David E. Jetter




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David Jetter represents clients in a wide range of project development and international business transactions. Mr. Jetter's practice includes liquefied natural gas (LNG), LNG-to-power and other energy infrastructure projects and transactions. Mr. Jetter advises clients in the development of energy projects in the United States and internationally, including Latin America. He is proficient in Spanish.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Jetter served as a law clerk to the Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Related Experience

  • Cheniere Energy, Inc. – development of Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi LNG liquefaction export facilities, including preparation of LNG SPAs
  • LNG supplier and project sponsor – development of proposed LNG-to-power project including negotiation of LNG sale and purchase agreements (SPAs), terminal use agreement, project financing agreements, and equity arrangements
  • LNG supplier – early-stage development of potential LNG-to-power projects in Latin America
  • Tolling customer – negotiation of liquefaction tolling agreement for potential LNG liquefaction export facility in the United States
  • Chilean electric utility – review of LNG terminal use agreement for the Mejillones LNG receiving terminal and preparation of binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for LNG sales
  • Energy company – negotiation of capacity sharing, operations and maintenance and related agreements for potential LNG liquefaction export facility in the United States
  • Private equity firm – review of LNG project agreements for potential investment in LNG liquefaction export facility in the United States
  • Small-scale LNG developer – preparation of LNG fuel sales agreements for two small-scale LNG liquefaction projects
  • Energy company – development of potential truck rack for LNG fuel sales from large-scale liquefaction plant
  • Brass LNG Ltd. – development of LNG liquefaction project in Nigeria, including LNG SPA negotiations
  • Gazprom Marketing & Trading USA – negotiation of assignment of LNG regasification capacity at the Energia Costa Azul terminal in Baja California, Mexico and related assignments of gas transportation capacity on the Gasoducto Bajanorte and North Baja pipelines
  • U.S. joint venture of ten major international energy companies – preparation of a mutual aid personnel agreement for rapid deployment of personnel as part of an emergency response to potential offshore well control events in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
  • ENGIE – negotiation of subcharter for an LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU)
  • Pacific Stratus Energy Colombia Corp. – negotiation of services agreement for floating LNG liquefaction facility in Colombia
  • U.S. company – negotiation of a number of LNG sales, regasification capacity, throughput and related agreements for non-public transactions
  • U.S. company – preparation of engineering and professional services agreement and review of manufacturing and services agreement
  • U.S. company – preparation of consulting services agreement with Latin American consulting firm
  • U.S. company – preparation of strategic alliance agreement with Indian company
  • AES Energy Storage – development of a utility scale energy storage project
  • DeWind SWI Wind Farms – development of a joint venture company to develop wind farms in Texas
  • BP Alternative Energy – development of the 124.5 megawatt Goshen II wind farm in Bonneville County, Idaho
  • U.S. company – preparation of lease, EPC contract and development agreement for residential solar projects
  • Pro bono client – preparation of estate planning document

Awards & Community

Recognized for Projects: LNG by Chambers USA, 2018

Listed in Who's Who Legal: Energy, Law Business Research Ltd, 2015, 2016

Recognized by Latinvex as one of "Latin America's Rising Legal Stars," 2015

Fulbright Scholar, Binational Business Program, Mexico City, 2000-2001


Publications, Speeches & Presentations



Argus Latin American LNG Summit

The 2nd Argus Latin America LNG Summit brings together an international mix of over 175 LNG traders, producers, importers and government authorities to discuss updates and developments in the Latin American market.