Ben James > Bracewell (UK) LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Energy

Position

Partner

Career

Mr. James is an energy lawyer with a particular focus on the oil and gas sector. He has advised clients on the development, sale, purchase and financing of oil and gas assets across the value chain, from wellhead to market. Mr. James has particular experience in relation to African transactions, having advised on deals in more than 25 jurisdictions across the continent.

Education

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Legal Practice Course, 2002; University of Cambridge, England, B.A., Honours in Law, 2001; University of Poitiers, France, Legal Diploma, 2000.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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.