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Slaughter and May

Living Wage
ONE BUNHILL ROW, LONDON, EC1Y 8YY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7090 5000
DX:
11 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Web:
www.slaughterandmay.com
Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Steven Galbraith

Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Email:
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Company/commercial.

Position

Partner specialising in general finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, infrastructure, and energy and project finance.

Career

Qualified New Zealand; admitted in UK in 1991; partner Slaughter and May 1996; Singapore office 1998-2002.

Education

St Andrew’s College; University of Canterbury, New Zealand (LLB Hons).


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

Known for its excellent client base and high-value mandates,¬†Slaughter and May's 'hugely responsive, extremely commercial' team 'takes complex problems, devours them and produces an answer'. It primarily advises issuers on equity capital markets matters, from germination to IPOs and post-listing work. Real estate, financial services and oil and gas have been especially busy sectors recently;¬†Susannah Macknay¬†and¬†Jeff Twentyman¬†acted for Glenveagh Properties on its ¬£550m IPO on the ISE and the LSE, and Macknay ‚Äď along with¬†Steven Galbraith¬†and¬†Richard Smith ‚Äď assisted Kosmos Energy with its secondary listing on the LSE.¬†David Johnson¬†is 'brilliant for straightforward, pithy advice'; he and the 'focused, upbeat'¬†Sally Wokes¬†acted for Segro on a ¬£573m rights issuance. Other clients of the 'exceptionally good' practice¬†include Ultra Electronics Holdings, Atlas Mara and HomeServe. The 'bright, incisive'¬†Nilufer Von Bismarck¬†heads the department.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Slaughter and May 's oil and gas offering is particularly strong in corporate transactions and financing mandates. Steven Galbraith and Hywel Davies are the main names to note; they are currently leading the advice to Aker Energy with regards to its acquisition of Hess' interests in Ghana, and recently acted for Maersk in the competition and energy law aspects of the $8.1bn sale of Maersk Oil to Total.

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