David M. Blumental

David Blumental advises Asia-based and international clients on a wide range of cross-border energy and natural resource transactions, including upstream oil and gas, LNG project development and long-term offtake agreements, petrochemicals, chemicals and mining projects in China, North and South America, Africa, Russia and the CIS, Southeast Asia and Australia. He serves as Global Co-chair of the firm’s Oil & Gas Industry Group, with almost 20 years of on-the-ground experience working in China and on China-related matters.

Mr. Blumental’s practice focuses on: 

  • Cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures 
  • Joint ventures 
  • Project development and financing 
  • Private equity investments

In addition to advising on transactional matters, Mr. Blumental regularly counsels clients on cross-border litigation, arbitration, compliance and corporate governance matters involving Chinese or other Asian parties.

Mr. Blumental is ranked in the top band of lawyers advising in Energy & Natural Resources in China in Chambers Global 2014, with sources noting that he is "well respected" and that his deep understanding of both Chinese and international markets is a distinct advantage.