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Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s pre-eminent energy firms, with a global reputation for excellence in the sector. We have a deep understanding of transactions and the everyday operation of energy assets globally including renewables, as well as unrivalled international experience in disputes. We guide our clients through the exciting times of the energy transition with all challenges and opportunities it presents.

We have advised on some of the most significant O&G and renewables projects, disputes and transactions around the world, and we are continuously ranked by Chambers Global as a tier one firm for the sector globally. With more than 400 lawyers in our wider energy team, the leadership team sits across the globe with 5 regional leads who have extensive experience in their respective territories. In addition our Global Head of Energy, Lewis McDonald, is based on London after spending 11 years in Asia.

Our team

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Lewis McDonald

Global Co-Head of Energy, London

Lewis McDonald
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Nick Baker

Partner and Global Co-Head of Energy, Melbourne

Nick Baker
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Nina Bowyer

Managing Partner, EMEA, Paris

Nina Bowyer
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Craig Tevendale

Partner, London

Craig Tevendale
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Edward Dougherty

Partner, New York

Edward Dougherty
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Hilary Lau

Partner, Hong Kong

Hilary Lau