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8 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Linklaters

Linklaters has acted on many of the largest, most complex, multi-jurisdictional and cutting-edge energy transactions around the world to date. With more than 50 partners and over 200 other lawyers dedicated to energy work across our network of 29 offices, alongside our alliances with firms in Asia and South Africa, Linklaters can provide full global coverage to meet our clients’ needs.

As well as our track record in developed economies our lawyers around the world have unrivalled experience in advising on transactions in emerging markets across Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, ensuring that Linklaters is seen as the “go to” for the world’s top energy and natural resources corporates, governments, regulatory bodies and investors.

Chambers Review

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Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Linklaters draws on an extensive global network of energy lawyers to offer a stellar service to clients in power, renewables, and oil and gas matters. The team offers expertise across a range of areas, including project finance, development, corporate issues and disputes. The firm is also well respected for providing regulatory advice in the water and nuclear sectors. It frequently leads in big-ticket matters across the energy industry, including major waste-to-energy, LNG and offshore wind projects. The firm fields significant expertise in developments in Africa, Russia and CEE. Its lawyers are instructed by an array of impressive clients, including multinational oil and gas companies, export credit agencies and international financial institutions and investors.

Work Highlights

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  • Linklaters advised J Aron & Co, a Goldman Sachs entity, on providing a multi-sourced financing package to support Postlane Partners' acquisition of the Fredericia oil refinery in Denmark, from A/S Dansk Shell, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell.

  • The team advised the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in relation to four nuclear projects in the UK.
  • The firm advised SSE Renewables and Equinor on the construction, development and circa £3 billion project financing of Phase C of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, including a sale of a 20% stake to Eni.

Notable Practitioners

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Mark Russell
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Mark Russell is a respected oil and gas lawyer who frequently advises on project financings and M&A transactions in the upstream space. He represents both sponsors and lenders, including high-profile supermajors.

"He's a very good operator and a clear leader in big transactions."

"Mark is really good at getting deals done."

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Fiona Hobbs
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Fiona Hobbs is noted for her adept representation of oil and gas companies in project finance and M&A transactions. She maintains an international profile, regularly appearing on transactions involving assets in Africa and Eastern Europe.

"Fiona is a quality operator."

"She knows the regulatory side inside and out."

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Richard Coar
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Co-head of the firm's global green energy group, Richard Coar enjoys a leading reputation for his renewable energy practice, which spans project development, acquisitions and portfolio restructuring mandates in the sector. He frequently assists with transactions involving significant offshore wind farm and waste-to-energy developments.

"He always displays a very measured and objective approach to things, with a calm but firm style. He helps us make good decisions."

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Richard Ginks
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Richard Ginks is a partner in Linklaters' energy and infrastructure group and has a strong practice assisting clients with project financing transactions. He regularly assists both sponsors and lenders with deals involving wind farms and waste-to-energy plants.

"Richard is bright, calm, commercial and solution-oriented. It's a pleasure to work with him."

"He always performs very well on projects."

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Jeremy Gewirtz
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Jeremy Gewirtz is a well-regarded lawyer with a practice focused on acquisition, financing and investment mandates pertaining to both conventional and nuclear power plants. He regularly advises sponsors, lenders and equity investors.

"Jeremy is hugely experienced in the projects space."

"He's a great, knowledgeable deal lawyer."

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Charlotte L Morgan
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Charlotte Morgan is an energy lawyer noted for her proficiency across both project financing and regulatory matters in the power sector. She is particularly adept at assisting clients with projects in the nuclear space.

"Charlotte's support has been invaluable and has guided us through highly complex structuring."

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Julian Davies
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Julian Davies is the head of the water practice at the firm. He regularly represents UK water companies and investment firms in financing, restructuring and regulatory matters.

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Mark Nuttall
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Mark Nuttall maintains a significant water practice, acting for various UK water companies. He advises on significant financing mandates, including price control issues. He is also group leader of the firm's structured finance group in London.

Ranked Lawyers at
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Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas

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Mark Russell
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Fiona Hobbs
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Band 4
Energy & Natural Resources: Power

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Jeremy Gewirtz
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Charlotte L Morgan
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Band 4
Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy

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Richard Coar
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Richard Ginks
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Energy & Natural Resources: Water

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Julian Davies
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Mark Nuttall
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