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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Impressive depth of market experience in oil and gas matters with significant expertise in upstream, midstream and downstream issues. Advises clients on commercial and corporate matters and offers deep knowledge of restructuring issues. Also fields a leading energy disputes team capable of handling major litigation and international arbitrations.

Strengths Clients note: "They're a fantastic team and hit off all the different aspects of the transactions. They're great at doing cross-border deals and have all the different pieces required to finish a transaction."

Sources say: "They have a deep bench and their strengths are understanding the business and responding quickly."

Work highlights Advised LUKOIL on the Phase II project financing for the Shah Deniz project in the South Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan.

Acted for the private placement noteholders and administrators of Afren during its administration.

Significant clients SDX Energy, Chariot Oil & Gas, Soma Oil & Gas, Renova, CC Energy.

Notable practitioners

John LaMaster is highly esteemed for his transactional know-how across the full oil and gas supply chain. One client praises his "understanding of the business, knowledge of the sector and his good-quality responses to issues."

Marc Hammerson has extensive experience in M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings in the energy sector. He has particular knowledge of the African oil and gas market. Sources report: "He is fantastically commercial. He is highly effective and has all the tricks of the trade in difficult negotiations."

Counsel Caroline-Lucy Moran is well versed in joint ventures, M&A and equity capital markets transactions in the oil and gas sector. She is known for providing advice to clients in emerging markets. One client says: "She's highly efficient and a very effective operator. She really owns the procedural and technical stuff."

Nicholas Antonas often acts for international energy companies, lenders, bondholders and hedge funds. He has significant experience of M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. Interviewees comment: "He's very thorough, understands all the detail and is able to very clearly demonstrate the points he's making."

Justin Williams is experienced in a wide range of international arbitrations and litigation arising from commercial transactions and treaties. He has acted for oil and gas majors across the globe, including in Russia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. One commentator states: "He's very personable and gives clear advice. He's a highly competent and experienced litigator."

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Allen & Overy LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Highly impressive energy and natural resources team with experienced practitioners covering power, renewables and both upstream and midstream oil and gas matters. Possesses stellar expertise in corporate issues as well as project construction and operation. Able to draw on a powerful global network of specialists to offer some of the best service in the market to a broad spectrum of clients. Frequently acts in the most prominent deals in the energy industry, including high-value projects in emerging markets and headline-grabbing developments in the UK.

Strengths Sources report: "They were outstanding in every regard. They were responsive and provided a depth of experience and knowledge."

One client states: "They're very constructive and pragmatic, with a good understanding of our objectives. They had a far superior knowledge of the wider project and the context of financing arrangements."

The team also impresses with its clean energy expertise, with one interviewee reporting: "They're market leaders as lenders' counsel for offshore wind. They have technical excellence but also give strong commercial advice."

Work highlights Advised Trans Adriatic Pipeline on the development, construction and financing of a gas pipeline running from the Turkish-Greek border to Italy.

Continued to represent Infrastructure UK on the financing and development of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

Advised Hitachi and Horizon Nuclear Power on the development of newbuild nuclear power plants in the UK.

Advised the lead arrangers on the £1.7 billion financing of the Dudgeon offshore wind farm.

Advised MGT Teesside and Macquarie on the project financing of a biomass combined heat and power plant near Middlesbrough.

Significant clients UK Green Investment Bank, QatarGas, Wheelabrator Technologies, Shell, Murphy Oil.

Notable practitioners

John Geraghty is a leading corporate lawyer for international energy transactions. He has substantial experience advising on cross-border joint ventures and pipeline arrangements. One client comments: "He is very experienced, knowledgeable and is both client and business-focused."

Dominic Morris heads the firm's London M&A and corporate team. He brings vast experience to transactions in the oil and gas sector, both nationally and internationally.

Jeremy Parr is a well-known corporate lawyer with significant experience in domestic and international M&A. His clients typically include energy giants in the oil and gas space.

Gareth Price has a broad practice spanning energy developments, fundings and transactions and is particularly rated for his deep expertise in the nuclear industry. One client states: "He has a strong commercial understanding and is imaginative in developing solutions."

Mark Walker is well known in the sector for his expertise in power and thermal power projects. He regularly advises clients on the construction and financing of major energy developments in the UK. One client praises "his ability to interface with commercial and technical teams in a common-sense manner."

Sheila Connell has significant regulatory expertise in relation to power and renewables projects. She is especially well regarded for her knowledge of offshore wind projects.

Christopher Andrew regularly represents sponsors and other financiers on both international and domestic renewables projects. He is particularly experienced in overseeing the financing of large offshore wind farms.

Mark Levy is an accomplished advocate with significant experience in international energy disputes. He is recommended for his experience in gas price review arbitrations in particular.

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Ashurst - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 26 partners
- 86 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for One of the go-to teams for a wide array of energy and natural resources matters. Regularly represents energy companies and lenders in domestic and international financing issues and offers expertise in a wide range of conventional and innovative financing strategies. Frequently involved in transactional, development and regulatory work across the power, renewables and oil and gas markets. Also has the capacity to handle international oil and gas arbitrations on behalf of major players in the market.

Strengths Sources say: "They come up with commercial solutions and they're personable. We appreciate their availability, their calmness under pressure and their ability to provide solutions quickly."

One client observes:"They have a commercial approach and determination to succeed."

Another interviewee reports: "My experience with them has been fantastic. They're very proactive, thoughtful and practical."

Work highlights Advised Lundin Petroleum on its entry into a senior secured revolving credit facility of up to USD5 billion in order to fund its interest in the Johan Sverdrup project in Norway.

Advised Tullow Oil on the USD900 million farm-down of its assets in Uganda to Total E&P Uganda.

Continued to advise China General Nuclear Power on the Hinkley Point C project.

Advised various lenders, including ING and Caixa, on the provision of £300 million of finance to Magnetar Solar for its UK solar portfolio.

Advised the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on the development, construction and financing arrangements for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project.

Significant clients Shanks, Wheelabrator, Macquarie, RBS, BP.

Notable practitioners

Geoffrey Picton-Turbervill is considered by market sources to be "one of the real leading oil and gas lawyers." He has a wealth of experience advising major clients on project developments and M&A in the oil and gas sector.

Huw Thomas focuses his practice on financings and regularly acts for upstream oil and gas companies and financiers. He is well versed in reserve-based lending, corporate facilities and financial restructurings.

Corporate partner Michael Burns frequently advises on M&A and joint ventures in the oil and gas sector. His clients typically include prominent corporates, governments and financial institutions. One client says: "He is personable, engaging and a good negotiator. He has commercial acumen."

Timothy Reid is a well-known disputes partner specialising in energy litigation and arbitrations, particularly in African jurisdictions. He has a strong track record representing oil and gas giants.

David Wadham is held in high regard for his experience in the conventional power and nuclear industries. He regularly advises major sponsors and funders on acquisitions, developments and financings across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Antony Skinner has a broad practice encompassing thermal power and a wide variety of renewables projects. He advises on the development and financing of projects, as well as on M&A work. One client says of his renewables expertise: "His strengths are his sector experience and ability to understand commercial issues."

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Baker Botts UK LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 11 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Part of a hugely respected global network of oil and gas experts. Frequently involved in high-profile corporate and project development issues, as well as financing elements. Represents some of the biggest global clients in the market in various overseas jurisdictions, often advising on upstream matters. Equipped to advise on major LNG project developments in Africa and the Middle East.

Strengths Interviewees report: "They are very active in facilitating solutions to resolve impasses and can take the lead when necessary to move things forward."

One client adds: "They really are absolutely brilliant lawyers. They're very commercial and pitch themselves very well in negotiations."

Work highlights Advised Quantum Power on the structuring and development of the Tema LNG floating terminal in Ghana.

Advised Steelhead LNG on the development of multiple LNG liquefaction projects in Canada.

Significant clients Azerbaijan Gas Supply Company, BP, Gazprom Global LNG, Marathon Oil, Petrobras.

Notable practitioners

Hamish McArdle is well regarded for his "pragmatic approach to key issues, while ensuring his client’s interests are protected." He is particularly knowledgeable in upstream and midstream issues. Clients report being "impressed with his technical knowledge of upstream matters and his ability to simplify the complex."

Mark Rowley regularly acts for some of the oil and gas industry's most prominent companies. He has significant experience overseeing major LNG projects and upstream developments across the globe.

Robin Mizrahi frequently advises on the financing and development of major power projects across emerging markets, including Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Interviewees say: "He takes a pragmatic approach to solving matters and is able to couch his advice within the wider context of our business."

Senior associate Laure Berthelot is described by sources as a "deal maker" and is valued by clients for her knowledge of the African power market. One commentator states: "She's very thorough and diligent and doesn't leave issues unresolved."

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Baker McKenzie - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 16 partners
- 45 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Regularly handles both national and international oil, gas and power matters, including nuclear projects. Offers expertise in financings and joint ventures, as well as M&A work. Advises on the full lifecycle of project development, from design and construction matters to supply and operation agreements. Recent experience of work in Africa, the Middle East and Russia.

Strengths Clients report: "They are all experienced, know their matters and are ready to make themselves available when needed."

One source says: "The documents they produce are always very thorough and well thought out. They have a strong strategic basis for analysis, which helps our decision making."

Work highlights Advised Vopak on the sale of its UK terminals business to Navigator Terminals, a joint venture between Greenergy International and Macquarie Group.

Assisted Sound Energy with a variety of matters, including its acquisition of a 17.5% participating interest in the Tendrara permits, as well as its farm-in with PetroMaroc relating to the Sidi Moktar permits in Morocco.

Advised Korea Electric Power on the financing and development, with Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, of the Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE.

Advised Marubeni and POSCO on the financing, operation and decommissioning of the Morupule B coal-fired power generation plant in Botswana.

Significant clients ITOCHU, ENGIE, EDF, Rand Merchant Bank.

Notable practitioners

Hugh Stewart and Calvin Walker are key contacts.

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Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 22 partners
- 100 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Offers a depth of oil and gas expertise and is frequently involved in development and financing matters. Additionally provides advice on a wide range of corporate transactions and restructurings. Experienced in both upstream and downstream work in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Strengths Sources say: "They're great lawyers who really know their stuff. They're very pragmatic in their advice."

Work highlights Assisted National Grid with the UK's first EU-funded carbon capture and storage demonstration project.

Significant clients Amber Infrastructure, Halite Energy, Premier Oil, ScottishPower, Odfjell Drilling.

Notable practitioners

Head of finance Adam Dann is well versed in corporate transactions and commercial matters affecting the oil and gas industry. He has vast international experience and has advised on matters in Africa, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

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Bracewell (UK) LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for London office of a renowned energy practice with an ever-growing presence in the UK oil and gas market. Has particular strength in upstream oil and gas financing as well as the development of floating LNG projects. Also regularly handles restructurings and a range of M&A work across the sector. Clients include major financial institutions and energy companies, as well as private equity-backed new entrants. Global reach extends to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America.

Strengths Sources say: "They have a critical mass of that combination of experience, knowledge and expertise."

Work highlights Advised Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration on their USD1.75 billion financing for the development of the Leviathan gas field.

Continued to advise Ophir Energy on the development of its Fortuna floating LNG project.

Significant clients Actis, Berkeley Energy, Globeleq, Advanced Power, Eni.

Notable practitioners

Jason Fox is considered to be "the guru of oil and gas bank financing." He comes highly recommended for overseeing upstream oil and gas financings, including reserve-based lending. One commentator says: "He is extremely experienced, knowledgeable, proactive and pragmatic. He seeks solutions rather than complicating matters."

Ben James has a broad oil and gas practice, encompassing the development, sale, purchase and financing of assets. He has substantial experience advising on transactions in developing markets, including African jurisdictions. Interviewees report: "He has a tremendous knowledge of the industry and he's very quick and effective in what he does."

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Clifford Chance LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 45 partners
- 110 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Go-to practice for financing, corporate and disputes work in the oil and gas, power and renewables sectors. Acts for wide array of high-profile clients, including oil majors, power developers, lenders and private equity companies. Able to draw on an impressive international network of offices to provide an enviable level of service on complex matters.

Strengths Sources say: "They're incredibly sophisticated and they're always on time and on target. They've been incredibly accommodating."

One interviewee comments: "They have an excellent team and a superb offering."

Clients report: "They provided excellent advice on dispute resolution and arbitration. They were able to anticipate issues."

Work highlights Advised the International Development Association as the provider of a USD500 million liquidity risk guarantee in support of the offtake obligations of Ghana National Petroleum.

Represented Hyundai Heavy Industries in LMAA arbitration proceedings concerning the cancellation of a semi-submersible drilling platform.

Advised Actis on the launch of a pan-African power generation platform in Nigeria.

Advised SDIC Power Holdings on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Wind Farm Energy UK from Repsol Nuevas Energías.

Advised Global Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition and debt financing of a 50% stake in the Gode Wind 1 offshore wind farm project in Germany.

Significant clients African Infrastructure Investment Managers, BG Group, ENGIE, Shell, Statoil.

Notable practitioners

Russell Wells regularly acts for lenders and oil and gas majors on commercial, corporate and financing issues. He is experienced in both pipeline and LNG developments across Europe and Africa.

Co-head of the international arbitration practice Audley Sheppard QC brings impressive experience to disputes arising out of energy projects. He is particularly well reputed for his representations of major oil and gas companies.

Alex Panayides frequently represents multinational oil and gas corporations in international arbitrations across the globe. One commentator states: "He is incredibly commercial and very good at strategy."

Described by sources as a "great lawyer," Jeremy Connick has significant experience representing sponsors and lenders on the financing of power and renewables projects. He is also recommended for handling corporate transactions in these sectors, particularly in African jurisdictions.

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Clyde & Co LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 30 partners
- 50 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Capable offering across the board in energy work, including disputes. Particularly respected for work in oil and gas in emerging markets, focusing on Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Specialises in corporate and compliance regime issues. Also offers expertise in oil and gas transactions and financings as well as construction and drilling contracts.

Strengths Sources say: "They have a very personable approach to their representation."

One client reports: "They're very practical and provide efficient advice."

Work highlights Advised West African Gas on the development of an LNG import terminal on the coast of Ghana.

Significant clients Total, PetroSaudi International, Glencore, Fortum, Liberty.

Notable practitioners

David Bennet and Michael Wachtel co-head the firm's oil and gas practice.

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Corporate Energy Group (Energy, Oil & Gas)

The team focusses on corporate transactions in the oil and gas and mining sectors but also undertakes more general corporate work from time to time. The team also undertakes a significant amount of corporate finance work for a major client.

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CMS - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 36 partners
- 122 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Powerhouse energy practice with an impressive breadth of experience in corporate oil and gas matters. Also fields an enviable power practice with regulatory expertise and a number of renewables experts, often handling offshore wind and carbon capture and storage matters. Offers strength in the full spectrum of energy projects in numerous jurisdictions and stands out for its ability to handle North Sea oil and gas matters. CMS merged with Nabarro and Olswang in May 2017.

Strengths Commentators praise the team's regulatory expertise in relation to power projects, with one interviewee reporting: "They have wonderful specialist regulatory lawyers."

Sources say: "They have some of the best lawyers in the UK oil and gas industry."

Work highlights Advised BP on its acquisition of a 10% stake in the Zohr gas field in Egypt from Eni.

Acted for Seadrill on the two-phase renegotiation of a USD11 billion bank debt, which involved 40 different lenders.

Advised a consortium, including Macquarie Infrastructure and many others, on its successful bid for a majority stake in National Grid's UK gas distribution business.

Advised the distribution arm of Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks on all aspects of its procurement of new capacity for Shetland.

Advised SSE on the sale of its £355 million stake in the Clyde onshore wind farm to Greencoat UK Wind and GLIL.

Advised Wirsol Energy on the acquisition, development and financing of numerous solar projects in the UK.

Significant clients Eni, ConocoPhillips, Northern Ireland Electricity, SENER, Dudgeon.

Notable practitioners

Bob Palmer heads the energy, projects and construction team. As a leading oil and gas practitioner he advises on M&A transactions and projects in an impressive number of jurisdictions across the globe. One client says: "He is very well experienced in commercial transactions in the oil and gas industry, and is a strong and logical negotiator."

Senior partner Penelope Warne is a well-reputed oil and gas specialist with significant experience advising industry clients in the North Sea, the USA, Norway, Brazil and Russia. She now acts as chair of the firm's UK board and as head of energy.

Robert Lane is widely regarded as a leading light on regulatory matters in the electricity, gas and nuclear industries. He impresses with his broad practice which involves advising clients across the whole globe, including Saudi Arabia, Australia and South Africa, amongst many other jurisdictions.

Head of the clean energy practice Munir Hassan advises clients on a wide variety of renewables matters including solar portfolios, offshore wind transmission and battery storage. His practice covers the UK, Southern Africa, Mexico and South-East Asia.

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Dentons - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 30 partners
- 50 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Offers impressive strength and enviable depth of resources to clients across a wide range of energy issues, including power, renewables and oil and gas projects. Tackles regulatory work as well as project development, financing, corporate and disputes work. Recent work ranges from LNG matters to solar, offshore wind and electricity transmission projects. Offers the ability to handle matters in numerous jurisdictions across the globe.

Strengths Clients say: "They're very good at cutting through the detail and offering tactical solutions."

One client praises: "They're a global firm in terms of providing support in the whole value chain of our business. They're excellent."

Work highlights Advised Pertamina on its joint venture agreement with Rosneft to develop the new Tuban refining and petrochemical complex in East Java, Indonesia.

Continued to support Mozambique's Ministry of Mineral Resources on the development of multiple LNG projects in the Rovuma Basin.

Advised National Grid Gas on the corporate separation of its distribution and transmission businesses.

Advised Oman Power & Water Procurement on the implementation of a generation side pool for the wholesale trading of electricity.

Engaged by Gamma Energy to advise on various matters surrounding its UK solar portfolio, including the sale of two solar PV plants in Somerset.

Continued to advise Enbridge on its acquisition of a 24.9% stake in E.ON's Rampion offshore wind farm project.

Significant clients Department of Energy South Africa, Energy Networks Association, Hurricane Energy.

Notable practitioners

Charles Wood remains an authority in the oil, gas and power industries. He has substantial experience of advising on international LNG projects and oil and gas transactions, as well as on power transmission projects, restructurings and regulation. One clients notes: "He's a very experienced and savvy exploration and production expert. He's an authority in that field and is a go-to guy for difficult exploration issues."

Danielle Beggs specialises in the international oil and gas industry. She regularly advises energy majors on both upstream and downstream projects as well as on M&A and regulatory issues. Sources describe her as "extremely good" and "hugely knowledgeable" in oil and gas matters.

Head of the litigation and dispute resolution practice Liz Tout has extensive experience in commercial litigation, international arbitrations and mediations arising in the oil, gas and LNG areas. She typically handles pricing, construction and contractual disputes in Africa, Europe and Asia.

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The team has over 80 year's experience of working in the global energy sector and expertise in energy transactions, projects and disputes, energy regulation, energy trading and energy market design, covering all aspects of LNG, oil & gas and coal through to power, renewables and emissions. The team has extensive experience in upstream, mid and downstream M&A , oil & gas exploration and production, storage, transportation and supply and sale contracts, as well as joint venture arrangements and decommissioning projects. A particular specialism is LNG, where the team has experience in long term, spot and master LNG SPAs, terminal arrangements, FSRU/FSU import projects, liquefaction projects, both onshore and floating, LNG marketing and LNG shipping and charter-parties. In relation to electricity, the team is a market leader in power sector reform in both developed and emerging markets. Dentons is also recognised as a leader in the conventional generation and the renewables space, advising developers, financiers and investors on utility scale solar and wind projects, onshore and offshore, waste to energy projects across developed and developing jurisdictions, and for complex renewables portfolio acquisitions and disposals. The team also works on networks and nuclear across the range of the nuclear fuel cycle.

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Eversheds Sutherland - Energy & Natural Resources

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- 48 partners
- 100 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: London, Cardiff

What the team is known for Notable work in emerging markets, including the Middle East and Africa. Offers a range of experience in alternative energy work as well as traditional oil and gas and power issues. Expertise includes project development, disputes and corporate matters. Additionally advises on the regulatory and commercial contracting aspects of power projects as well as major offshore wind farm and solar developments. Represents a wide array of clients, including corporates, developers and funds.

Strengths Sources comment: "They're skilled in the upstream oil and gas space and they're good operators."

Clients say: "Their energy market knowledge is excellent. They can get into the detail and they have a broad span of attention, knowledge and tactical awareness."

One interviewee reports: "We appreciate their proactive attitude and value their considerations in terms of what they consider the market standard as well as their experience on specific topics."

Another commentator adds: "The support we've received has really been fantastic."

Work highlights Advised Macquarie Bank and other private equity sellers on the disposal of the entire issued share capital of Petrolatina Energy to Gran Tierra Energy.

Advised Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm on its application for development consent for the Triton Knoll Electrical System, which will transmit power to the national grid.

Advised Pension Infrastructure Platform on its acquisition of a portfolio of 31 wind turbines from Golden Square Energy.

Advised Rockfire Capital on its acquisition of Swindon Solar Farm from WELink Energy.

Significant clients Shell, CNNC, China Development Bank, BlackRock, EDF.

Notable practitioners

Michelle Davies leads the firm's clean energy and sustainability group. According to sources, she is "very well known and respected" in the renewable and alternative energy space and has significant experience advising funds and developers on solar, onshore wind and energy storage projects. She also assists government bodies on their renewable energy policies.

Corporate partner Stephen Hill regularly advises funds, sponsors and developers on large-scale renewables projects. He has a wide array of experience, encompassing major solar PV, offshore wind and biomass projects. One client says: "He is a brilliant lawyer. He is very commercial, an excellent negotiator, and he explains complex issues very well."

Indraj Mangat heads the project finance team of the firm's clean energy group. He is well versed in onshore wind and solar projects and frequently advises borrowers, banks and equity funds on major financings and refinancings.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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- Office location: London

What the team is known for Highly respected presence in the corporate energy market with particular experience in oil and gas and power issues. Well versed in advising on large-scale financings and both upstream and midstream M&A. Respected in the UK nuclear sector and experienced in handling a range of energy disputes.

Strengths Sources say: "They are resilient and motivated. What they produce is well crafted and they have quality individuals."

Notable practitioners

Tim Pick is considered "a class act" for his oil and gas work. He is highly rated for his project development and financing advice in both the power and oil and gas sectors. His practice spans Africa and the Middle East.

Christopher Pugh is acknowledged by market sources to be "a leading practitioner." He maintains an excellent reputation for his considerable experience in energy sector litigation and arbitrations.

Paul Bowden frequently advises clients on complex matters in the nuclear sector. He continues to advise on a broad range of environmental and regulatory issues.

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Herbert Smith Freehills - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 21 partners
- 84 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for One of the foremost UK energy practices with a top reputation for its work in power and oil and gas, as well as significant expertise in renewables work. Frequently advises major energy companies and developers, governments and banks on project financings and M&A transactions. Commands a stellar reputation for newbuild nuclear work, as well as for power regulation and electricity transmission advice. Also well regarded for water and energy disputes work, including international arbitration.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's expertise in the oil and gas sector, with one source reporting: "They have a lot of strength and depth in the energy practice. They really know the business and sector."

One interviewee states: "I found their advice to be consistently relevant, focused and commercially pragmatic. The team worked well together and with us, and were excellent at ensuring delivery to tight timescales."

The team also draws praise for its energy disputes expertise, with one source observing: "They have a very strong energy department and strong advocates in-house who conduct arbitrations."

Clients report: "They're well connected and have a global reach to their practice which is useful."

One commentator states: "I've found their advice extremely pragmatic and they were user-friendly in advising on quite sensitive issues."

Work highlights Advised Tullow Oil and its joint venture partners on the development of crude oil discoveries in the South Lokichar Basin and its transportation via a planned pipeline.

Continued to advise E.ON on the sale of 100% of its shares in its UK and Norwegian E&P subsidiaries to Premier Oil.

Continued to advise EDF and NNB Generation on their plans for the Hinkley Point C project.

Advised the government of Sierra Leone on its entry into an agreement with Joule Africa for the development of the Bumbuna hydroelectric power plant.

Advised Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor on the acquisition and development of a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant project in Kent.

Provided advice on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project and negotiated the contract for difference with the DECC, the agreement for lease and the power purchase agreement.

Significant clients Chevron, ENGIE, BP, The Carlyle Group, Eni.

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Anna Howell specialises in oil, gas and LNG transactions and frequently acts for energy majors, private equity funds and trading houses. One client observes: "She is one of the standout energy lawyers both for M&A and oil and gas work. She's a very smart lawyer, and has a very intelligent approach to negotiations and tactics."

Stephen Murray is noted for his experience in oil and gas corporate transactions. He has also advised on restructurings and decommissioning projects in the North Sea.

Steven Dalton regularly advises major oil and gas companies on corporate transactions and project developments. He is particularly experienced in the Kazakh, Russian and African markets. One interviewee says: "He's always commercial and makes an effort to see the perspective of both sides."

Paula Hodges QC heads the firm's global arbitration practice. She is an authority on energy litigation and international arbitrations, particularly those stemming from African developments. One source states: "She stands out because she has a very good way of delivering a message."

Solicitor advocate James Baily acts for oil majors in a wide range of energy disputes across the UK, West Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. One source describes: "He is an extremely good, hard litigator. He knows exactly what points to take and is tenacious with them."

Craig Tevendale maintains a high-profile energy disputes and arbitration practice and represents some of the oil and gas industry's biggest companies. He frequently acts in disputes across North Africa and the Middle East. He has assisted clients with actions arising from investments in the sector, treaty disputes and commercial arbitrations, among other cases.

Consultant Mark Newbery has considerable experience in nuclear and hydroelectric projects across the globe. He is well known in the power sector and advises on a range of M&A transactions and project financings.

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Hogan Lovells - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Substantial international oil and gas practice with additional strengths in traditional and low-carbon power work. Represents clients in project financing, development and transactional issues, as well as licensing and regulatory matters. Well versed in upstream oil and gas project development and midstream transportation arrangements. Typical clients include energy majors, developers and governments as well as financial institutions and investment funds.

Strengths Sources say: "The legal advice is excellent and there is real commercial knowledge underpinning the legal advice."

Interviewees comment: "They have a lot of strengths and good experience. They're good on the power side and have a very thorough understanding of the gas side."

One client reports: "We have received knowledgeable, well-considered and timely legal services and advice. They have strength in depth and are able to provide talented and high-performing lawyers to support our wide-ranging needs."

Work highlights Acted for EIG Global Energy Partners and Africa Finance Corporation as the principal senior lenders on a debt facility for New Age, an oil and gas group which focuses on the development of upstream oil and gas fields in Africa.

Provided advice to the Shah Deniz Consortium on the second stage of development for the Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea.

Advised Meter Fit 5 on the £1 billion financing of its programme to roll out smart meters in the UK.

Significant clients European Investment Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, BP, SOCAR, Maersk Oil.

Notable practitioners

Richard Tyler frequently counsels clients on financings and transactions relating to international oil and gas projects, including LNG developments. He is particularly active in the Middle East. Interviewees report: "He demonstrates broad and deep industry knowledge."

Senior associate Ben Sulaiman draws praise from commentators for his insight into the oil and gas industry. He is experienced in advising energy companies, governments and investors. Clients say: "He has knowledge of the legal framework in combination with good understanding of the commercial matters."

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King & Spalding International LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Respected oil and gas team based in London as part of an extensive international network. Well versed in a range of corporate and commercial matters, as well as project development. Also strong in the negotiation of production sharing contracts, joint operating agreements and gas transportation agreements. Capable of handling large-scale LNG projects in both Europe and Africa. Also has an experienced oil and gas disputes and international arbitration team.

Strengths One client reports: "They have a vast experience in LNG-related projects with expert knowledge of the project's specific requirements."

Commentators say: "We find their responsiveness and their understanding of the business is very good. It's not just the pure legal, but the understanding of the client and the strategic guidance of the client."

Work highlights Acted for Ghana National Petroleum on the proposed regasification terminal in Takoradi port in Ghana, which included advice on the terminal use agreement, LNG purchase agreement and gas sales agreements.

Represented Reliance Industries in three disputes in New Dehli concerning a production sharing contract with the Indian government.

Significant clients Anadarko, GE Oil & Gas, WesternZagros Resources, ConocoPhillips, Kosmos Energy.

Notable practitioners

Garry Pegg is appreciated by clients for his "depth of experience and his pragmatic and commercially aware" approach. He regularly advises on corporate transactions, commercial contracts and projects in the oil and gas sector and has particular expertise in LNG matters. One interviewee says: "He's very adept at managing a client's requirements and helping to steer them onto an appropriate approach."

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Latham & Watkins - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 18 partners
- 32 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Handles a range of corporate and commercial issues for clients across the world in the power and oil and gas spheres. Offers oil and gas expertise across the full life cycle of a project, from exploration to post-production and regulatory matters. Capable of handling disputes relating to a broad range of energy issues, including LNG and power. Clients include financial institutions and notable oil and gas companies.

Strengths Sources say: "They have been excellent. They have demonstrated extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of large-scale project finance transactions."

One client adds: "They have very good-quality lawyers and are always available when I want them."

Work highlights Advised Carlyle International Energy Partners in connection with its proposed multi-jurisdictional acquisition of Mazarine Energy.

Advised FMC Technologies on its merger with Technip, a developer of offshore oil and gas processing facilities.

Acted for Andes Mining & Energy, EDF International and Cheniere Energy on the project financing for the development and construction of the Penco Lirquén LNG terminal and the connected Central El Campesino power plant.

Significant clients Helios Investment Partners, Buckeye Partners, EQUATE Petrochemical, Chevron, Anadarko.

Notable practitioners

Simon Tysoe co-chairs the firm's oil and gas industry group and regularly advises energy majors on corporate and M&A matters. "He has a good range of sector insight and experience," says a client.

John Balsdon specialises in international project finance in the oil and gas sector. His practice includes advising on structured trade finance, prepayments and reserve-based lending.

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Linklaters - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 27 partners
- 90 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Draws on an extensive global network of energy lawyers to offer a stellar service to clients in power, renewables, water and oil and gas matters. Offers expertise across a range of areas, including project finance, development, corporate issues and disputes. Also well respected for providing regulatory advice on a range of market reform and government incentives. Frequently leads in big-ticket matters across the energy industry, including major biomass plant, offshore wind, floating LNG and interconnector projects. Fields significant expertise in developments in Africa, Russia and CEE.

Strengths Sources say: "They are very strong. They have a lot of strength and depth."

Work highlights Provided advice to all lenders on the multi-sourced financing for the construction of the Yamal LNG project, an integrated upstream production and three train LNG development in Russia.

Continued to advise the Area 4 Partners, including Eni and Kogas, on the development and project financing of the USD10 billion Coral floating LNG project in Mozambique.

Acted for HSBC as agent for the senior finance parties on the restructuring of the Rijnmond II CCGT plant in the Netherlands.

Advised FABLink on its joint venture with RTE to construct and finance a 1,400 MW electricity interconnector between France, Alderney and Britain.

Advised Macquarie Capital and Macquarie Infrastructure Real Assets on the acquisition and financing of 50% of the shares in the Race Bank Offshore wind farm from DONG Energy Wind Power.

Advised the MGT Power on the multi-sourced financing of a newbuild biomass power plant.

Significant clients ENGIE, National Grid, Ophir, China Development Bank, Black Rhino Group.

Notable practitioners

Fiona Hobbs regularly advises on project developments, financings and M&A transactions across the oil and gas industry, including LNG projects. She often acts for major energy companies and has significant experience advising on energy projects in Africa.

Matthew Weiniger QC is a well-regarded energy litigator with substantial experience in international arbitrations. He represents clients in oil, gas and power disputes, often relating to production sharing issues, expropriation matters and electricity tariffs. One client says: "He is very thorough and his argumentation skills are exceptional."

Head of the water sector group Julian Davies often advises water companies and rating agencies on structured bond issues, financings and M&A transactions. He recently advised six major water companies in relation to the opening of the non-household retail market.

Mark Nuttall comes recommended for capital markets transactions and securitisations in the water industry. He recently advised Thames Water on the tender, exchange and refinancing of a bond issue.

Jeremy Gewirtz is considered by commentators to be an "outstanding power lawyer." He has impressive experience of advising lenders, governments and equity investors on complex financings and structured transactions in the power sector.

John Pickett is a "leading name in the renewables sector" according to market sources. He regularly acts for sponsors and lenders on acquisitions and financings of significant power and renewables projects. He is especially recommended for advising on major offshore wind farms.

Richard Coar has a broad renewable energy practice and he is particularly well respected for his experience advising on the financing of major biomass plants and offshore wind projects. He frequently advises governments, sponsors and funders on projects around the globe.

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Linklaters has acted on many of the largest, most complex, multi-jurisdictional and cutting-edge energy transactions around the world to date. With more than 50 partners and over 200 other lawyers dedicated to energy work across our network of 29 offices, alongside our alliances with firms in Asia and South Africa, Linklaters can provide full global coverage to meet our clients’ needs.

As well as our track record in developed economies our lawyers around the world have unrivalled experience in advising on transactions in emerging markets across Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, ensuring that Linklaters is seen as the “go to” for the world’s top energy and natural resources corporates, governments, regulatory bodies and investors.

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The Linklaters footprint reaches six of seven continents allowing us to work on Energy and Infrastructure projects from almost anywhere in the world.

Our partnership offers clients access to industry aligned lawyers in the UK, New York, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Moscow, Central and Eastern Europe, Dubai, China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Korea. The complex projects on which we advise often span geographical jurisdictions and involve teams located across the globe.


Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Well-known name in the world of project financing with significant experience dealing with large-scale projects in the power and oil and gas sectors, including the nuclear and LNG industries. Frequently involved in upstream and downstream oil and gas development. Has an impressive track record in projects across the world, with particular strength in emerging markets. Go-to firm for bank consortiums and other lenders.

Strengths Sources say: "They found alternative and creative paths to resolve difficult issues in the negotiations of the legal aspects of a deal."

Interviewees comment: "They have a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in the energy sector. They are client-focused and solution-orientated."

Work highlights Advised Nabors Industries on its joint venture with Saudi Aramco to own, manage and operate onshore drilling units in Saudi Arabia.

Advised Korean export credit agency K-sure and various commercial banks on the structuring and documentation of a complex multi-jurisdictional ethane ship financing.

Acted for Export-Import Bank of Korea and numerous commercial banks on the financing of the four-unit Barakah nuclear power project in Abu Dhabi.

Advised African Development Bank on USD1.3 billion of loan facilities for South Africa's power utility, Eskom, to support its capital expenditure programme.

Significant clients Barclays Bank, CIMB, Standard Chartered Bank, BayernLB, National Bank of Oman.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Hagopian is endorsed by clients "as one of the most experienced and business-orientated lawyers." As co-head of the firm's global energy group, he has impressive experience in financings and acquisitions in the oil and gas sector, with a particular specialism in LNG matters. Commentators say: "His knowledge and experience in the energy sector is clear and he has a deep understanding of project finance. He identifies problems and offers solutions."

Clive Ransome is described by sources as "a great deal maker." He has substantial experience of advising lenders and financial institutions in large oil and LNG project financings, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.

John Dewar regularly advises on the structuring, development and financing of projects in the power space, particularly in relation to the development of nuclear and gas-fired power plants. One client appreciates that "he always provides us with effective advice."

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 54 partners
- 82 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Continues to advise on a host of complex power, renewables and oil and gas matters. Regularly undertakes transactional work, including M&A and financings, in the oil and gas sector. Also has the capability to advise on the construction and operation of hydroelectric stations, LNG terminals and LNG-to-power plants. Additionally assists with wind and solar projects, as well as thermal, biomass and tidal energy developments. Operates on an international basis with particular strength in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Fields an established energy disputes practice.

Work highlights Advised eight international lenders on the USD1.79 billion financing for Angola LNG's remediation works at an LNG plant.

Advised BP on the combination of its Norwegian subsidiary BP Norge’s business with Det norkse Oljeselskap ASA to create Aker BP.

Advised the Ministry of Finance of Angola as borrower on the financing for the design, construction and development of the Caculo Cabaça hydroelectric station.

Advised National Commercial Bank of Jamaica and other lenders on the development and financing of a gas-fired IPP in Jamaica.

Assisted the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay project with investment agreements and construction procurement.

Provided advice to all of the finance parties in relation to the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm project in Scotland.

Significant clients Brookfield Renewable Power, Deutsche Bank, Eni, ExxonMobil, IFC.

Notable practitioners

Nick Prowse draws praise from sources for his "excellent communication, negotiation and analytical skills." He is particularly distinguished for his handling of natural gas and LNG projects and transactions. His practice spans Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Neil Miller heads the firm's energy dispute resolution team in London. He frequently appears in high-profile litigation and arbitrations on behalf of contractors, mining companies and oil and gas majors. He maintains a national and international practice, with experience acting for clients in North Sea, Middle Eastern and African disputes.

Richard Metcalf regularly advises IPPs, investors and governments on the financing and development of major power generation and transmission projects. He is particularly active in African projects and power transactions.

Co-chair of the renewable energy practice Robert Marsh impresses with his broad portfolio of work. He has experience of advising on large-scale offshore and onshore wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy developments. He frequently advises sponsors, investors and lenders on transactions and project financing. He is also knowledgeable in energy storage and efficiency projects.

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Pinsent Masons - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Sizeable team that is well established in the UK energy space. Well versed in both conventional and non-conventional energy sources, including offshore wind, onshore solar and nuclear. Also advises on transactional, operational and contentious matters in the oil and gas industry. Acts for a range of clients, including developers, financial institutions and contractors, on high-end projects.

Strengths Interviewees report: "They're very helpful and understand the client's concerns and targets."

One client comments: "I find them very responsive and practical."

One interviewee reports: "We use them for their experience in complicated energy projects and credibility in financial markets."

Work highlights Assisted Suncor Energy with its acquisition of a 30% interest in the Rosebank Field in the UK Continental Shelf from OMV.

Advised Zennor Petroleum on its acquisition of First Oil & Gas and Antrim Resources from the joint administrators of First Oil.

Advised NuGeneration on planning and environmental matters relating to the Development Consent Order application for the development of a new nuclear power station in Cumbria.

Advised E.ON Energy Solutions on the project, construction and property aspects of its pipeline of decentralised energy projects for its Community Energy business.

Advised Aviva Annuity and the European Investment Bank on the provision of funding to a consortium for the acquisition of the offshore transmission assets connecting the Westermost Rough wind farm to the onshore distribution network.

Advised KfW Ipex Bank as the mandated lead arranger and lender for the Sanquhar wind farm in Scotland.

Significant clients BP, Centrica, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, DONG Energy, Ithaca Energy.

Notable practitioners

Paul McGoldrick comes highly recommended for oil and gas transactional and operational matters, particularly those relating to North Sea assets. One client reports: "He has an excellent mix of in-house experience that has comfortably transitioned to private practice, giving clients the best of both types of legal services. He is a true leader in the North Sea."

Solicitor advocate Katharine Davies frequently acts in commercial litigation and arbitrations for oil and gas majors. She maintains a far-reaching practice, representing clients in disputes arising in the Middle East, Africa and the North Sea.

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Shearman & Sterling LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 13 partners
- 70 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Provides a valuable service in relation to corporate, commercial, project financing and disputes work across the full range of power and oil and gas matters, including nuclear and LNG issues. Clients typically include major oil and gas companies, sponsors and financial institutions. Equipped to handle cross-border matters, including developments in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Strengths Clients say: "They have an excellent track record of impressive transactions and excellent client management skills."

One source reports: "I found them all to be highly capable and always approachable."

Work highlights Advised K-sure and various commercial lenders on the financing for the development of an LNG-receiving and regasification terminal in Bahrain.

Continued to advise Golar LNG on the development of the high-value Fortuna floating LNG project.

Acted as lenders' counsel in relation to the development and financing of the Balkhash coal-fired thermal power plant in Kazakhstan.

Advised ENGIE Global Developments and International Power on the sale of their stake in the Paiton power plant in Indonesia to Nebras Power.

Significant clients AREVA, ACWA Power, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Sasol.

Notable practitioners

Nicholas Buckworth is well reputed for his project development and finance expertise in the oil, gas and power sectors. He advises clients on a wide range of projects, including nuclear newbuilds, coal-fired power plants and gas pipelines. Interviewees say: "He's an outstanding commercial lawyer. His client-focused approach leads to practical solutions that work for all parties."

John Inglis is well known for advising lenders, sponsors and export credit agencies on the development and financing of power projects. He has particular experience in the Middle East. One client reports: "He is technically strong and has a great ability to see through the details and uncover the important commercial drivers to our deals. He brings real gravitas and weight to complex negotiations."

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 31 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Global corporate practice with a strong track record in the oil and gas market. Distinguished for its energy disputes team which handles a range of high-value international arbitrations and litigation. Expertise also includes M&A, project finance and restructuring. Represents a range of high-profile clients around the world, including major corporates, investors and governments.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's energy disputes team, with one interviewee reporting: "They're our go-to law firm for bet-the-company litigation. They're very skilled at creating teams that integrate experts from different offices and practices and making it easier to manage the larger international disputes where there are often multiple interconnected strands."

Another source notes: "They're a bright and creative team. They are customer-orientated and always focus on goal achievement."

Work highlights Successfully defended Ukrainian businessman Gennadiy Bogolyubov in the English High Court in a case involving allegations of oil payment fraud.

Continued to advise the Republic of South Sudan on international law issues and defended an ICSID arbitration claim brought by Sudapet.

Significant clients ATK Energy EU, LetterOne Holdings, Vivo Energy, Vitol Investment Partnership, IC Power.

Notable practitioners

Karyl Nairn QC is described by sources as "a great arbitration practitioner." She is well versed in complex, cross-border arbitrations and litigations relating to oil and gas, power and renewable energy. She regularly acts for major energy corporates and governments.

David Kavanagh QC is well reputed for his representations of oil and gas majors in interest and ownership arbitrations and litigation. He advises on disputes all over the world and has recent experience in Eastern Europe, South Asia and the Middle East.

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Drawing on the experience of the firm’s corporate, banking and tax practices, the European Energy and Infrastructure Projects Group provides comprehensive assistance on complex energy transactions. The team represents clients in a broad array of energy matters, including petroleum exploration; production and infrastructure investments; utility and petrochemical sector privatizations; large-scale power plant, pipeline and refinery developments; mergers, acquisitions and corporate financings involving energy companies; and non- or limited-recourse financings for capital intensive energy projects.

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Slaughter and May - Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for Comprehensive energy practice focusing on corporate and financing work. Expertise includes power, renewables and oil and gas matters. Receives particular recognition for advising on large-scale offshore wind farm projects. Represents large corporate entities, financial institutions and governments.

Notable practitioners

Hywel Davies is well regarded by market commentators in the oil and gas industry and receives praise for his "pragmatic and commercial" approach to deals. He advises on public and private M&A transactions, private equity transactions and equity financings.

Executive partner Paul Stacey has extensive experience advising on developments and structured financings in the energy sector, particularly in relation to new nuclear and offshore wind farm projects. Sources praise his "fantastic work ."

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Vinson & Elkins RLLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Powerhouse oil and gas practice with the ability to handle a range of complex corporate, regulatory and contentious matters. Provides advice across the full oil and gas production chain, from upstream transactions and pipeline arrangements to downstream LNG matters. Assists an enviable roster of major international energy companies, as well as governments and banks. Draws on an extensive global network to offer a seamless international service.

Strengths Sources say: "They're a fantastic team and the advice they provide is seamless."

Clients comment: "Their qualities include a depth of resources, cross-border capability, first-class advisers and an in-depth understanding of the energy business."

Work highlights Acted for Statoil on the USD2.5 billion acquisition of a 66% interest in the Carcara offshore field from Petrobras.

Advised Africa Oil Corporation on the farm-out of 50% of its interest in certain upstream oil and gas assets in Kenya and Ethiopia to a subsidiary of Maersk Oil.

Significant clients Woodside, Uz-Kor, SOCAR, MCC EuroChem OJSC, Occidental Petroleum.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Msimang is described by sources as "one of the world's best lawyers" for oil and gas matters. He is known for advising major energy companies, governments and lenders on M&A transactions across Africa and Latin America. One client states: "He's a first-class adviser. He's engaged, an excellent communicator and is very effective."

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• V&E’s energy practice is deliberately structured so that, in addition to complex and high-profile M&A transactions, financings and disputes, our energy lawyers also handle the day-to-day contractual, commercial and regulatory aspects of the industry, with the result that our lawyers are highly experienced and familiar with the national and international oil and gas and power industries and how they operate.  In our view this means that our lawyers have significantly more in-depth knowledge about the specifics of the energy sector than our typical competitors.  Similarly, our lawyers commonly spend extensive periods of time in the regions to which our work relates, such that our oil and gas lawyers are well-acquainted with the projects themselves and fully integrated with the local legal communities and knowledgeable regarding local legal and regulatory environments.

• We believe we have the pre-eminent practice in international upstream oil and gas transactions.  Our London lawyers are involved in a significant proportion of the largest and most complex energy deals to take place worldwide and our London energy partners are known as leading lawyers in their areas.  Alex Msimang is known as one of London’s leading lawyers in upstream oil and gas transactions, particularly those relating to Africa and Latin America. 

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White & Case LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 36 partners
- 100 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Established group with the capacity to handle a range of transactional and contentious matters in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Advises on an impressively broad range of power and oil and gas matters, with allied strengths in construction, banking and environmental issues. Also oversees project financing and asset management, particularly in relation to upstream projects and power generation and transmission assets.

Strengths Clients say: "The team is highly experienced in the oil and gas sector and their experience of negotiating LNG projects is helpful."

Interviewees report: "They adopt a client-focused, solution-based approach to their work."

Work highlights Advised Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries on the development, construction and financing of a USD2 billion petrochemical complex in Kazakhstan.

Continued to advise Brass LNG on the financing of its two-train onshore liquefaction plant in Bayelsa State in Nigeria.

Acted as project counsel to Al Nowais Investments in connection with a 2,640 MW coal-fired power generation plant in Ayoun Moussa, in Egypt.

Continued to advise Star Capital and Eurotunnel on the documentation, construction and financing for a proposed 1,000 MW DC power interconnector project between the UK and France.

Significant clients Eskom, HSBC, JBIC, ENGIE, Citibank.

Notable practitioners

Paul Griffin acts as senior adviser and counsel to the firm's global oil and gas group. He is held in high esteem for his experience overseeing large-scale corporate transactions and commercial agreements in the sector.

David Baker advises on transactional, commercial and financing matters in the oil and gas market, including on LNG projects.

Philip Stopford advises clients on corporate and financing matters relating to petrochemical and LNG projects. Clients value his ability to handle negotiations, with one reporting: "You definitely want to have him on your side; he is skilled at driving a project finance process and goes beyond the call of duty to help his client."

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Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP - Energy & Natural Resources

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Basic facts about the department
- 13 partners
- 60 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: London, Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol

What the team is known for Respected practice with extensive expertise in a variety of low-carbon energy developments, including solar, wind and waste-to-energy matters. Able to handle the full range of issues relating to such projects, including real estate, regulatory and commercial matters. Also offers oil and gas expertise and is well versed in North Sea operations. Frequently represents developers of new energy projects.

Strengths Sources say: "They're a strong team and have good client focus with importance placed on communication and relationships."

Commentators report: "They're very well informed on topical issues and are regularly involved in large matters."

Work highlights Assisted Renewable Energy Generation with the sale of a wind and solar portfolio to BlackRock Renewable Income Fund.

Provided advice to Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm on its development off the coast of Norfolk, and handled issues of construction, power cable installation and connection to the UK National Grid.

Significant clients Eni, Nexen, Centrica, RWE, East Anglia Offshore Wind.

Notable practitioners

Paul Stockley is noted for his "good industry experience for oil and gas work in the UKCS." He is also well versed in international upstream oil and gas matters. He advises on the full lifecycle of projects, from exploration and development matters to the operation and post-production phases. One client says: "He's excellent. He is clear in interpretation, appreciates the commercial implications of legal advice and is strong in negotiation."

Simon Hughes heads the energy and natural resources real estate team and regularly advises on the real estate and development aspects of renewable energy projects. He is particularly well versed in onshore and offshore wind projects.

Chris Towner specialises in renewable energy projects and frequently advises on the commercial and regulatory elements of developments and transactions in the sector. His clients include investment banks, energy majors and public sector entities.

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Senior Statesmen

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Paul Griffin acts as senior adviser and counsel to the firm's global oil and gas group. He is held in high esteem for his experience overseeing large-scale corporate transactions and commercial agreements in the sector.

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Senior Statesmen

Geoffrey Picton-Turbervill

Ashurst

From the Chambers UK guide

Geoffrey Picton-Turbervill is considered by market sources to be "one of the real leading oil and gas lawyers." He has a wealth of experience advising major clients on project developments and M&A in the oil and gas sector.

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Eminent Practitioner

CMS

From the Chambers UK guide

Senior partner Penelope Warne is a well-reputed oil and gas specialist with significant experience advising industry clients in the North Sea, the USA, Norway, Brazil and Russia. She now acts as chair of the firm's UK board and as head of energy.

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Bracewell (UK) LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Jason Fox is considered to be "the guru of oil and gas bank financing." He comes highly recommended for overseeing upstream oil and gas financings, including reserve-based lending. One commentator says: "He is extremely experienced, knowledgeable, proactive and pragmatic. He seeks solutions rather than complicating matters."

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Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

John Geraghty is a leading corporate lawyer for international energy transactions. He has substantial experience advising on cross-border joint ventures and pipeline arrangements. One client comments: "He is very experienced, knowledgeable and is both client and business-focused."

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

From the Chambers UK guide

John LaMaster is highly esteemed for his transactional know-how across the full oil and gas supply chain. One client praises his "understanding of the business, knowledge of the sector and his good-quality responses to issues."

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Alexander Msimang

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Alexander Msimang is described by sources as "one of the world's best lawyers" for oil and gas matters. He is known for advising major energy companies, governments and lenders on M&A transactions across Africa and Latin America. One client states: "He's a first-class adviser. He's engaged, an excellent communicator and is very effective."

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CMS

From the Chambers UK guide

Bob Palmer heads the energy, projects and construction team. As a leading oil and gas practitioner he advises on M&A transactions and projects in an impressive number of jurisdictions across the globe. One client says: "He is very well experienced in commercial transactions in the oil and gas industry, and is a strong and logical negotiator."

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Dentons

From the Chambers UK guide

Charles Wood remains an authority in the oil, gas and power industries. He has substantial experience of advising on international LNG projects and oil and gas transactions, as well as on power transmission projects, restructurings and regulation. One clients notes: "He's a very experienced and savvy exploration and production expert. He's an authority in that field and is a go-to guy for difficult exploration issues."

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Dentons

From the Chambers UK guide

Danielle Beggs specialises in the international oil and gas industry. She regularly advises energy majors on both upstream and downstream projects as well as on M&A and regulatory issues. Sources describe her as "extremely good" and "hugely knowledgeable" in oil and gas matters.

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Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Head of finance Adam Dann is well versed in corporate transactions and commercial matters affecting the oil and gas industry. He has vast international experience and has advised on matters in Africa, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

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Matthew J Hagopian

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Matthew Hagopian is endorsed by clients "as one of the most experienced and business-orientated lawyers." As co-head of the firm's global energy group, he has impressive experience in financings and acquisitions in the oil and gas sector, with a particular specialism in LNG matters. Commentators say: "His knowledge and experience in the energy sector is clear and he has a deep understanding of project finance. He identifies problems and offers solutions."

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Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers UK guide

Anna Howell specialises in oil, gas and LNG transactions and frequently acts for energy majors, private equity funds and trading houses. One client observes: "She is one of the standout energy lawyers both for M&A and oil and gas work. She's a very smart lawyer, and has a very intelligent approach to negotiations and tactics."

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Pinsent Masons

From the Chambers UK guide

Paul McGoldrick comes highly recommended for oil and gas transactional and operational matters, particularly those relating to North Sea assets. One client reports: "He has an excellent mix of in-house experience that has comfortably transitioned to private practice, giving clients the best of both types of legal services. He is a true leader in the North Sea."

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King & Spalding International LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Garry Pegg is appreciated by clients for his "depth of experience and his pragmatic and commercially aware" approach. He regularly advises on corporate transactions, commercial contracts and projects in the oil and gas sector and has particular expertise in LNG matters. One interviewee says: "He's very adept at managing a client's requirements and helping to steer them onto an appropriate approach."

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Tim Pick is considered "a class act" for his oil and gas work. He is highly rated for his project development and financing advice in both the power and oil and gas sectors. His practice spans Africa and the Middle East.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers UK guide

Nick Prowse draws praise from sources for his "excellent communication, negotiation and analytical skills." He is particularly distinguished for his handling of natural gas and LNG projects and transactions. His practice spans Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Peter Roberts is described by market commentators as a "top-notch oil and gas lawyer." He regularly acts for major corporates and government bodies on a variety of developments, financings and transactions in the sector. He has a vast international practice spanning Africa, South-East Asia, South America and Eastern Europe.

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Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers UK guide

Richard Tyler frequently counsels clients on financings and transactions relating to international oil and gas projects, including LNG developments. He is particularly active in the Middle East. Interviewees report: "He demonstrates broad and deep industry knowledge."

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Clifford Chance LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Russell Wells regularly acts for lenders and oil and gas majors on commercial, corporate and financing issues. He is experienced in both pipeline and LNG developments across Europe and Africa.

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

David Baker advises on transactional, commercial and financing matters in the oil and gas market, including on LNG projects.

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Nicholas Buckworth

Shearman & Sterling LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Nicholas Buckworth is well reputed for his project development and finance expertise in the oil, gas and power sectors. He advises clients on a wide range of projects, including nuclear newbuilds, coal-fired power plants and gas pipelines. Interviewees say: "He's an outstanding commercial lawyer. His client-focused approach leads to practical solutions that work for all parties."

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Slaughter and May

From the Chambers UK guide

Hywel Davies is well regarded by market commentators in the oil and gas industry and receives praise for his "pragmatic and commercial" approach to deals. He advises on public and private M&A transactions, private equity transactions and equity financings.

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Mayer Brown International LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Robert Hamill of Mayer Brown International LLP frequently advises on corporate finance, M&A and joint ventures in the oil and gas industry. He is particularly experienced at handling energy projects in Iraq, Kurdistan and Nigeria.

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

From the Chambers UK guide

Marc Hammerson has extensive experience in M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings in the energy sector. He has particular knowledge of the African oil and gas market. Sources report: "He is fantastically commercial. He is highly effective and has all the tricks of the trade in difficult negotiations."

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Linklaters

From the Chambers UK guide

Fiona Hobbs regularly advises on project developments, financings and M&A transactions across the oil and gas industry, including LNG projects. She often acts for major energy companies and has significant experience advising on energy projects in Africa.

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Baker Botts UK LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Hamish McArdle is well regarded for his "pragmatic approach to key issues, while ensuring his client’s interests are protected." He is particularly knowledgeable in upstream and midstream issues. Clients report being "impressed with his technical knowledge of upstream matters and his ability to simplify the complex."

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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Clive Ransome is described by sources as "a great deal maker." He has substantial experience of advising lenders and financial institutions in large oil and LNG project financings, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.

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Baker Botts UK LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Mark Rowley regularly acts for some of the oil and gas industry's most prominent companies. He has significant experience overseeing major LNG projects and upstream developments across the globe.

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Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Paul Stockley is noted for his "good industry experience for oil and gas work in the UKCS." He is also well versed in international upstream oil and gas matters. He advises on the full lifecycle of projects, from exploration and development matters to the operation and post-production phases. One client says: "He's excellent. He is clear in interpretation, appreciates the commercial implications of legal advice and is strong in negotiation."

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Philip Stopford advises clients on corporate and financing matters relating to petrochemical and LNG projects. Clients value his ability to handle negotiations, with one reporting: "You definitely want to have him on your side; he is skilled at driving a project finance process and goes beyond the call of duty to help his client."

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Ashurst

From the Chambers UK guide

Huw Thomas focuses his practice on financings and regularly acts for upstream oil and gas companies and financiers. He is well versed in reserve-based lending, corporate facilities and financial restructurings.

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Latham & Watkins

From the Chambers UK guide

Simon Tysoe co-chairs the firm's oil and gas industry group and regularly advises energy majors on corporate and M&A matters. "He has a good range of sector insight and experience," says a client.

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Stephenson Harwood LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Rubin Weston joined Stephenson Harwood LLP from Baker Botts in October 2017. He is considered by market sources to be an "extremely accomplished oil and gas financing lawyer." He regularly represents well-known lenders and sponsors and has particular expertise in financings in Russia and Eastern Europe.

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Latham & Watkins

From the Chambers UK guide

John Balsdon specialises in international project finance in the oil and gas sector. His practice includes advising on structured trade finance, prepayments and reserve-based lending.

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Ashurst

From the Chambers UK guide

Corporate partner Michael Burns frequently advises on M&A and joint ventures in the oil and gas sector. His clients typically include prominent corporates, governments and financial institutions. One client says: "He is personable, engaging and a good negotiator. He has commercial acumen."

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Watson Farley & Williams

From the Chambers UK guide

John Conlin is known for representing prominent oil and gas companies. He is well versed in upstream M&A transactions and joint ventures and has significant experience of projects in Africa and the Middle East.

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Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers UK guide

Steven Dalton regularly advises major oil and gas companies on corporate transactions and project developments. He is particularly experienced in the Kazakh, Russian and African markets. One interviewee says: "He's always commercial and makes an effort to see the perspective of both sides."

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Bracewell (UK) LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Ben James has a broad oil and gas practice, encompassing the development, sale, purchase and financing of assets. He has substantial experience advising on transactions in developing markets, including African jurisdictions. Interviewees report: "He has a tremendous knowledge of the industry and he's very quick and effective in what he does."

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Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Dominic Morris heads the firm's London M&A and corporate team. He brings vast experience to transactions in the oil and gas sector, both nationally and internationally.

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Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers UK guide

Stephen Murray is noted for his experience in oil and gas corporate transactions. He has also advised on restructurings and decommissioning projects in the North Sea.

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Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Jeremy Parr is a well-known corporate lawyer with significant experience in domestic and international M&A. His clients typically include energy giants in the oil and gas space.

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E&A Law Limited

From the Chambers UK guide

Founder of E&A Law Limited Ana Stanic is described by sources as "a leading EU energy expert." She has a wealth of experience in cross-border regulatory, contractual and transactional matters and additionally provides advice on treaty issues and dispute resolution. Clients appreciate her ability to "put her legal work into the financial context," as well as her "creative approach to problem resolution."

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Associates to watch

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

From the Chambers UK guide

Nicholas Antonas often acts for international energy companies, lenders, bondholders and hedge funds. He has significant experience of M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. Interviewees comment: "He's very thorough, understands all the detail and is able to very clearly demonstrate the points he's making."

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Associates to watch

Caroline-Lucy Moran

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

From the Chambers UK guide

Counsel Caroline-Lucy Moran is well versed in joint ventures, M&A and equity capital markets transactions in the oil and gas sector. She is known for providing advice to clients in emerging markets. One client says: "She's highly efficient and a very effective operator. She really owns the procedural and technical stuff."

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Associates to watch

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers UK guide

Senior associate Ben Sulaiman draws praise from commentators for his insight into the oil and gas industry. He is experienced in advising energy companies, governments and investors. Clients say: "He has knowledge of the legal framework in combination with good understanding of the commercial matters."

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