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Slaughter and May

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Partner specialising in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity, energy and general corporate/commercial work.


Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 1996; partner 2003.


Manchester Grammar School; Girton College, Cambridge (Modern Languages).

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

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Hywel Davies

Slaughter and May

Some of Slaughter and May‘s most notable recent work in the oil and gas sector includes advising Ensco on its proposed $12bn merger with Rowan, and assisting Maersk Oil with its $8.1bn acquisition by Total. Along with high-value, strategic corporate transactions, the team also handles high-profile and ‘bet the farm’ disputes pertaining to commercial contracts, international arbitration enforcement and allegations of corruption and white-collar law breaches. Hywel Davies, who is described by clients as ‘one of the top two or three commercial lawyers in the City‘, leads the practice.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

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Hywel Davies

Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May has a strong track record in infrastructure projects and transactions, where the team is involved on an international level in a variety of fields, including renewable energy, electricity storage, oil and gas pipeline and airports, among others. Michael Corbett, together with Hywel Davies, heads up the infrastructure, energy and natural resources practice; he has considerable experience in the corporate and corporate finance matters, including equity and debt capital markets. Richard Todd specialises in the project aspects of international energy and infrastructure projects. Given the firm’s corporate strength, the team is frequently called in to advise on infrastructure-related sales and acquisitions.