Guyana’s exciting move into the Oil and Gas sector records another significant step with the historic opening of the law office of Hughes, Fields and Stoby USA PLLC in Houston, Texas.
The official launch of its overseas presence took place with an event on Friday September 28 at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Georgetown.
The Director of Energy, Mark Bynoe, delivered the welcoming address at the event described by the Managing Partner, C.A. Nigel Hughes, as “the opening of a bridge between the oil capital of the world, Houston, Texas and one of the emerging oil giants of the region, Guyana.”
Long before a potential investor even arrives in Guyana, the law offices of Hughes, Fields and Stoby will now be on hand in Houston, Texas to guide clients through what could be a complex processof establishing business relationships in Guyana, the firm said.
“From legal representation right through to assistance with the appropriate business protocols and linkage to a network of officials in the public and private sector, a client’s every need is attended toin ensuring the doors to doing business in Guyana are easily and readily open,” the press release stated.
Hughes, Fields & Stoby, in partnership with Access Point, becomes the first legal and business protocol firm locally, to establish a Houston, Texas presence in recognition of the emerging importance between the American energy capital and Guyana, as an emerging energy powerhouse.
U.S. Partner, Greg Clark, who worked with Occidental Petroleum Company a large Oil and Gas company as that organization’s Legal Manager will lead the Hughes, Fields and Stoby team in Houston. Mr. Clark has worked for 13 years in the industry as legal counsel based in places such as Qatar and Ecuador. He brings a history of understanding and depth of knowledge to what will be aunique and welcomed resource.
“The opening of the Hughes, Fields and Stoby office in Houston with business protocol firm AccessPoint, is indeed a bookmark moment in the development of the energy sector in Guyana andthose who seek to have their investment interests best represented in the South American country,” the law firm stated.
The preparation for these “New Horizons” began a year ago with the collaboration between Hughes, Fields and Stoby and the global law firm of Shearman and Sterling.
Hughes, Fields & Stoby, the largest law firm in Guyana was established in 1972 by founder Clarence Albert Fitzgerald Hughes. “We strive to provide our clients, local or international, corporate, or individual with the highest quality legal services available. We focus on the unique needs of each client,” the press release said.