Bracewell LLP

Projects Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Respected practice specialising in the financing of energy projects, particularly oil and LNG developments. Frequently involved in multi-sourced project financings involving upstream oil and gas assets, as well as wind and solar parks. Assists both sponsors and lenders with cross-border transactions.

Strengths Clients appreciate that "their senior lawyers are reachable and always know what is going on," in addition to noting that the "coordination between partners and senior associates is fantastic."

A source comments: "They are technically excellent and very good commercially."

Work highlights Advised Premier Oil in relation to the USD2.4 billion financing of the Sea Lion development situated to the north of the Falkland Islands.

Notable practitioners


Oliver Irwin
principally advises clients on project financings in the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors. He assists both sponsors and lenders and possesses expertise in Middle Eastern matters.
"His technical ability, precision and accuracy of his work combined with his responsiveness makes him a very good lawyer." "He is very pragmatic, very thorough and commercial."