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Eric Nitcher

Eric Nitcher - Group general counsel

Group general counsel


Appointed 1 January 2017 


Eric will continue as part of the new leadership team.


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No external appointments








Eric Nitcher is responsible for legal matters across the BP group.
Eric began his career in the late 1980s working as a litigation and regulatory lawyer in Wichita, Kansas. He joined Amoco in 1990 and over the years has held a wide variety of roles, both within and outside the US.
In 2000, Eric moved to London to work in the mergers and acquisitions legal team where he played a key role in the formation of the Russian joint venture TNK-BP. Eric returned to Houston in 2007 where he served as special counsel and chief of staff to BP America's chairman and president.
Most recently he played a leading role in the settlement of the Deepwater Horizon US government claims and resolution of many of the remaining private claims.