Joseph Tomkiewicz

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English, French, Spanish

Education

LLM, Georgetown University

JD, Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law

BA, University of Washington

Joseph is a partner and co-chair of Tilleke & Gibbins’ energy practice. He has over 28 years of managerial, transactional, and litigation experience in the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas companies. He has lived and worked in Thailand, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Texas, New York, Washington, DC, Louisiana, and Florida, during which time he has served as an officer, director, and general counsel to several affiliated overseas oil and gas companies. He has significant experience working with various forms of petroleum agreements and has also negotiated and realized contracts for some of the largest-ever industrial constructions. Joseph has many years of experience interacting with senior level ministerial and regulatory government officials in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Joseph is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia (1991) and in the State of Louisiana (2001).  He is also admitted in the U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Virginia), U.S. Court of Appeals (Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuit), and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

  • Successfully entered into two share-purchase and sale agreements for entities holding oil and gas interests in Cambodia and Vietnam, including overseeing the creation of data rooms, conducting buyer due diligence, and executing the related transactional documents. 

  • Successfully bid on and won production-sharing contract rights in two contiguous offshore blocks in Myanmar.  

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Request for Additional Information and Documentary Information dated January 15, 1999, regarding the Exxon Mobil merger.  Led a team for Mobil Oil Corporation, which successfully responded to the largest issued second request in FTC history.

  • Maryland Casualty v. Mobil Oil Corporation. In this insurance/personal injury litigation, Mobil successfully enforced a contractual indemnity and its tender of defense in what remains one of the leading insurance defense cases in the state of Illinois.

  • Debra Jean Isaacs v. Mobil Oil Corporation, et al.,United States District Court, Austin, Texas. Directed verdict for Mobil in $58 million copyright-infringement suit over computer software.

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November 19, 2020

Joseph Tomkiewicz Speaks at IBA 2020

Joseph Tomkiewicz

On November 25, 2020, Joseph Tomkiewicz, a partner at Tilleke & Gibbins and co-chair of the firm's regional energy practice, will join a panel of energy industry leaders from around the world for...

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November 17, 2020

Joseph Tomkiewicz to Join ACEW 2020 Panel to Discuss Myanmar’s 1GW Solar Tender

Joseph Tomkiewicz

On November 26, 2020, Joseph Tomkiewicz, partner and co-head of Tilleke & Gibbins’ regional energy industry group, will lead a panel discussion at the ASEAN Clean Energy Week (ACEW) 2020. Taking...

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November 13, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Firm of the Year in Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Thailand Firm of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020, held on November 12, 2020. Notably, this award marks the fifth consecutive year that Tilleke &...

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November 12, 2020

Joseph Tomkiewicz to Lead Panel Discussion on Solar in ASEAN at Virtual AEBF 2020

Joseph Tomkiewicz

On November 19, Joseph Tomkiewicz, partner and co-head of Tilleke & Gibbins’ regional energy industry group, will moderate a highly-anticipated panel discussion on solar energy as part of the...

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November 6, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Three Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated in three firm-wide categories in the Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020. The awards, which are organized each year by Euromoney to recognize firms...

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September 16, 2020

Amendments to Thailand’s Civil Procedure Code to Allow Civil Mediation before Litigation

Recent amendments to Thailand’s Civil Procedure Code (CPC) will allow parties to submit a matter for court-supervised mediation prior to the actual filing of the case. Encouraging mediation prior to...

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September 16, 2020

COVID-19 Resource Center

As the global COVID-19 situation develops, Tilleke & Gibbins is dedicated to ensuring that our clients remain up to date on the most important legal developments in Southeast Asia as they happen...

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May 15, 2020

PTIT Focus: Thailand Issues Regulations for Procurement of Electricity from Very Small Power Plants

Supasit Boonsanong, Auradee Pantumkomon Wongsaroj, Joseph Tomkiewicz, Praew Annez, Tanadee Pantumkomon

In order to qualify as a VSPP, a power producer must generate no more than 10 MW per project, and must comply with the requirements and restrictions set by the Executive Committee of Power Purchase...

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April 10, 2020

New Incentives for Solar Power Projects in Vietnam

Waewpen Piemwichai, Joseph Tomkiewicz

On April 6, 2020, the Prime Minister of Vietnam issued Decision No. 13/2020/QD-TTg on the mechanism for encouraging the development of solar power in Vietnam (“Decision 13”). Decision 13, which will...

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March 25, 2020

23rd Round of Petroleum Bidding for Exploration and Production Delayed Indefinitely Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Tanadee Pantumkomon, Supasit Boonsanong, Joseph Tomkiewicz

The Ministry of Energy has issued an order to delay the 23rd round of bidding for petroleum exploration and production, as reported on the official website of the Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF)....

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