Patrick Hébréard is a Director with CEG Europe, head of the Paris office.
He is a valuation expert and an experienced adviser and negotiator with a long career spent in the energy and utilities industry.
Patrick has been appointed testifying expert in many arbitration proceedings where he is required to evaluate damages. In a recent appointment, he worked for a Middle-Eastern government on a successful settlement of a multi-billion damages claim by investors.
Patrick has a significant experience of the energy markets, and especially of the long term gas and LNG sales and purchases agreements, on which he worked both as a buyer and a seller, giving him a broad and unique perspective on the corresponding commercial, contractual and financial issues.
In his last assignment prior to joining CEG in September 2015, Patrick led the negotiating team on long term gas sales and gas transportation agreements in Europe for the Shah Deniz II project. Those negotiations were successful and led to the execution of several agreements with NOCs and IOCs considered to be landmarks in the industry, for a total of 10 bcma over 25 years.
Patrick developed an excellent knowledge on gas and LNG pricing issues. Having worked on many Price Reviews on gas and LNG in Europe and Asia, he has a great understanding of price formation and markets dynamics across the world. Patrick applied his commercial and negotiating skills across the gas/LNG value chain: upstream development, LNG regasification terminals, pipelines, sales...
Patrick regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on energy issues and arbitration.
He is an active member of the AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators).
Patrick is a trained engineer with a Master of Science from Ecole des Mines de Nancy (top 10 of French engineering schools) with specialization in Energy.
He also holds a Master degree in Intelligence Marketing from HEC Paris, #1 French business school, and a Master degree in Arbitration Law from University of Montpellier, France.
A French national, he is fluent in English and Spanish and has a basic knowledge of Italian.