Olivia Caddy > Bracewell (UK) LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bracewell (UK) LLP
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Ms. Caddy has been working as an energy finance lawyer for over 15 years, advising banks, financial institutions, private equity funds and E&P independents on upstream debt financings and restructurings. Her experience spreads from traditional corporate syndicated commercial bank lending, pre-payments, acquisition financings to, more particularly, reserve-based lending. Ms. Caddy advises on multi-jurisdictional transactions across Europe, North America, Asia and Africa where, as a native French speaker, she fits in naturally on projects in Francophone Africa.


English, French


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales;College of Law, UK, L.P.C. –  2001 with commendation; College of Law, UK, C.P.E., 2000; Kings’ College, UK, LL.M., International Business Law, 1999 – with merit; Université Jean Moulin Lyon Ill, France, Master in Private Law, 1993 -1998.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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

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‘.