Velocys is pleased to announce the appointment of David Bate as the Group’s General Counsel, VP Legal and Compliance based in the Oxford office headquarters.
David’s most recent position was at Schlumberger where he was responsible for all legal support to the group’s upstream asset portfolio covering M&A, business development, risk and project management, development financing and other regulatory matters.
Over a 25 year + career in energy, he has previously worked for several large-cap multinationals and AIM-listed energy businesses. These include positions at ENI, Enterprise Oil, Chevron, Anadarko, Valiant Petroleum and E.ON. He has been involved in all aspects of the upstream and midstream oil and gas sector across diverse international jurisdictions, having undertaken roles in Amsterdam, Dublin and Asia. His extensive experience includes establishing and managing legal functions, compliance and corporate governance and expertise in M&A and dispute resolution, as well as the negotiation and application of commercial agreements relevant to the energy industry, project financing and other aspects of the value chain.
He began his career at Clifford Chance specialising in corporate law, is a qualified solicitor and holds an LL.B from the University of Liverpool.
Henrik Wareborn, CEO, said:
“We are very pleased to have David on board in this new company role and to be able to benefit from his specialist expertise. Velocys is accelerating into commercial deployment of our technology now after a long period of research and development, which requires support and leadership by our new highly qualified General Counsel.”
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