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Jeremy Gewirtz

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Jeremy is a partner in the energy and infrastructure group, leads the energy trading group (advising widely on energy trading and sales), a co-leader of the energy and utilities sector and head of the project finance practice. Jeremy specialises in power related transactions, physical commodities transactions and commodities financings. Jeremy advises sponsors, lenders, borrowers, corporates and host governments on a wide range of UK and international project financings, privatisations and structured acquisitions in the energy sector. He has particular experience in the structuring of contractual arrangements relating to large-scale power plants and associated financing techniques, as well as the buying and selling of large-scale power plans. Transactions of significance have included advising: the lenders on the development of the Safi IPP in Morocco; the sponsors on the Eggborough IPP; the sponsors on the development of the Carrington CCGT IPP; the lenders on the Tihama IPP and on its expansion (Saudi Arabia); and the sponsors on the Egemer CCGT IPP. In addition Jeremy has advised on a number of commodity trading joint ventures including Morgan Stanley/Ineos, Calyon/EdF and RBS/Sempra.


Admitted as attorney New York 1989; trainee solicitor Linklaters 1989-91; associate 1991-98; partner 1998.


Lincoln College, Oxford (1987 BA Law); College of Law, Guildford (1988); University of Pennsylvania (1989 LLM).

London: Finance

Commodities: physicals

Within: Leading individuals

Jeremy Gewirtz - Linklaters LLP

Within: Commodities: physicals

Linklaters LLP has a breadth of expertise across regulatory and transactional commodities matters that stems from its highly regarded energy, natural resources and mining practices. While many firms in the commodities space approach the market from a shipping and insurance perspective, the firm's understanding of underlying markets is driven by its expertise in finance and trading in specific market sectors. Its work encompasses physical precious and base metals trading and warehousing, the establishment of commodity trading platforms, and dispute resolution. The practice frequently handles complex physical commodities deals, which last year included advising a multinational finance company on a structured intermediation financing for a European refinery, and acting for the London Metals Exchange in connection with its  central electronic register for the transfer of off-warrant warehouse receipts, known as LMEshield. Chris Staples, who assisted Barclays Bank with the disposal of its commodities trading book, and Jeremy Gewirtz are co-heads of the firm's global commodities group. Noble Group, Macquarie Bank and Société Générale are among the firm's clients.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Power (including electricity and renewables)

Within: Leading individuals

Jeremy Gewirtz - Linklaters LLP

Within: Power (including electricity and renewables)

At Linklaters LLP clients get 'an excellent service all around', 'very good client access and strong continuity which helps with repeat deals'. The department handles a healthy variety of project financing mandates, corporate transactions and disputes, and is currently assisting the central government with its future nuclear strategy. Among the names to note feature the 'very commercial and approachable' John Pickett and the 'formidably bright' infrastructure and projects practice head Jeremy Gewirtz who collaborated with the corporate team to advise Mitsui and ENGIE on the sale of the portfolio containing the Saltend, Deeside and Indian Queens UK power plants to Energy Capital Partners. Richard Ginks recently oversaw a 40% shareholding acquisition in the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm on behalf of Equitix while Charlotte Morgan plays a key role in the firm's nuclear offering. Also notable is the 'excellent, solution-driven and commercial' Richard Coar who jointly spearheads the renewables practice with Pickett and is currently leading counsel to the project company on the financing and development of the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.

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