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Energy M&A

Shaping the future of energy supply


The often headline-grabbing global energy sector is subject to increasing volatility, intense market pressures and regulatory controls.

Within this ever-moving environment companies are investing in growth opportunities, entering into new geographies, divesting of underperforming or distressed assets or adopting 'wait and see' approaches.

We work with our clients to help lead them to successful outcomes with legal advice that is insightful, innovative and proactive.

Our energy sector experts in mergers, acquisitions, disposals, projects, financings and disputes form a dedicated global energy practice and can provide you with a full range of integrated legal services across the power, nuclear, oil & gas and renewables sectors.

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Recent Experience


Advising on its US$15.1 billion acquisition of Canadian oil producer, Nexen


Advising on its US$1.1 billion acquisition of Kazakh oil and gas stakes from Lukoil


Advising on the disposal of its UK North Sea oil and gas business to Premier Oil plc, comprising over 40 operated and non-operated assets spanning the upstream life-cycle and including the transfer of substantial decommissioning liabilities, including Elgin-Franklin, and as English counsel on the disposal of its Norwegian oil and gas business to L1 for US$1.6 billion

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

AdvisingĀ in relation to the UK Government's proposed sell down of its stake in UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) - the first bank of its kind in the world; helping to finance a transition to a green economy


Advising on the disposal of its UK oil refining and retail business, including the Pembroke Refinery, to Valero for US$1.8 billion


AdvisingĀ on the acquisition of 12% interest in the US$11.8 billion TANAP pipeline, part of the Shah Deniz II value chain for the export of gas from Azerbaijan to Europe

Diverse Knowledge, in-depth experience