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Mr. Blythe focuses on oil and gas related transactions. He has experience working on mergers and acquisitions, project development, joint venturing and other commercial arrangements in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. He has particular experience in African and gas commercialisation transactions.


Association of International Petroleum Negotiators


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; University of Nottingham, LL.B., 2003; Nottingham Law School, L.P.C.; 2005.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

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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‘.