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Danielle Beggs

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Danielle specialises in working for international oil and gas and electricity industry clients, governments and regulators. She has advised on major projects in the oil and gas (upstream and downstream) sectors and electricity industries, both domestic and international, and has extensive experience of both foreign and domestic regulatory and licensing regimes. She has worked extensively on both oil and gas projects and acquisitions for companies such as Total, Equinor, BASF/Wintershall, Hurricane and ONGC Videsh, as well as on power projects, including hydro projects and a variety of international power projects. She has worked extensively in Africa, currently advising on a power project in Kenya and having recently worked on an LNG project in Ghana. She is also currently advising on a solar project in Argentina.


Called to the bar 1983; legal adviser Inns of Court School of Law 1984-86; legal adviser The London Steamship Owners Mutual Insurance Association Ltd 1986-88; assistant lawyer British Gas plc 1988-95; senior lawyer McKenna & Co 1995-97; Partner 1997 - 1999 Denton Hall; partner Dentons, London (formerly SNR Denton) 1999-present. Publications of note: "Gas Sales and Supply Contracts - Term and Spot Sales," Chapter of Natural Gas Agreements, edited by Martyn R David "Unitisation and Unitisation Agreements," Chapter of Oil and Gas - a practical handbook, Globe Law and Business.


International Bar Association; UK Energy Lawyers Group; Inner Temple; AIPN.


University of Leeds (LLB Hons 1982); requalified as solicitor (1998).

London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Dentons¬†is 'responsive, clear and pragmatic' on structured finance transactions in emerging markets. One client praises the lawyers' 'availability, really fast response times and excellent industry knowledge'. The firm has a large network of offices around the world, on which the London office draws for deep sector expertise and local market knowledge. Its track record in Africa goes back more than¬†50 years, though it also focuses heavily on the Middle East,¬†Russia and the CIS for banking and finance transactions. The firm's respected¬†Islamic finance practice frequently handles sukuks and other shari'ah-compliant structures. Capital markets is its key area of work in emerging markets, though it also handles¬†energy projects, and trade and project finance transactions. Its highlights deals from 2017 included acting for Lithuanian energy company Lietuvos Energija on its ‚ā¨300m green bond offering under its EMTN programme. This was the first international green bond issues in the CEE region, and¬†DCM specialists¬†Nick Hayday¬†and¬†David Cohen¬†¬†led the transaction.¬†Celia Gardiner¬†is a leading light in structured trade and commodity finance and one client describes her as 'very strong at simplifying complicated matters, and very clear and persuasive in her explanations'. She advised¬†Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on a $1.3bn pre-export finance facility for the Ghana Cocoa Board.¬†Paul Holland¬†leads the London banking practice and is a core member of the Islamic finance group.¬†US securities partner Cameron Half¬†handles high-profile debt and equity transactions.¬†Also recommended are¬†international oil, gas and power sector expert Danielle Beggs, infrastructure partner Dominic Spacie, energy sector finance expert Tim Pipe, and syndicated loan practice head Isaac Felberbaum.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

The sizeable global oil and gas practice at Dentons has a historic strength in emerging markets such as Africa, South America and the Middle East and recently bolstered its domestic presence through its merger with Scottish firm Maclay, Murray & Spens. Danielle Beggs and David Tennant - who jointly head the UK team - recently acted for the trading arm of a major gas producer in its entry into a gas sales and terminal agreement for the largest greenfield LNG-to-power project in Africa, and Alistair Black advised Pertamina on its first joint venture agreement with Rosneft to develop the new Tuban refining and petrochemical complex in East Java. Other key names include James Dallas who recently assisted the Government of Mozambique with the development of LNG export projects, and Charles Wood who has strong experience in regulatory mandates and upstream commercial issues. Among the firm's many recent new clients feature Vitol, Gazprom Neft and Cadent Gas.

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