Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has added four energy lawyers to its London office – Ben James, Darren Spalding and Martin Stewart-Smith will join the firm as partners, and Olivia Caddy will join the firm as senior counsel. These are the latest in the firm’s expansion of its global energy practice in London, which so far this year has included Partners Julian Nichol, Jason Fox and Alastair Young.
James, joining from Linklaters, is an energy lawyer advising oil and gas companies, utility companies, private equity houses and banks on cross-border energy transactions from the wellhead to the market. He advises on upstream oil and gas and LNG, gas commercialisation, refining and petrochemicals, and pipeline projects, with particular experience across Africa.
Spalding, joining from Allen & Overy, is an upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas lawyer. His experience includes international M&A, joint ventures, project development, and long-term commodity sales and offtake agreements. Spalding has been active in oil and gas work across the globe.
Stewart-Smith, joining from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas, power, renewables, and energy services sectors around the world, including in the United States, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and the UK. In addition to his transactional work, Stewart-Smith has advised a number of governments on institutional, legal and regulatory reform in the process of market liberalization.
Olivia Caddy, joining from Herbert Smith Freehills, advises clients on structured debt financings, particularly in the energy sector, working with lenders and borrowers on domestic and cross-border oil and gas financings.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is an international law firm with 470 lawyers in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Seattle, Dubai and London. The firm serves Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, private investment funds, governmental entities and individuals concentrated in the energy, technology and financial services sectors worldwide.