Ian Ingram-Johnson


Ian has extensive experience advising sponsors and lenders on energy and infrastructure projects in the U.S., Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. 
He is at the forefront of A&O Shearman's work on energy transition and is currently advising on numerous low carbon hydrogen projects (including ammonia and methanol) as well as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) projects, in addition to LNG, petrochemical and refinery projects.
Ian has led numerous multi-sourced financings including ECAs, commercial banks, development finance institutions, multilaterals and Islamic financiers.


Representative matters

The pathfinder ECAs and lenders on the first of a kind utility-scale 1m+ tpa Helios green hydrogen and ammonia project (including solar and wind generation) in Saudi Arabia. This USD8.4bn project includes the world’s first large scale green ammonia offtake contract. 

The sponsor on the development of a USD3bn world-scale green ammonia project in Oman with energy generated from renewable sources.

GCC and internationals sponsors on green hydrogen and ammonia project development in the UAE.

The lenders on a low carbon iron hub in the Middle East.

Pro bono

Maersk McKinney Moeller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping: Knowledge Partner
He does a lot of hydrogen work; he’s a strong presence. He has a good name and a good brand. He has a portfolio of good clients too
Chambers Global, 2023
Ian is client-friendly and a good team player who is across the detail, excellent in negotiation and shows real team leadership. He is a standout
Chambers Global, 2022


  • Ranked Band 1 Projects & Energy Middle East-wide, Chambers Global, 2024 
  • Ranked Market Leader Project Finance UAE, IFLR1000 EMEA, 2024
  • Ranked Leading Individual Infrastructure & Projects UAE, Legal 500 EMEA, 2024



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998


LPC, University of Nottingham, 1996

LLB, Law, University of Exeter, 1995