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Andrew Hamel-Smith

Andrew Hamel-Smith

Senior Associate

Andrew is a senior associate in the firm's corporate practice with a focus on the oil & gas and energy sectors.



Andrew's experience includes mergers & acquisitions, project development, joint ventures and corporate advisory work.

Andrew's experience includes advising:

  • Tullow on the development of its Kenyan upstream assets and the East Africa Pipeline, a crude oil pipeline to export the crude oil from Kenya
  • Woodside, Cairn, FAR and Petrosen in relation to the development of the SNE / Sangomar fields, offshore Senegal
  • Vitol on its US$7 billion oil & gas project in Ghana including advising on the gas sales agreement with GNPC
  • Trident Energy on the acquisition (together with Kosmos Energy) of Hess International Petroleum, Inc., the indirect owner of an 80.75% participating interest in the Block G offshore oil and gas field in Equatorial Guinea
  • BP on the disposal of its downstream businesses in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana to Puma Energy


Andrew holds an LL.B (Law with American Law) from the University of Nottingham which included one year at the University of Texas at Austin. He spent a year working at a leading law firm in Trinidad before joining Herbert Smith Freehills. He was seconded to BP for 10 months in 2011-12.

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