Slaughter and May

Energy & Natural Resources Department

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What the team is known for Comprehensive energy practice focusing on corporate and financing work. Expertise includes power, renewables, and oil and gas matters. Receives particular recognition for advising on the acquisition and financing of upstream oil and gas assets in the North Sea and off the coast of Africa. Regularly represents financial institutions, energy companies and governments. Other areas of strength include advising on the decommissioning of nuclear power stations and the acquisition of onshore and offshore wind farms.

Strengths"The service is always first class," one client remarks, adding: "They are always bang up to date with the law and latest practice."

"Advice from the team has been impeccable and they've been really supportive," reports another client.

Work highlights Advised HitecVision and Petrogas on their acquisition through joint venture Petrogas Neo UK of upstream oil and gas assets in the North Sea from Total.

Advised John Wood on the sale of its nuclear business to Jacobs UK for £250 million, as part of the firm's divestment programme.

Notable practitioners

Hywel Davies is a corporate lawyer who focuses his energy practice on the oil and gas sector, advising clients on M&A transactions, refinancings and equity raises. His clients include significant private equity investors and oil companies, among others.
"He is able to put advice in the right context and framework for the situation."

Paul Stacey is the firm's executive partner and an exceptionally experienced lawyer in the power sector. His expertise primarily relates to complex project financing transactions.