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Bracewell (UK) LLP

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Senior Partner


Managing partner of Bracewell’s London office, Mr. Fox has more than 35 years of experience as an energy finance lawyer. He focuses on the upstream sector and has advised on more than 150 Reserve Based Lending (RBL) financings, as well as numerous other financings in the wider energy sector.


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Education London University, Queen Mary and Westfield College, LL.B., 1984; College of Law, London, L.P.C., 1985.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Jason FoxBracewell (UK) LLP

The oil and gas team at Bracewell (UK) LLP is very experienced and active in emerging markets, such as Africa and the Middle East, and also handles projects in the UK and continental Europe. It acts for high-profile international clients on financings, acquisitions and project development. Practice head Jason Fox is an energy finance lawyer with over 35 years’ experience in the industry and a focus on upstream transactions. Adam Blythe advises on deals in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors, and also handles commercial matters. Olivia Caddy is a name to note for debt financing work and Ben James advises on the development, sale, purchase and financing of oil and gas assets. Ronen Lazarovitch joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in March 2021.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

(Leading individuals)

Jason FoxBracewell (UK) LLP

Bracewell (UK) LLP ‘has a unique combination of deep knowledge of the main legal challenges of emerging markets, negotiation skills and the ability to implement solutions that address exactly the client’s concern‘. Since opening its London office in 2013, the firm has attracted more than 100 clients from the energy sector, on which it is exclusively focused. It is a leading adviser on financings, acquisitions and project developments in the oil and gas industry, though it is increasingly prominent in deals concerning wind, solar, battery storage and carbon capture projects. Jason Fox leads the practice and acted for Africa Oil Corp. on the refinancing of its existing $160m term facility with BTG Pactual to finance the acquisition of an interest in Prime Oil & Gas from Petrobras. Up-and-coming partners Oliver Irwin and Eimear Murphy are recommended for cross-border financings and upstream oil and gas transactions respectively. Olivia Caddy and Tom Jamieson also has extensive project development and finance experience in the energy sector. Energy partner Adam Blythe is ‘extremely knowledgeable and can identify the best legal instrument to address the challenges of the transactions‘.

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

Bracewell (UK) LLP, overseen by managing partner Jason Fox  , focuses on emerging economies such as those in Africa and the Middle East with an excellent reputation in financings, acquisitions and project developments. Recent highlights include representing Eni on its acquisition of an offshore wind farm project from Equinor and SSE. Tracy London  focuses on negotiating procurement and construction contracts while Oliver Irwin  advises lenders and sponsors on the development of cross-border projects. Tom Jamieson has extensive project finance experience while Gordon Stewart advises financial investors.

London > Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Exclusively focused on handling energy-related financings, including in an M&A and projects perspective, Bracewell (UK) LLP is ‘able to leverage deep market knowledge to guide the commercial decisions and provide bespoke solutions’ to lenders and borrowers relating to transactions in developed and emerging markets. Under the leadership of Jason Fox, the firm remains best-known for its oil and gas financing expertise, including advice on upstream reserve based financing transactions. However, it has successfully pivoted to reflect its clients’ needs to handle a considerable amount of renewables mandates. Well-versed at advising on multi-sourced project financings, Oliver Irwin provides ‘very sound and reliable advice’ to lenders and sponsors on complex and often first-of-kind financings in the energy sector.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure

Bracewell (UK) LLP  advises on financing and corporate work in the energy sector, with the London team often acting in collaboration with lawyers in its international network on cross-border mandates. Jason Fox heads the practice, which includes Oliver Irwin and Ro Lazarovitch, who joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in March 2021.