GaffneyCline in London
Michael Cline is a Director at GaffneyCline, an international consultancy with offices in the United Kingdom, North and South America and the Asia Pacific. GaffneyCline provides a broad range of technical, commercial and strategic advisory support to the private and public sectors of the oil and gas industry, as well as to financial institutions, service and power sectors. Michael has over 30 years of experience providing advisory support to clients around the world, including advice to governments and private investors on legal and business issues associated with privatizations and foreign investment, cross-border activities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships and strategic alliances and investments.
Michael has been lead advisor on major investment initiatives, including for Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and Kuwait Oil Company on the opening of Kuwait’s upstream sector to participation by international oil and gas companies; for the Government of Iraq in connection with multiple licensing tenders to engage international oil companies in the development of major oil and gas fields throughout Iraq; and other similar initiatives around the world. Michael has led multi-disciplinary technical and commercial teams engaged in bidding and project evaluation processes. He has worked with a major Middle Eastern producer to analyze and benchmark operating cost structures and develop frameworks for cost savings initiatives.
Michael received a B.S. Foreign Service, Georgetown University in 1981 and a Juris Doctor, S. Methodist University School of Law in 1985.