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Slaughter and May

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Corporate/Real Estate/IEN


Partner and member of the firm’s infrastructure, energy and natural resources practice. He specialises in the engineering, construction and operation and maintenance aspects of major international and domestic projects, with a particular focus on energy. He is also an active member of the firm’s Commercial Contracts advisory team.


Joined Slaughter and May 2004. Partner since 2016.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

The ‘top-notchSlaughter and May advises on strategic, high-value, high-risk and complex commercial contracts. The practice includes specialists in competition, corporate and real estate law, and the multi-disciplinary team is ‘responsive, knowledgeable and commercial, and works in a very collaborative fashion’. Duncan Blaikie advises clients on the creation and negotiation of a range of commercial contracts across the areas of IP, technology, pharmaceuticals, sports and financial services. He co-leads the practice with Richard Todd, who specialises in major international and domestic projects. They can call on the expertise of IP/IT expert Rob Sumroy, who focuses on technology and outsourcing; the ‘very capable and competentSusie Middlemiss, who acts in litigation and commercial contract matters related to IP; and David Ives, who is particularly notable in the retail and technology sectors. The group is advising GSK on the divestment of Horlicks and other consumer healthcare nutrition brands to Unilever and the merger of GSK Consumer Healthcare Limited with Hindustan Unilever Limited.

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

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.