Meet the EELA Team

Jan Haizmann, Partner

Brussels, Belgium

Jan brings over 15 years of experience in energy trading in a variety of corporate functions. Jan advises the top-tier management of his international clients on a range of legal and regulatory aspects of commodity trading and gives contractual advice. He offers profound expertise in the energy industry, regulatory compliance, contractual support, risk management and business development. 

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+32 472 36 57 25


Paul Johnson, Partner

Portsmouth, UK

Paul is a solicitor (qualified in England in 1990, and Hong Kong in 1993). PJLC operates both independently and in conjunction with some select specialist commodity law firms, including HFW, where Paul was previously a partner. Mercatis Law is pleased to represent commodity trading companies and banks in London, Geneva and Singapore.

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+44 (0)20 3865 2517


Oliver Mellman, Partner

London, UK

Oliver is an English qualified solicitor with over 17 years’ legal experience working in Energy and Commodities. He has worked in the legal departments of BP (Integrated Supply & Trading), RWE Supply & Trading, Morgan Stanley and Castleton Commodities International (CCI). Oliver has worked on matters spanning oil, LNG, gas, power, metals, emissions, biomass and coal and has widespread experience of transactions relating to trade and commodity finance, joint ventures, M&A, cooperation agreements, structured trades, bilateral physical and financial trading, shipping, GTC and tender reviews and regulatory matters.

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+44 (0)20 3950 5829


Michaela Duve, Partner

Zug, Switzerland

Michaela is a German qualified Legal Counsel (Rechtsanwältin) with over 17 years’ legal experience working in Energy Commodities. Michaela worked as Senior Legal Counsel at RWE Supply & Trading GmbH London, advising RWEs electricity, gas, allowances and weather desks on standard and structured transactions as well as exchange and clearing set-ups. She has played a leading role in developing industry trading standards.

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+41 41 7504812


Nic Horsfield, Partner

Singapore

Nic has spent the last 10 years working as an English qualified solicitor in top tier private practice (Reed Smith) and first class energy trading organisations (RWE Supply & Trading, Koch Supply & Trading). He is an energy and commercial law expert with a particular focus on the trading of LNG, natural gas and power. 

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+65 8792 9080