Supporting clients across energy and natural resources to adapt and transform their businesses
We work with some of the largest players in the energy and natural resources field, guiding them through the energy transition.
We advise on the complex, bespoke market leading matters often requiring multi-jurisdictional teams, such as advising clients on matters comprising transactional advisory (including in relation to environmental and antitrust and regulatory matters) and dispute services. We advise the full range of players in the sector, from multi-national corporate to financial investors and sovereign wealth funds, export credit agencies and governmental/public sector bodies, and we are at the forefront of sustainability and how our clients create a future environment for investors.
Our integrated multi-disciplinary teams cover a wide range of sub-sectors, including oil and gas, mining and metals, power and utilities renewables (offshore/onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, biomass, waste-to-energy, geo-thermal energy, and hydropower) and the nuclear industry as well as technologies.
Recent client successes
Advised SACE, Hermes, EXIAR, CEXIM, CDB and 22 commercial banks on the €10bn-plus financing of the Amur Gas Processing Plant, which will process gas to be delivered by Gazprom to China National Petroleum Corporation via the ‘Power of Siberia’ pipeline.
This deal won our team the title of Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2020.
Advising Tullow Oil plc on the sale of its entire stake in the Lake Albert Development Project in Uganda to Total for $575m in cash plus post first oil contingent payments.
Advising SSE on the sale of its 50 per cent share in its energy-from-waste Multifuel Energy joint venture with Wheelabrator Technologies to First Sentier Investors (formerly First State) for £995m.
Representing Mitsui and JOGMEC on their investment in and project financing of the Arctic 2 LNG project.
Advising CPP Investments on its acquisition of a 75 per cent. stake in the Indian business of SB Energy from SoftBank.
SB Energy owns and operates some of the largest solar, wind and hybrid renewable power plants in India;
Advising LSE, NYSE and ASX listed Rio Tinto on the sale of its interest in the Grasberg mine to the Indonesian state mining firm, PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero) for $3.5bn.
The Grasberg mine, which is located in the province of Papua in Indonesia, is one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines in terms of both ore reserves and production.
Advising Eurus Energy, the leading Japan-based renewable energy investor and a joint venture of the Toyota Group; and the Tokyo Electric Power Company.
Advising ArcLight on its sale of North Sea Midstream Partners to Wren House Infrastructure.
Advising BP plc on the English law aspects of its acquisition of BHP Billiton’s onshore shale oil and gas assets in the US, structured as the acquisition of the entire issued share capital in Petrohawk Energy Corporation.
Kuwait Petroleum International as a shareholder in the operation of the $9bn Nghi Son Oil Refinery Project in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam.
Acting for BASF on the business combination of its oil and gas business Wintershall with DEA – Freshfields teams from Germany, the US and the United Kingdom supported the long-standing client in this landmark transaction.
Advising RWE AG in its transition to become a leading European electricity producer by means of renewable energy.
Advising New Age on the development and financing of floating LNG projects offshore Congo Brazzaville and Cameroon.
Advising the 'Rift Valley Connect' consortium in relation to the 175 km Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit Highway PPP project to expand, widen, regenerate and operate the road.
Graham Watson Partner
Erin Miller Rankin Partner
Dr. Natascha Doll Partner
Elliot Friedman Partner, Head of International Arbitration - Americas