Keith Bottomley > PwC LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate; Oil & Gas.


Keith is a Director and leads the UK Oil and Gas Group. He specialises in English corporate law with a focus on private company M&A, private equity, joint ventures and corporate restructuring projects.

Keith has over 15 years’ experience advising clients on global M&A transactions and restructuring projects in the Energy and Oil & Gas sector, both on the UKCS and in the CIS (predominantly Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan). He has advised energy market participants on all aspects of the subsoil use licence regime in these various jurisdictions.

Secondments to ExxonMobil and BP have developed Keith’s deep understanding of the corporate and commercial legal needs of clients in this sector, and he was instrumental in PwC’s recent BP panel appointment.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > International business reorganisations

Under the joint leadership of the ‘commercial, pragmatic and always availableGeorgie Blyth and Cynthia Chan, who provides ‘innovative, technically robust and practical solutions‘, PwC LLP‘s dedicated international business reorganisations department handles complex multi-jurisdictional projects for a high-profile client roster, which includes BP, Tesco and Fujitsu. The group’s work encompasses pre-deal carve outs, post-deal integrations, restructurings, supply chain transformations, cash repatriation issues and business transfers. Kevin King is the key contact for financial services clients, Tom Lewis focuses on the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors, Keith Bottomley specialises in energy-related mandates, and Latika Sharma leads the IP and operating model element of the practice. Laura Freestone is also recommended for entity simplification projects, while senior corporate lawyer Harry Wilkins focuses on pre-deal carve-outs and post-deal integrations.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP advises a range of owner-managed businesses, high-net-worth entrepreneurs and listed companies on low to mid-market private M&A transactions. The firm has been increasingly engaged on cross-border deals for clients in a diverse range of sectors including the technology, construction, infrastructure and energy industries. Practice head Thomas Colmer is particularly noted for his substantial experience in software, life sciences and fintech mandates. Keith Bottomley leads the increasingly active energy practice, while Dan Barrett-Nembhard regularly works on transactions and fundraising activities. Shirley Brookes retired in May 2020.