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Chambers Review

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Projects & Energy - Europe-wide
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Well equipped to advise on outbound energy and infrastructure projects from highly reputed practices in London, Madrid and Paris into 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. The team is complemented by a prominent arbitration practice, often handling ECT proceedings.

Strengths

"The team was technically outstanding," an impressed client reveals, adding: "They were highly commercial and proactively managed the situation in order to maintain momentum."

Another client enthuses: "We really appreciate that Herbert Smith Freehills can offer services across several practice areas," adding that the lawyers are "really responsive and offer such a high-quality service."

Notable practitioners

London-based Lewis McDonald heads the firm's energy practice. Martin Kavanagh in London, Christophe Lefort in Paris and Ignacio Paz in Madrid are further key points of contact for projects-related matters.