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Slaughter and May

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Hywel is a partner who has advised on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. He has particular experience in public and private M&A, joint ventures and equity financings as well as infrastructure, energy and natural resources matters.


Trained at Slaughter and May; qualified  in 1996; partner 2003.


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

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

(Leading individuals)

Hywel DaviesSlaughter and May

The infrastructure, energy and natural resources team at Slaughter and May offers clients ‘unmatched excellence in M&A matters and in the strategic elements of negotiating a deal’. The practice has a strong focus on corporate M&A matters and acts for large integrated energy groups, oil and gas majors, smaller listed independents, services companies and financial institutions on upstream, midstream, and downstream projects. Hywel Davies heads the team and is well versed in both public and private M&A and joint ventures in the oil and gas sector. Steven Galbraith is a name to note for international projects and project finance matters.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure

(Leading individuals: Corporate and M&A)

Hywel DaviesSlaughter and May

Slaughter and May offers clients ‘exceptional strength in depth’ and has broad expertise in the infrastructure sector, handling a large number of cross-border corporate M&A deals pertaining to the energy industry. It also handles infrastructure assets, digital infrastructure, and transport and logistics infrastructure mandates across the globe. Michael Corbett and Hywel Davies jointly lead the practice, with Corbett advising on corporate finance matters, as well as public and private M&A. Davies is another key corporate practitioner who is experienced in large portfolio transactions across Europe. Azadeh Nassiri is a notable name for project financing work, while Richard Todd handles projects work, including joint ventures, and construction, operation and maintenance matters.

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

Slaughter and May acts on all aspects of UK and international energy and infrastructure projects including offshore wind, biomass, renewables, gas-fired plants and nuclear power. The team advises on  regulatory reform and applies market knowledge on financings and M&A. Hywel Davies  has particular experience in public and private M&A and co-heads the practice with Michael Corbett  who is well-versed in corporate finance and company advisory matters. Richard Todd  focuses on alternative energy matters while Oliver Moir  handles the full spectrum of project issues. Azadeh Nassiri  is a key practitioner in the team.