Kenny Paton
Position: Director, Head: African Exploration & Production
 
Practice: Projects
 
Office: Cape Town
 
Telephone: +27 21 431 7170
 
Email: kenny.paton@webberwentzel.com
 

Kenny Paton is a director in the Projects Practice at Webber Wentzel.

He has extensive experience, both in-house and in private practice, advising major and independent companies on all aspects of projects in the oil and gas sector worldwide.  He has over 13 years' experience specialising in international oil and gas transactions and has worked on both upstream and midstream projects with a particular specialism in development projects, transportation work and gas contracts.

Kenny’s in-house experience includes working as group general counsel at FTSE 250 oil services company Expro Group, over a year's secondment at Total and a prolonged period in China representing CNOOC and BP on the Guangdong LNG Import Project.

He has also advised many international independent oil and gas companies on a wide variety of transactions in Africa including acquisitions and farm-in opportunities.

His expertise has been recognised by Chambers Global, which refers to Kenny is a "leader in his field” and Legal 500.

Kenny is dual-qualified (English and Scots law).

Areas of expertise
  • Oil and gas
  • Highlights

    Named by:

    • Legal 500 2017 as a legal expert (Projects and infrastructure; Africa).
    • Chambers Global 2014 (Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas).
    • Legal 500 as a legal expert (Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas, Scotland).