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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Robert Pitcher

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Brexit and the legal implications for businessesRobert is Head of the Eversheds Energy and Natural Resources Sector Group and the Eversheds UK Nuclear Energy Group.

Robert specialises in corporate finance, particularly recommended and contested takeover bids, flotations, secondary offerings and mergers and acquisitions (primarily with an international focus).  His sector focuses are on financial institutions and energy.

Robert's clients include;

  • adidas,
  • Anglo American,
  • Dow Chemical,
  • Henderson,
  • Sun Life of Canada,
  • Hermes,
  • Barings,
  • Peabody Energy,
  • Scottish Resources Group,
  • Shaw Group,
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Westinghouse

His clients have said of Robert:

"having worked with Rob on several occasions I found him a highly commercial and pragmatic lawyer, with an excellent grasp of the business context within which a transaction is taking place, totally focussed on getting the right outcome for his client"

"He does not only have excellent skills within his legal field of work but also provides his clients with a great understanding of business related issues which was very essential for the projects at stake.  We really enjoyed having Mr Pitcher in our complex teams as a stable and reliable partner."

"Robert Pitcher is a commercial, sensible and highly knowledgeable guy.  It's always great to see a partner of his standing muck in with his associates throughout the night and into the early hours of the morning.  Certainly assisted the in house legal team - by taking direction and running with the instructions."


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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP fields a large team of experienced lawyers, who are regularly involved in infrastructure projects across the energy, transport and social infrastructure sectors. It is also instructed to advise on PPP projects and clean energy matters. The firm has different practice heads for various areas, with Robert Pitcher serving as  European co-head of the international energy & infrastructure group. Alex Doughty knows the financing space, including credit support and performance bonds, well. Stephen Hill and Mark Dennison are key contacts in the renewable energy sector, for transactions and financing respectively. Conrad Purcell left for Bird & Bird LLP in late 2018 and Michael Grimes departed as well.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

The energy lawyers at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP specialise in acquisitions and disposals, delivering projects, raising funds and resolving problems in the most sensitive and challenging markets. Recent work highlights include divestments and restructuring of upstream assets for Shell, CNOOC and NIOC, joint-venturing for Shell and Gunvor, and project development of LNG terminals for LNG Canada and New Caledonia. Also notable is the firm's energy disputes practice. The team led by Robert Pitcher and Jubilee Easo was recently joined by construction expert Jessica Neuberger from Ashurst. Conrad Purcell departed to Bird & Bird LLP.

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Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

The energy team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP stands out for its work on projects in emerging markets, transactional work for Chinese state-owned enterprises and 'whole lifecycle' nuclear work. Michelle Davies, who set up the firm's international clean energy and sustainability Group 17 years ago, continues to lead that group from the Cardiff office, working in tandem with energy and infrastructure co-head Robert Pitcher in London. Stephen Hill recently led the firm's team on one of Europe's largest solar transactions during 2018 - infrastructure fund Greencoat Solar Assets II's purchase of 24 solar farms across the UK. Construction and engineering expert Jessica Neuberger joined the firm from Ashurst while Conrad Purcell left for Bird & Bird LLP .

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