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Laura Hulett

Laura Hulett


Laura is a partner in the firm's corporate practice with a focus on the natural resources sector.



Laura is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a particular focus on the natural resources sector, including oil and gas and mining. Her experience includes complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, projects and corporate advisory work. Based in London, Laura works with clients across the globe, including in Africa, Latin America and across Europe.

Laura's experience includes advising:

  • CALEnergy (a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company) on their acquisition of 50% interest in most of Independent Oil & Gas Plc's UK North Sea portfolio (and an option to invest in the remaining field) and pipeline, being the first UKCS acquisition for CALEnergy
  • BTG Pactual E&P B.V. on the sale by Petrobras of Petrobras' 50% interest African oil & gas joint venture company Petrobras Oil & Gas B.V., which has significant interests offshore Nigeria, to Africa Oil Plc
  • Neptune Energy on the acquisition from Eni of a number of interests offshore Indonesia (for the East and West Ganal fields and the East Sepinggan field)
  • Mercuria Energy on their investment in Tailwind and in respect of Tailwind’s agreement with Shell and ExxonMobil to acquire their interests in the Triton Cluster
  • BHP on various matters, including on divestments of significant mining assets and various general contractual matters 
  • Anglo American on various matters including in respect of a review of its joint ventures and in respect of response to request from stakeholder groups for information in respect of tailings dams
  • Carlyle International Energy Partners on its agreement to purchase the entire Romanian business of Sterling Resources and associated matters, including the release of security given pursuant to Sterling's Norwegian Bond
  • Chevron on the US$1.8 billion sale of its downstream oil and gas business in the UK and Ireland to Valero