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Adam Dann

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner HRO

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Projects, energy and infrastructure.


Partner in the Project Finance team, head of Energy practices and head of Finance Department. He has extensive experience in the energy and oil and gas industries and spent five years as the legal manager of an independent oil and gas company during the 1990s. He provides advice on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, asset trading, joint ventures, project and corporate finance (including RBLs), oil and gas processing and transportation and product sale and supply agreements. Adam has experience with unitisations and all manner of oil and gas commercial arrangements.


Trained Nabarro Nathanson; lawyer Nabarro Nathanson; legal manager Hardy Oil & Gas plc and British Borneo Oil Gas Plc; partner Dewey Ballantine; partner Berwin Leighton Paisner 2006.




University College School, Hampstead; University of Manchester; College of Law, Lancaster Gate, London.



London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

The newly formed Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP fields an enhanced offering following the merger of the two entities and the recruitment of George Burn from Vinson & Elkins RLLP as global head of the international arbitration group. Alexander Keepin advised SDX Energy on its acquisition of a portfolio of oil and gas production and exploration assets in Egypt and Morocco from the administrators of one of Circle Oil's subsidiaries, and assisted the AIM-listed Pantheon with its $12.5m placing to accelerate its drilling activities in key areas. Peel Hunt instructed the group to oversee the readmission to the AIM of Serica Energy with regards to its proposed acquisition of certain North Sea assets from BP, and Adam Dann continues to represent a state-owned in certain aspects of the development and potential marketing of its offshore oil and gas potential.

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Power (including electricity and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity and renewables)

The 'easy to work with' and 'competent' power team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is recommended by clients for energy-from-waste projects especially with regards to the contractual and construction aspects. The firm acts for clients such as National Grid, Ancala and major retailers in matters across the energy supply chain under the leadership of Adam Dann . Recently, Dann and Kiran Arora advised EDFES - a joint venture between EDF and Dalkia - on its acquisition of Imtech from Endless, and Mark Richards is currently assisting the University of Cambridge with all aspects of utility provision at the North West Cambridge Development. Ed Coulson and Andrew Hockley continue to represent National Grid and Scottish Power in their respective claims for damages arising from alleged overcharges paid for the purchase of high voltage power cables following the EU's 2014 cartel decision. The firm's energy disputes practice is spearheaded by Segun Osuntokun while Christian Drage specialises in planning issues.

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London: Public sector

Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Within: Infrastructure (parliamentary)

Headed by Partners Mark Richards and Adam Dann, the infrastructure team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP  assists a broad range of clients  across the transport and infrastructure industries including aviation, rail, road and shipping. Others to note include Deborah Greenwood and Christian Drage .

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