Hywel Davies

Joined firm 1994. Partner since 2003.

Hywel has advised on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. He has particular experience in public and private M&A, joint ventures and equity financings as well as infrastructure, energy and natural resources matters.

Highlights include advising:

  • Accsys Technologies on a number of equity fundraisings
  • Centrica on the sale of interests in various wind farms and related joint venture arrangements, the sale of its North American energy business, Direct Energy, and on its oil and gas joint venture with Stadtwerke München/Bayerngas
  • INEOS on the acquisition of BP’s global petrochemicals businesses, on the acquisition of oil and gas businesses from DONG and Hess, the acquisition of the Forties Pipeline System from BP and on the Greensands carbon capture and storage project
  • Legal & General on various matters including the acquisition of CALA Group and the sale of its Mature Savings business
  • Premier Oil on various matters including its financial restructuring and merger with Chrysaor to create Harbour Energy
  • Shell on the takeover of BG Group and the simplification of its corporate structure
  • Valaris on an equity fundraising, the acquisition of Atwood Oceanics, merger of Ensco and Rowan, shareholder activism matters and its Chapter 11 restructuring

“Hywel Davies is one of the top two or three commercial lawyers in the City … an excellent technical lawyer who is very commercial, practical and solutions-oriented.” Legal 500 UK 2021

“Hywel Davies is outstanding. One of the very best corporate lawyers I have dealt with in more than 30 years dealing with the best lawyers in the City.” Legal 500 UK 2021