Herbert Smith Freehills

Projects Department

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What the team is known for Well equipped to advise on outbound energy and infrastructure projects from London, Madrid and Paris into Russia and non-European jurisdictions, with a particularly strong reputation for work in Africa. Handles a wide range of matters including M&A, project finance and international arbitration concerning investments in the power and oil and gas sector. Demonstrates experience acting on all aspects of the development of high-profile natural gas pipelines across the continent. Also active on infrastructure matters on behalf of construction companies, governments, public bodies and financial institutions.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's network and its adaptability to different cultures: "They have offices in key energy regions around the globe as well as qualified professionals who speak the local languages and understand the local cultures and jurisdictions."

Interviewees laud the "very strong team with excellent sector knowledge and the capability to work in international transactions."

Notable practitioners

Patrick Mitchell heads the firm's global infrastructure practice from the London office. Paris-based Stéphane Brabant is a key contact for mining matters in Europe and Africa.