Ornolfsson


Royal Northern College of Music (MMUS, 1997)
College of Law, London (G.D.L., 2002)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Jon Ornolfsson is a partner in the global Project Finance Group of Morrison & Foerster. He advises market leading multinational and Asian clients on energy and infrastructure projects around the world. He has practiced in London, Milan, Dubai, Tokyo and Singapore and his practice is primarily focused on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, product marketing, project development and project financing within the oil and gas (upstream and downstream, LNG liquefaction and regasification), power (conventional and renewables), chemicals and other energy related infrastructure sectors.

Based in Asia since 2007, Jon has advised on many of the highest profile energy transactions across the Asia-Pacific region in recent years.  His broad client base includes leading Japanese trading houses and energy companies, other prominent project developers and sponsors, as well as a number of Asian host government entities. Jon has been recognized by IFLR1000 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a highly regarded practitioner for project development in Singapore and leading lawyer for oil and gas M&A respectively.

Jon is an active member of various energy industry organizations, including serving on the steering committee of the AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators) Asia chapter. He is also a regular moderator and speaker at leading industry conferences and thought-leadership events.

Representative Experience

  • A consortium of Asian sponsors in relation to the development of an LNG-to-power project in Sri Lanka.
  • A Japanese utility on its investment into hydropower projects in Indonesia and related joint venture arrangements.
  • The energy unit of a leading Japanese conglomerate on the restructuring of its LNG liquefaction projects portfolio, primarily located in the Middle East and Africa.
  • A leading European green energy company on the development of solar power projects in Vietnam.

IFLR1000 2019
Highliy Regarded Practitioner, Project Development - Singapore

Legal 500 2019
Recommended for Oil and Gas M&A in Singapore

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