Jonathan H. Hines


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Legend Business Center
Tsvetnoy Bulvar, 2
Moscow 127051, Russian

Tel: +7 495 212 2552
Fax: +7 495 212 2400


Jon Hines is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Hines has 25 years of experience representing private and state-owned companies from around the world on transactions involving Russia and the other former Soviet republics. His work focuses mainly on large-scale oil & gas (including LNG) and mining development and M&A projects and related financings in Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and the other CIS states, as well as other industrial ventures in this region.

Mr. Hines has also assisted clients in connection with a number of Russia-related arbitration proceedings in Moscow, Stockholm, London, and Paris – and is currently serving his third five-year appointed term on the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Hines was a partner in the energy transactions practice of another international law firm.

Mr. Hines earned his J.D., with distinction, from University of Virginia School of Law in 1978 and his B.A., with distinction, in Russian studies from Princeton University in 1974. He is fluent in Russian, and has a working knowledge of French, German, Danish, and Norwegian. Mr. Hines is admitted to practice in New York.

Morgan Lewis’s Energy Transactions Practice combines extensive transactional and regulatory capabilities, global resources, and command of industry- and region-specific issues to efficiently advance our clients’ interests in a broad array of matters. For more than four decades, our attorneys have been guiding clients in some of the industry’s most complex and significant projects, mergers and acquisitions, power sales, regulatory issues, construction contracts, project financings, and related structured financings.

The firm has a history of representing domestic and international energy companies, public utilities (investor owned and government run), independent power producers and generators, financial institutions, financial and strategic investors, and power project developers. Legal teams assigned to each matter are often small, and are designed to focus on the transaction at hand, but can draw on the resources of the entire firm as needed. When appropriate, we assemble larger teams of lawyers to handle complex transactions. This flexibility provides clients the focused service necessary to complete transactions in a timely, cost-efficient manner.

With 25 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive transactional, litigation, labor and employment, regulatory, and intellectual property legal services to clients of all sizes—from global Fortune 100 companies to just-conceived startups—across all major industries. The firm’s service philosophy is grounded in a disciplined approach to advancing our clients’ interests as effectively and efficiently as possible.

In every representation, Morgan Lewis attorneys are committed to knowing and fully understanding each client’s specific business, industry environment, and legal concerns, with a focus on both immediate and long-term goals. Our regulatory and industry-focused practices such as Antitrust, Energy, Life Sciences, and Securities help clients throughout the world to craft and execute strategies to address legal, government, and policy challenges in today’s rapidly changing economic and regulatory environment.

Our international team of attorneys, patent agents, employee benefits advisors, regulatory scientists, and other specialists—more than 1,600 legal professionals total—serves clients from locations in Almaty, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai*, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Houston, Irvine, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, San Francisco, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington.

Morgan Lewis’s expanding global presence includes some 140 lawyers in our nine offices in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. They advise clients in such critical sectors as energy and finance, and on matters ranging from significant transactions to labor issues. Together with our hundreds of lawyers working from offices strategically situated in the hubs of commerce, law, and government throughout in the United States, we offer clients a genuinely multinational platform from which to pursue their business goals.

As we have grown, we have maintained our foundational dedication to close-working client relationships combined with an emphasis on results. That has been Morgan Lewis’s hallmark since its founding in 1873, and it remains at the core of our services today.

Jonathan Hines is one of the most experienced and sought-after expatriates in the market, and his continued leadership of the team will undoubtedly inspire confidence in clients. When asked to comment on his abilities, interviewees remarked that “he would be in the legends category.”
Chambers Europe, 2013