Energy and natural resources
Supporting clients across energy and natural resources to adapt and transform their businesses
We work with some of the largest players in the energy and natural resources field, guiding them through the energy transition.
We advise on the complex, bespoke market leading matters often requiring multi-jurisdictional teams, such as advising clients on matters comprising transactional advisory (including in relation to environmental and antitrust and regulatory matters) and dispute services. We advise the full range of players in the sector, from multi-national corporate to financial investors and sovereign wealth funds, export credit agencies and governmental/public sector bodies, and we are at the forefront of sustainability and how our clients create a future environment for investors.
Our integrated multi-disciplinary teams cover a wide range of sub-sectors, including oil and gas, mining and metals, power and utilities renewables (offshore/onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, biomass, waste-to-energy, geo-thermal energy, and hydropower) and the nuclear industry as well as technologies.
We've advised on the following matters:
SACE, Hermes, EXIAR, CEXIM, CDB and 22 commercial banks on the €10bn-plus financing of the Amur Gas Processing Plant, which will process gas to be delivered by Gazprom to China National Petroleum Corporation via the ‘Power of Siberia’ pipeline.
This deal won our team the title of Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2020;
Tullow Oil plc on the sale of its entire stake in the Lake Albert Development Project in Uganda to Total for US$575 million in cash plus post first oil contingent payments;
SSE on the sale of its 50% share in its energy-from-waste Multifuel Energy joint venture with Wheelabrator Technologies to First Sentier Investors (formerly First State) for £995m;
Mitsui and JOGMEC on their investment in and project financing of the Arctic 2 LNG project;
CPP Investments on its acquisition of a 75 per cent. stake in the Indian business of SB Energy from SoftBank.
SB Energy owns and operates some of the largest solar, wind and hybrid renewable power plants in India;
LSE, NYSE and ASX listed Rio Tinto on the sale of its interest in the Grasberg mine to the Indonesian state mining firm, PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero) for US$3.5bn.
The Grasberg mine, which is located in the province of Papua in Indonesia, is one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines in terms of both ore reserves and production;