A very strong professional foundation supplemented with strong business and deal making acumen.
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Iain Fergusson

Iain is an English qualified commercial energy lawyer and negotiator with over twenty years' experience in the CIS oil & gas sector. Before founding FSU Law in 1997, Iain worked with Freshfields in London and Moscow and with BG in Kazakhstan.  Iain is a graduate of Oxford University and the London School of Economics.


Massimo Nicolazzi

Massimo has a wealth of commercial experience in the oil & gas industry, including extensive experience of the CIS, having held senior posts with Eni, LUKOIL and Centrex. Massimo acts as a commercial adviser (not a lawyer), to ensure that on high-value transactions our advice always remains commercially relevant. Massimo is a graduate of the University of Torino and Michigan Law School.


Eddy Goldsmith

Eddy is an English and Australian qualified lawyer with almost ten years' experience in the CIS oil & gas sector. Before joining FSU, Eddy worded with Linklaters in London and, Clayton Utz, Baker McKenzie and Chang, Pistilli & Simmons (now Clifford Chance) in Sydney. Eddy is a graduate of Cambridge University.

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Lorenza Porciello

Lorenza is an Italian qualified lawyer with over ten years’ experience in the international oil & gas sector, including Qatar and Denmark. Before joining FSU, Lorenza has held a number of senior legal, commercial and strategy roles in Maersk Oil and Total and worked with Hogan Lovells in Rome. Lorenza is a graduate of Roma Tre and La Sapienza Universities in Rome.

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Daniel Bloch

Daniel is a Canadian and Israeli qualified lawyer with over twenty years’ experience negotiating complex commercial agreements in all areas of corporate finance, M&A, private equity and joint ventures. Daniel has advised on offshore oil and gas exploration in West Africa and the Mediterranean. Before joining FSU, Daniel worked with Herzog, Fox & Ne’eman in Tel Aviv and was a partner at Aird & Berlis LLP in Toronto.

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Anna Kerod

Anna has been with FSU since 2000 and is in charge of client relations and business development on a part-time basis.  Anna also provides highly specialised professional translation and interpreting services to FSU Law (and others) through her company, Kerod & Associates. Anna is a graduate of St Petersburg State University.