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Candice Chapman

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Candice is a partner in the corporate department. She specialises in public and private mergers and acquisitions (especially multi-jurisdictional and portfolio acquisitions) and joint ventures. She has a strong focus on the energy and financial institutions sectors, but advises on transactions across the full range of business sectors. Clients include: World Fuel Services – advising on its acquisition of Watson Petroleum Limited; Hatfield Colliery – advising Hatfield colliery of the disposal of its business; Hargreaves – advising Hargreaves on its acquisition of certain business and assets of Scottish Coal; KPMG – advising Aardvark TMC Limited and its liquidators on the sale of its surface coal mining business; Petronas – advising on its acquisition of a significant minority share in a Macquarie-led consortium; PricewaterhouseCoopers – advising the administrators of Petroplus Refining & Marketing Limited and Petroplus Refining Teesside Limited; Total – advising on the auction sale of Total UK’s marketing business in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man; the sale of its interest in the Milford Haven Oil Refinery to MurcoTotal; the strategic acquisition of Exxon-Mobil’s downstream assets in 14 African countries; Datacash – advising on its acquisition by MasterCard pursuant to the Takeover Code regulated scheme of arrangement; Manchester City plc – advising the board on its recommended public takeover by UK Sports Investments Limited.


Trained SNR Denton (formerly Wilde Sapte), qualified 2000, senior lawyer 2000-05, partner SNR Denton (formerly Denton Wilde Sapte) 2005-13; partner Dentons (formerly SNR Denton) 2013-present. Publications of note: “Top Model: Choosing the right mobile banking model”, Mobile Business Magazine, 2009.




Law Society of England and Wales.


University Of Warwick (LLB Hons 1996); Bordeaux University (1995, exchange year); Nottingham Trent University (LPC 1997).


Reading, travelling, swimming and diving.

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Power (including electricity and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity and renewables)

Dentons is one client's 'go-to choice for financing mandates' and fields a 'huge team' which impresses through its 'excellent service, thoroughness and willingness to go the extra mile'. With a particular strength in the solar power space, the group continues to advise a leading international solar farm developers on its strategic partnership with an operator to accelerate the client's expansion overseas through the acquisition of assets across Europe; practice co-head Charles July also acted for Statoil in its first solar project development. Lucille De Silva teamed up with Candice Chapman to handle the acquisition of shareholding in UK renewable companies for a leading Asian utility provider, and the IFC appointed the group to oversee the implementation of its Scaling Solar Program in Ethiopia to support the local power utility in the selection of private sector partners to deliver 250MW of solar PV projects. The firm recently completed its merger with Maclay, Murray & Spens which significantly bolstered the firm's presence in the small to mid-scale projects space - particularly regarding onshore wind, hydroelectricity and combined heat and power generation - and in terms of energy regulation.

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