We advise the world’s top energy and natural resources corporates, governments, regulatory bodies and investors on their most complex projects – including oil and gas, refining and petrochemicals, LNG, thermal power, renewables, nuclear and mining.
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.
Our clients recognise our reputation for delivering difficult, innovative, cross border transactions. Such transactions form the foundations of our clients’ strategic aspirations as global energy and natural resources markets evolve and cross border activity and interdependence increase. With our detailed understanding of the commercial environment in which our clients operate we are ideally placed to help our clients achieve their aims.
Recent deals include advising:
- the Lenders in relation to the EUR 750m RusVinyl PVC Plant Project Financing in the Russian Federation (European Petrochemical Deal of the Year 2011, Project Finance International & Project Finance Magazine)
- the lenders' as English and Russian law advisers on the €1,1 billion project financing of the Yuzhno-Russkoe gas field in northern Siberia (European Gas Deal of the Year 2011, Project Finance International and European Oil & Gas Upstream Deal of the Year 2011, Project Finance Magazine)
- on the development and financing of the expansion and upgrade of an existing 80,000 bpd Refineria de Cartagena in Colombia (Latin American Downstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2011, Project Finance Magazine)
- the borrower in connection with the development and financing of a 433MW Norte II combined cycle gas turbine in Chihuahua, Mexico (Latin American Power Deal of the Year 2011, Project Finance Magazine)
- the lenders on the of USD 288m refinancing of a previous USD 1.5bn 1,320MW Jhajjar coal-fired thermal power plant project in Haryana, India (Project Finance Deal of the Year 2011, ILFR and Asialaw India Awards and Asia Pacific Indian Deal of the Year 2010, Project Finance International Awards)
- the European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank as lenders on the EUR 60m financing of four wind farms (the Cabeolica Project) in the Republic of Cape Verde (Best Renewable Project in Africa 2011, Africa Energy Awards)
- BP in relation to the separate approx. US$5.25bn non-recourse pre-export finance facilities for BP Angola and BP Caspian (Emerging EMEA Loan of the Year 2010, International Finance Review)
- the commercial lenders, ECAs as direct lenders and/or credit insurers, Islamic financing institutions, sukuk holders, 144A bondholders and the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the US$14bn Jubail Export Refinery and Petrochemical Project in Saudi Arabia (Project Finance Deal of the Year 2010, IFLR Middle East Awards, Middle East Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2010, Project Finance Magazine and Middle East Petrochemicals Deal of the Year 2010, Project Finance International)