Sarah Shaw > Hogan Lovells International LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

Corporate Transactional




Sarah is a seasoned M&A practitioner with an impressive range of experience advising on private acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, restructurings, and business transfers. 

Sarah’s clients include a wide range of corporates, private equity funds, DFIs, and infrastructure funds, whom she advises on their most complex and high-profile transactions. 

Sarah is co-head of our Energy & Natural Resources group and a member of our M&A leadership team. She has experience across a number of sectors including, in particular, oil and gas, power, renewable energy, infrastructure,


Her practice is international and includes a particular focus on Africa and other emerging markets, where she has acted on some of the most significant platform M&A transactions in the energy sector in recent years.

Sarah is commended by clients for her user-friendly approach and ability to combine technical excellence with commercial, pragmatic advice.


English, German, and French


Master, University of Cambridge

Legal Practice Course

Diploma, BPP University Law School

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Water

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s multi-faceted energy and natural resources group provides clients with a full service offering, covering issues from project financing to regulatory matters. It also advises clients on international water project development and transactions. Charles Ford leads the team and assists a number of national clients with regulatory, project finance and structuring matters. Joint team head Sarah Shaw is an M&A specialist. Julian Craughan is recommended for structured finance and capital market transactions, both domestically and across Europe.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

Hogan Lovells International LLP fields a large oil and gas team which operates from 40 offices and multiple jurisdictions worldwide. The practice has a strong track record in emerging markets and advises on corporate matters, disputes and provides preventative advice in relation to corruption. Ben Sulaiman heads the team alongside Sarah Shaw; Sulaiman acts for large multinational oil and gas companies on transactional and regulatory matters; Shaw is a veteran M&A practitioner experienced in upstream, midstream and downstream projects. Ben Hornan is a key name for disputes and has considerable experience in the Russian and CIS markets, while associate Amy Cleaves is recommended for transactional and financing work.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

(Next Generation Partners)

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London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

(Next Generation Partners)

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Roundly praised by a diverse lineup of blue-chip clients, the ‘high-calibre’ corporate practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP leverages its significant transatlantic expertise to advise on a range of big-ticket, cross-border deals. Under the leadership of Patrick Sarch – whose personal recent engagements include billion-dollar investment transactions in the fintech space – the team advises on high-value transactions for clients in the retail, tech, media, real estate, and financial services sectors. Sarah Shaw, who co-chairs the firm’s energy and natural resources sector group, routinely helms multi-jurisdictional matters for various key industry players throughout Europe and the Far East. The ‘meticulous’ Jonathan Russell specialises in cross-border financial services and insurance M&A, while Tom Brassington is comparably well regarded for his capabilities in the life sciences and healthcare arenas. The ‘dedicated, nimble, and proactiveJohn Connell is recommended for his adeptness in financial services deals. Ben Higson left the practice in November 2022.