Steven Sparling is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. and Houston offices. Mr. Sparling has a comprehensive understanding of the global LNG and oil industries—legal, operational and commercial. He has represented clients in connection with the strategic assessment, project development and optimization of over 30 projects in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
In addition, he works proactively to advise on charterparties, marine operation, marine services agreements, tug services agreements, risk management and liability issues, safety and oil spill preparedness, as well compliance matters involving U.S. anti-boycott laws, sanctions programs, customs, trade classifications and Jones Act requirements.
His clients include national oil companies, international oil companies, oil and gas marketers, utilities, financial institutions, project developers, project operators, and shipping companies.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Sparling was a member of the energy and environmental practice group at a Washington, D.C. law firm. Prior to practicing law, Steven served as an officer in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Barry (DDG 52).
Supply and Services Contracts
Safety and Security