General Counsel and Vice President, Commercial
Nicolas Evanoff joined Apex as General Counsel and Vice President, Commercial in July 2022, after serving as outside general counsel and company secretary since December 2019. Prior to joining Apex, he served as general counsel and chief legal officer for publicly traded companies on the New York, Johannesburg and London stock exchanges engaged in petroleum exploration and production in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Republic of Georgia and Kazakhstan. Nick also has experience in senior executive and legal positions in the international offshore drilling industry, including leadership of the Asia/Middle East regional legal function for Transocean, based in Jakarta, Indonesia and general counsel of Vantage Drilling. His thirty-year legal career began in Houston, Texas with the law firm of Baker Botts, LLP.
A chemical engineering graduate of Texas A&M University, Nick studied law at the University of Houston Law Center, where he graduated magna cum laude, then studied international law in Germany as a Fulbright scholar. His primary expertise is in corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, finance, corporate governance and commercial agreements in the petroleum sector.