Infrastructure, Energy, Natural Resources (IEN)

We advise on the full range of matters for infrastructure, energy and natural resources clients, including mergers and acquisitions, all forms of financing, competition and regulatory, tax, commercial, trading, construction, operation and maintenance contracts as well as general commercial and corporate advice.

Our practice is divided into three key practice areas:

For each international project we draw on long-standing relationships with leading independent law firms worldwide. This brings together individuals from the relevant countries to provide the optimum legal expertise for that particular transaction. This allows us to deliver a first class global legal service in a way that is appropriate to the relevant market.

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They're brilliant - so commercial and bright. There's no point scoring, they just get the deal done. Chambers UK, 2019

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Our key experience includes advising:

Ørsted on its disposal of a 50% interest in the Walney Extension offshore wind farm

Maersk Oil on competition and energy law aspects of Total S.A.’s acquisition of Maersk Oil from AP Moller Maersk for $8.1 billion

Premier Oil plc on the successful restructuring of its US$3.8 billion debt facilities

Kosmos Energy Ltd on its strategic partnership with BP in Mauritania and Senegal

John Wood Group PLC on its recommended all-share offer for Amec Foster Wheeler plc

innogy SE on all English law aspects of the merger of Npower with SSE’s domestic retail operations in Great Britain

INEOS PLC on its acquisition of the entire oil and gas business of Ørsted Energy A/S

Centrica on the formation of a joint venture, Spirit Energy, between Centrica’s E&P business and Bayerngas

UK Green Investment Bank plc as part of its sale by the Government to the Macquarie Group

Drax Group plc on the acquisition of Opus Energy Group Limited

MTR Corporation Limited, the operator of the Hong Kong metro system, on the operational and financial arrangements for the HK$84.4 billion (US$10.7 billion) Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link

Global Infrastructure Partners on the acquisitions of London Gatwick, London City and Edinburgh Airports

MAG on the acquisition of Stansted Airport for £1.5 billion

AngloGold Ashanti Limited on a US$1 billion, five-year unsecured revolving credit facility

The Egyptian Refinery Company on the financing of Mostorod Oil Refinery Project, which is the largest ever project financing in Africa, comprising US$2.6 billion in debt and a further US$1.1 billion in equity

BHP Billiton Plc on various matters, including its proposed production joint venture with Rio Tinto in relation to both parties’ Western Australian iron ore assets and the US$45 billion bank facilities to finance its offer for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

European Investment Bank on road projects such as the N6, N4, M7/M8 and N8 Irish PPP projects; the M80 Scottish Road PPP project; and the M25 widening UK PPP project

Lendlease Group as preferred development partner to develop the London 2012 Olympic Village at Stratford City London, including both the £2 billion development of the Olympic Village itself and the subsequent £3.5 billion regeneration project for Stratford City

RWE on its sale of Thames Water Holdings plc to Kemble Water Limited, a consortium led by the European Infrastructure Funds of Macquarie Bank, for £4.8 billion cash consideration (an enterprise value of £8 billion)