Graham Vinter is chair of Covington’s International Project Finance Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was General Counsel of BG Group plc (2007-2015) and a member of BG Group’s Group Executive Committee, reporting to the Chief Executive.
Whilst General Counsel at BG Group, Mr. Vinter was involved in a number of projects, including the company’s largest ever project, an LNG liquefaction plant and related upstream development in eastern Australia with a combined capital cost in excess of $20 billion. In his previous career in private practice, he was involved in numerous infrastructure and energy projects around the globe, including road and rail transportation projects in Europe, power projects in Europe and Asia and LNG liquefaction projects in the Middle East.
Prior to joining BG Group, Mr. Vinter spent 27 years with a UK Magic Circle firm, including just under 20 years as a partner, and was the Global Head of its projects practice from 1996 to 2007.
Mr. Vinter was also a member of the Executive of GC100 (the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100) from 2010 to January 2016 and was elected to a two-year term as Chair of the organization in January 2014.
Mr. Vinter is the founding author and now co-author of Project Finance, published by Sweet & Maxwell and now in its 4th edition (2013).