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Bracewell (UK) LLP

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Ms. Murphy is a transactional lawyer with over 12 years of experience advising clients in the upstream oil and gas financing market. She has advised borrowers, banks, traders and international financial institutions on reserve based lending, acquisition finance, prepayment financings and syndicated lending. Ms. Murphy 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.


BPP Law School, UK, L.P.C., 2008 (with distinction); London School of Economics, LL.M., 2006 (with distinction); University College Dublin, BBLS, 2004 (with distinction)

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London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Eimear MurphyBracewell (UK) LLP

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‘.