Lilly Teng has over 36 years experience in the North Asia and North America energy industry, covering broadly the energy and technology industries in a combination of legal, regulatory, and commercial roles. Her work is focused on upstream exploration and production, natural gas, LNG, NGLs, and conventional and renewable energy.
Lilly began her career in 1982 working for USA companies, focusing on natural gas transportation and supply for Sonat and marketing for Union Texas Petroleum Corporation. In 1988, after obtaining her law degree and certification from the State Bar of Texas, she began her career in law practice, working first for USA law firm, Dotson, Babcock & Scofield (merged with Jackson & Walker), before becoming Senior Counsel in the Enron Law department. In 1994, she returned to the commercial world as Director for Enron International, covering China, Japan, Republic of Korea, and Taiwan. In 1998, the development world beckoned and she left Enron, representing private equity investors and Texaco as Legal Adviser, focused on China projects. From 2002 to 2005, she served as General Counsel of Suez North America’s law department for marketing, trading, and LNG development. In 2005, she returned to independent advisory, representing Asian and America energy companies such as Chevron, Goldwind Science & Technology, XEMC New Energy, Green Power Investment, Diamond Generating, and BlackBrush Oil & Gas. She joined AWR Lloyd in 2010 and was a senior partner with the firm until co-founding Orchid Group LLC.
Lilly has degrees in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas at Austin (BBA) and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from South Texas College of Law in Houston. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Lilly speaks English and Mandarin Chinese.