Karl V. Hopkins is a partner on the Dentons Energy, Transport and Infrastructure team and heads a group of practitioners providing strategic and legal advice to national oil companies. Karl’s practice concentrates on the development, construction, start-up and operation of large international energy projects. He is also involved in advising clients on security strategies for their assets and personnel abroad. Karl has represented a number of prominent companies in the following industries: oil and gas producers, petroleum refining companies, pipeline companies and oilfield service companies.
He has represented clients on energy-related matters in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Russia, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, and Canada. He has experience in managing matters relating to large asset-based transactions, including the sale of oil and gas interests, the development of oil and gas production facilities, both onshore and offshore, pipelines, refineries, terminals, LNG liquefaction and re-gas facilities and related infrastructure projects.
In addition to his transactional experience, he has represented clients in various arbitration tribunals, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He is a Chambers-rated lawyer for Energy and Natural Resources: Dispute Resolution.