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Mark Russell

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Projects, Energy and Infrastructure


Mark advises a wide range of sponsors, financial institutions and trading houses on some of their most complex, sensitive and/or high-profile transactions.

He has a particular expertise, across 35 countries (including 20 in Africa), in:

 major energy infrastructure development and financing transactions;

  • joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals in the energy sector; /LI>
  • energy trading arrangements and related financing structures; and
  • commercial contracts across the full energy value chain.
Recent key deals of significance include advising:

Eni on the development and financing of its floating and onshore LNG projects in Mozambique, and related joint venture and M&A transactions;

  • Tullow on the development of its upstream oil interests in Kenya and Uganda;
  • Black Rhino Group on the development and financing of a cross-border product import pipeline in Ethiopia and Djibouti;
  • Essar on its inventory management and financing arrangements in respect of the Stanlow Refinery in the UK;
  • GDF Suez on its participation in the NuGen nuclear power project in the UK;
  • Total on the development of the Shtokman LNG project in Russia;
  • the White Rose consortium (Alstom, BOC/Linde and Drax) on the development of its power generation with carbon capture and storage project in the UK;
  • the sponsors on the development of the 500MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in the UK; and
  • lBP on its global hydrocarbon and metals trading arrangements with INEOS


2015 - Partner, Linklaters
2009 - 2015 Managing Associate, Linklaters
2005 - 2009 Associate, Linklaters
2003 - 2005 Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters (London and Moscow)




Solicitor of the Supreme/Senior Court(s) of England and Wales


2001 - 2002 Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Oxford
1997 - 2001 Trinity College Dublin, LL.B (Hons)

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