Gwendoline Brooker



Phone +84 24 3946 1203

Gwendoline (Gwen) Brooker is a partner based in the Hanoi office. 

Prior to joining Frasers, Gwen worked for 23 years at TotalEnergies SE and 16 years at ExxonMobil Corp. With more than 35 years of experience in transactional work in the oil and gas industry across the board from upstream to refining and chemical, marketing, and latterly, renewables, she spent several years working on high-value international arbitrations and ADR spanning from institutional mediations and to participating in settlement negotiations. Her transactional work includes M&A, complex structuring and restructuring of cross-border transactions, and procurement contracts for multi-billion-dollar infrastructure facilities.

Gwen has built up a vast network of working hand in hand with NOCs and has been widely credited with possessing good working relationships with NOCs. Latterly, her work expanded onto the emerging energy transition issues with a focus on ESG regulations related to climate change and defamation.

During her career, Gwen has been based in the UK, France, Singapore, Indonesia, and the USA and has advised on projects and complex transactions in every continent. Along with a successful history of building strong teams of talented young lawyers, Gwen is very hands-on, highly responsive, and has a reputation of being a legal adviser with an acute focus on resolving business issues. 


  • Conseiller - Senior Disputes Manager (January 2018 - February 2024)

Responsible for supporting common law and English language major disputes in the E&P Division working primarily on providing advice on disputes and managing outside counsel. A great part of the responsibility is also participating in advising and negotiating settlements. 

  • VP Legal E&P Asia Pacific (October 2010 - December 2018)

Working on all legal work associated with oil and gas upstream assets in more than 10 APAC countries and handling acquisition transactions in new business areas in the zone.  

  • Senior Transactional Counsel (October 2009 - September 2010)
  • General Counsel & VP Legal Affairs, Total E&P Indonesia (August 2007 - March 2010)
  • Senior Legal Advisor (2002 - 2007)

Worked on exploration and development projects in Russia (including 2 UNICTRAL arbitrations), Azerbaijan, Pakistan, South East Asia (China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand), Australia, and Sao Tome & Principe.

Mobil Oil Corporation

Experience in upstream oil and gas with some in refining and marketing in Asia Pacific. London between 1987-1992, Singapore 1992-1996, Indonesia 1996-1998, USA 1998-2000.