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Bracewell (UK) LLP
TOWER 42
25 OLD BROAD STREET
LONDON
EC2N 1HQ
England

Work Department

Finance

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Managing partner of Bracewell’s London office, Mr. Fox has 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.

Education

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

Bracewell (UK) LLP has an excellent track record working across emerging markets in Africa and the Middle East on high-value financing mandates and acquisitions. The group is overseen by Jason Fox and has vast expertise across the oil and gas space. Eimear Murphy and Olivia Caddy are experienced transactional lawyers advising both lenders and borrowers on cross-border deals; Adam Blythe is noted for gas commercialisation matters and Nina Howell is the contact for LNG work. On the energy disputes side, John Gilbert is the name to note. The team has been expanding its expertise in recent months. Ronen Lazarovitch joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP , while Alistair Calvert joined the firm’s energy disputes team in November 2020 as a partner from Pinsent Masons LLP. He focuses on disputes related to oil and gas exploration. Ben James is also recommended and has particular experience of African transactions.

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

US firm Bracewell (UK) LLP has a proven track record of acting in emerging markets, with strength in large Middle Eastern project financing deals, where the team is advising on a 800MW solar plant project, the first of its size in Qatar. Overseen by managing partner Jason Fox, the core practice group includes construction specialist Tracy London and Oliver Irwin, who advises both lenders and sponsors on international projects. Offshore wind projects and UK-wide battery storage work are other areas of focus. The team has recently ramped up its renewable energy offering by recruiting three Clifford Chance LLP associates as partners – Tom Jamieson, Gordon Stewart and Jo En Low all have considerable expertise of energy transactions across the EMEA region.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure

Bracewell (UK) LLP is recommended by clients as a ‘global leader in project finance, export credit agency-backed deals, restructuring and general corporate work‘. Cross-border work is a strength given the firm’s US heritage and it’s particularly strong in the energy space, notably the key areas of renewables, solar and oil and gas. In addition to its energy work, the practice has experience advising on utilities. Energy and finance expert Jason Fox leads a team that includes Oliver Irwin, who advises lenders and sponsors on the development and financing of cross-border projects.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

(Leading individuals)

Jason FoxBracewell (UK) LLP

Bracewell (UK) LLP ‘punches above its weight on the energy side’ and is unique in being the only international firm in London that is focused purely on the energy industry. Much of the firm’s work derives from emerging economies in Africa and the Middle East, and it counts Premier Oil, Savannah Energy and Petrogas E&P among its clients for major projects. The majority of its work relates to oil and gas projects, though it is increasingly involved in renewable energy projects. It recently advised a Marubeni and Total Solar consortium on the development and financing of the 800MW Al Kharsaah Solar IPP in Qatar. Jason Fox leads the practice, which has recently recruited heavily to round out its offering. In early 2021, Ronen Lazarovitch, who advises on energy and infrastructure projects in EMEA, joined from  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Furthermore, Tom Jamieson, Jo En Low and Gordon Stewart joined from Clifford Chance LLP to build on the firm’s expertise in renewable energy and power matters, while Alistair Calvert from Pinsent Masons LLP added to the firm’s energy disputes team. Emerging talent Eimear Murphy is now a partner.

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

Very knowledgeable and well-connected‘ in the energy sector, Bracewell (UK) LLP‘s six-partner finance team regularly handles syndicated lending work, primarily in the context of its representation of oil and gas companies. Although the firm has also become increasingly active in the renewables space, in part reflecting the changing focus of traditional oil and gas companies, it remains undoubtedly best-known for its work advising on complex cross-border deals in the upstream oil and gas space. Within this context, team head Jason Fox has forged a particularly strong reputation for lenders providing reserve based lending facilities to upstream exploration and production companies.