Randel Young

Senior Consultant
Randel Young Energy Charles River Associates

Randel Young is a senior consultant to CRA’s Energy Practice. Mr. Young has over 40 years of experience in structuring, negotiating, and implementing US and cross-border energy, infrastructure, and resource projects and cross-border investment and business strategies, particularly in emerging and developing markets.

As a senior executive, regional general counsel, cross-border project lawyer, and strategic business advisor, he has structured and advised on hundreds of energy, infrastructure, and natural resource projects, transactions, and disputes throughout North America, Latin America, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. His oil and gas industry experience spans the upstream, midstream, downstream, and related infrastructure and service sectors. He also has extensive experience advising on conventional and renewable power projects and project financings, in the US and in emerging markets.

Mr. Young has advised national oil companies, state-owned enterprises, major oil and gas companies, construction and infrastructure developers, and both strategic and financial investors on projects and transactions around the world. At a major global law firm, he served as a senior energy and natural resource transaction partner and served in senior management as Global Practice Group Coordinator (Oil & Gas), Practice Area Leader (Energy, Infrastructure & Resource Practice), and Managing Partner of the firm’s Houston office. He also served as a member of the global management committee and global advisory council.

In the 1990s, Mr. Young held senior management and legal positions for a multinational pipeline and power project development and operating company, serving as Senior Vice President and general counsel for South America and as a member of the company’s regional executive and risk committees. His executive oversight responsibilities included operation and expansion of an integrated gas midstream (transmission, distribution, processing, and trading) and electric power (generation, transmission, and distribution) business with assets, activities, and projects in Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Chile.

In addition to Latin America, Mr. Young has extensive experience on projects in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, having lived and worked in those regions from 2005-2011 as an energy project development/M&A partner at another major global law firm. He has advised numerous non-US investors on cross-border projects and transactions in the United States.

Mr. Young is a Distinguished Research Fellow and Advisory Director at the Center for Energy Law at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he is a part-time faculty member and lecturer on the structuring, development, and execution of cross-border and other large-scale energy and natural resource projects. Mr. Young also serves on the Advisory Board of Stirling Infrastructure Partners, an energy investment bank based in London.

Mr. Young holds a JD, cum laude, and a BA, summa cum laude, from the University of Houston.


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