Jon Hines represents private US, European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Russian private and state-owned companies in major transactions, including project development, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions in Russia and other former Soviet republics. Jon focuses primarily on large-scale oil and gas projects, as well as mining development and other industrial ventures. He advises on such transactions—including related financings—in Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and the other former Soviet Republics, and also assists major Russian companies in their projects worldwide.
Jon has experience in arbitration proceedings related to Russia/CIS transactions in Moscow, Stockholm, London, and Paris. He is currently serving his third five-year appointed term on the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and is one of two non-Russians elected to and currently serving on ICAC’s governing Presidium. Jon also regularly advises clients on the application of the current US and EU sanctions on projects and other commercial dealings relating to Russia.
Jon has been based in Moscow for more than 15 years, and has been involved in Russia/CIS region project work for more than 25 years. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Jon was a partner in the energy transactions practice of another international law firm.