Bracewell LLP

Projects & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Recognised for its representation of sponsors, investors and developers on significant oil and gas mandates, including floating LNG projects, upstream developments and debt financings. Also demonstrates strong capability in projects M&A, the transfer of gas-field interests and farmouts. Equally adept in renewable power projects, advising on acquisitions, financings and EPC and O&M aspects.

Strengths Clients acknowledge the group's strength in project documentation: "Their biggest strength is their customer-focused approach and high quality of work." Others note its "excellent services" and solution-orientated vision, adding: "They were just far more commercial and practical than the counterparty's team."

Sources state: "They have a fabulous oil and gas financing team," with clients pointing to its specialism in "debt within the energy field." They praise the team's "top talent."

Work highlights Acted for Neptune Energy on the debt financing aspects of its USD3.9 billion acquisition of a majority stake in ENGIE E&P International.

Notable practitioners

Sources say oil and gas finance specialist Jason Fox "knows instinctively what is required and he's extremely good on transactions in new jurisdictions where there's a lack of precedent." He focuses his practice on upstream work, as well as handling energy project finance more generally. He is based in London.