While it true that the international industry has its roots in the domestic industry, there are agreements and documents which bear only a passing resemblance to their domestic antecedents. As time has gone by and national oil companies and oil ministries have become increasingly sophisticated, those agreements have become increasingly complex. Ted has been involved in drafting, reviewing and negotiating concessions, production sharing and like contracts, exploration and production joint ventures, onshore and offshore operating agreements, lifting and terminalling agreements, drilling contracts, and pipeline and refinery construction. Ted has experience in the Middle East, Far East, Australia, Latin America, and Europe and has represented foreign financial and other institutions in United States energy transactions. Having lived and worked in several foreign countries, speaking several languages and having been raised in the international oil business, Ted brings a wide range of experience to the international practice. He has served several clients as the chief counsel in administering those clients’ overseas properties.