Tom Dimitroff

Tom Dimitroff is a licensed lawyer (Illinois Bar), strategy advisor and negotiator, with wide-ranging negotiating, commercial structuring, M&A and financing experience delivering multiple globally significant energy and infrastructure projects over the last 22 years. He has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer, risk analyst and business strategist.

He has functioned as a core member of multiple negotiating teams that have delivered globally significant energy projects including Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, the South Caucasus gas pipeline, the gas sales agreement between Turkey and Azerbaijan and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Company.

He has advised governments including the Azerbaijan Republic, during their multilateral Energy Charter Transit Protocol negotiations, and he has led cross-functional teams in delivering feasibility studies and strategy advice to governments and developers for projects in Africa and the Middle East.

Tom has also developed and negotiated arrangements for the acquisition and sale of upstream oil and gas assets in the FSU and the Middle East on behalf of oil and gas companies and private equity funds. Prior to joining IDP, he was regional advisor to BP plc for Africa, the Middle East, Russia, the Caspian and Turkey, advising on non-technical risks posed to new ventures and existing operations across the region. Recently, he authored a study on cross-border oil and gas pipelines under a grant award from the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (July 2014) and was consulting editor for “Risk and Energy Infrastructure” published in August 2011 by Global Law and Business (London).

Tom graduated from the Loyola University of Chicago with a B.A degree in Philosophy, University of Cambridge, St Edmund’s College with a MA degree in Law, Oxford University, Jesus College with a B.C.L degree in Jurisprudence and Political Theory and Chicago- Kent College of Law with a J.D. degree in Law.