Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Neil Upton to its global Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group in London. Upton joins the firm as partner, along with a legal and business development team, from King & Wood Mallesons in London, where he was the UK and Europe head, and global co-head, of the energy and infrastructure and project finance practice.
Upton’s global practice is focused on advising utilities, banks and other financial institutions, governments and NGOs on all aspects of the energy business, including the structuring, development and financing of projects, M&A, trading issues, privatization, market entry and regulatory matters. His expertise extends across sectors including power generation (both conventional and renewable), oil gas and LNG (liquefied natural gas), transmission and supply.
Joining Upton at Squire Patton Boggs in London are Sushma Maharaj, a senior energy lawyer with oil, gas, LNG and electricity experience in EMEA and former secondee at the gas and electricity regulator in Northern Ireland; Jasdeep Puri, a senior lawyer with experience in oil and gas and electricity; associate Francis Iyayi, a UK-qualified solicitor, specializing in infrastructure and energy project development; associate Maurice Katsigazi, a fluent Lugandan speaker, with expertise in power generation projects and midstream oil and gas transactions; paralegal Robert Broom, who also has experience on the commodities energy risk desk of a global investment bank; and Patrick Robinson, an energy and infrastructure business development specialist.