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Bracewell (UK) LLP


Ms. Murphy is a transactional lawyer with over 10 years of experience advising clients in the upstream oil and gas financing market. She has advised borrowers, banks and international financial institutions on reserve-based lending, acquisition finance and syndicated lending. Eimear has experience advising on cross-border transactions in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, including several acquisition and bid processes in the upstream market.


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; University College Dublin, BBLS, 2004 – with distinction; London School of Economics, LL.M., 2006 – with distinction; BPP Law School, UK, L.P.C., 2008 – with distinction.

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London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Eimear MurphyBracewell (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 > 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 , while 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.