Rubin Weston


Rubin is a partner in our London office and a specialist in the financing of oil and gas projects.  He has worked on significant financings in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.

His career has focussed on work in emerging economies and has been fairly evenly divided between lender and sponsor representations. This understanding of both parties’ positions enables him to better facilitate compromise.

His excellence in the energy sector has been recognised by Chambers every year since 2011. Clients have recommended Rubin to Chambers for his “pragmatic approach, which focuses on the key dealbreaker points” and for being “responsive and giving direction”.


  • US$489 million project financing of the construction by SOCAR Polymer of petrochemical facilities in Sumqayit, Azerbaijan.

    Project financings of the investments of the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) and Lukoil, respectively, in the Shah Deniz Gas Field off the coast of Azerbijan.

    US$15 billion loan from China Development Bank in connection with the supply of oil via Russia’s Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean (ESPO) Pipeline.

    Project financing of a methanol plant in Azerbaijan.

    Multiple syndicated loans to SOCAR.

    US$82 million loan to Lukoil to refurbish its Petrotel refinery in Romania.

    Project financing of a floating LNG storage and regasification unit to be operated in South-East Asia.

    Various trade finance facilities.

    US$110 million and US$120 million project financings of the investments of SOCAR and Lukoil, respectively, in the South Caucasus gas pipeline.

    Borrower’s counsel on US$1.18 million syndicated financing to fund the construction of this oil pipeline.