Firm Profile > Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP > London, England

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP
107 CHEAPSIDE
LONDON
EC2V 6DN
England

Venture capital Tier 1

Involved in a huge volume of deals as a result of its 'market-leading' company side offering as well as a thriving practice for fund clients, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP is able to impart 'highly commercial' advice. With numerous US-qualified practitioners and an ability to tap into the expertise of the firm's Silicon Valley office, the team excels at advising on mandates with a transatlantic angle and, as well as being able to seamlessly help clients execute a 'Delaware flip' procedure, it is also well-placed to undertake exit strategies via the US capital markets. US-qualified team head Chris Grew is active in transatlantic work and also has an excellent understanding of the European venture capital ecosystem, as a result of many years' experience assisting entrepreneurs and investors across hi-tech mandates. The 'versatile and highly knowledgeableShawn Atkinson is very adept at handling cross-border transactions, while the 'exceptionally knowledgeableYlan Steiner acts for investors on the later stages of the funding process. Recently promoted partner Jamie Moore  has developed a strong reputation for advising on investments into fintech and AI, while senior associate Janine Suttie has a balanced offering for investors and start-ups, advising on UK and international transactions.

Practice head(s):

Chris Grew

Other key lawyers:

Ylan Steiner; Shawn Atkinson; Jamie Moore; Janine Suttie; Stephen Tallon

Testimonials

They are highly knowledgeable on the commercial side and trends in the VC field.’

Very strong on venture capital, with a lot of experience to draw on, and very efficient on execution.’

Ylan Steiner is an exceptionally knowledgeable counsel – he helped guide me through a number of challenges around our fundraise with ease, speed and clarity.’

Shawn Atkinson is a great partner for us; a trusted adviser who helps us work on deals across Europe. Shawn is flexible, versatile, highly knowledgeable and always available to assist.’

Shawn Atkinson has immense knowledge on the commercials of VC deals and can advise not only on the legal side but is also very valuable when providing feedback on the commercials.’

Key clients

Secondmind Limited

PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Lilium

Vitruvian Partners

Graphcore

Kinnevik

Vostok Emerging Finance

Revolut

ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund

Atomico Management Ltd.

Piper Private Equity

Amadeus Capital Partners

Sprints Capital

EQT Ventures

Goodwater Capital

Coatue Management

Griffin Financial

Vyne Technologies

Imagine Mortgages

Immense Simulations Ltd

Bamboo Systems

PolSource Inc.

Oxx Ltd.

Scalapay Ltd

Oil and gas Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP’s oil and gas practice continues to go from strength to strength and has a deep bench of experts across natural resources and the energy infrastructure space. Jointly managed by project finance lawyer Evan Stergoulis and John Deacon, the team handles large-scale capital markets transactions, complex disputes and acquisitions. Ed Lukins advises oil and gas companies across AIM and the main market, whilst Edward Humphries focuses on the European and Asian markets. On the commercial arbitration side, Mark Beeley and James Hargrove are the names to note, and focus on international disputes, particularly across Russia and the CIS. Transactional partners Simon Alsey and Ravinder Sandhu are recommended, as is associate Rebecca Downes .

Practice head(s):

Evan Stergoulis; John Deacon

Other key lawyers:

Ed Lukins; Rebecca Downes; Ravinder Sandhu; Mark Beeley; James Hargrove; Edward Humphries; Simon Alsey; Hannah Roscoe

Testimonials

‘Mark Beeley is our go-to litigator. Very responsive and understands our business very well.’

‘Mark Beeley and the team have a good understanding of energy and natural resources. Also, considering they were working for a client (and with lawyers) in a different jurisdiction, they ensured that the objectives of the client were met and had a prompt turnaround time in preparing and updating documentation. The Orrick team was also readily available for strategy sessions at all times, despite the time difference, and provided strategic input at such discussions.’

‘Very pleased with the service received from the Orrick team.’

‘In comparison to other lawyers we have dealt with in the UK, we find that the lawyers at Orrick have a sound understanding of the energy and natural resources practice area. They are efficient, client-responsive with their work and always provide strategic input to meet the client’s objectives.’

Key clients

Centrica Energy

Commercial Metals Company (CMC)

Conrad Energy

Energiekontor

ENGIE Global Markets

Enviva

EP UK Investments Limited

IPM Energy Trading Limited (now ENGIE UK Markets Limited)

JP Morgan

Mercuria Energy Group

MET International AG

Microsoft

Mitsui Bussan Commodities Ltd

Ørsted

Petroineos Trading Limited

Px Limited

Respira International Limited

Rockrose Energy

SOCAR Trading SA

Storengy UK Limited

Trailstone UK Limited

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP’s renewable energy practice group ‘is amongst the best in the industry’ and has the firepower to seamlessly handle complex financing transactions, sales of transmission assets and joint ventures. Jointly managed by John Deacon and Evan Stergoulis, the group has strength in the domestic and international offshore wind sector; recent highlights have included advising on the project financing of the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind project off the coast of Taiwan, which is being developed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. The practice has continued to build on the back of its acquisition of an energy and infra team from Watson Farley & Williams LLP in early 2020; of that group, Ravinder Sandhu is a key contact for renewable energy projects (including offshore wind, biomass and solar) while Simon Alsey focuses on large M&A mandates. Hannah Roscoe’s practice spans renewable energy, nuclear, and conventional power. At the associate level, Oliver Sikora advises on cross-border financings, particularly in the Asian markets.

Practice head(s):

Evan Stergoulis; John Deacon

Other key lawyers:

Ravinder Sandhu; Simon Alsey; Hannah Roscoe; Oliver Sikora; Adam Smith

Testimonials

‘The team is very strong, experienced and skilled within the energy and renewables sector and understands all respects of developing, constructing and operating energy and renewables assets as well as the investment, financing and M&A aspects of the asset class. The combination of these skills are unique and add not only superior legal advice and expertise, but is also value adding from a commercial and financial perspective. In addition, the team is very service minded and flexible and delivers always within agreed deadlines.’

‘Hannah Roscoe is the standout partner in the team – we have worked with her a long time and she continues to provide timely, commercially astute and reasonable advice across the energy, M&A and financing arenas.’

‘Ravinder Sandhu is the stand out partner for me, however, Evan Stergoulis and Simon Alsey are top quality as well. Ravinder’s stand out quality is output.  She works at a furious pace that results in documents being turned around in unexpectedly quick times with high quality results.’

‘Simon Alsey and Ravinder Sandhu are hardworking, detail-oriented though pragmatic, enthusiastic and fun to work with. Feels like colleagues in a team which makes the cooperation a pleasure.’

Evan Stergoulis has a deep knowledge of, and is very well respected in, the renewables industry. He is both technically excellent as a lawyer and has an extremely impressive commercial understanding of the business of this sector. Evan is able to draw on both skillsets to provide advice that is relevant to the needs of his clients.’

‘Simon Alsey is an extremely safe pair of hands and a pleasure to work with. He is rigorous in his approach, at ease with complex transactions, yet also able to provide focused and digestible advice to help the client make sense of it all.’

‘Outstanding commitment to the tasks and results.’

‘Balanced and considered viewpoint, with a pragmatic approach always.’

Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Atradius Dutch State Business N.V.

Banco Santander, S.A.

Bioenergy Infrastructure Group

BlackRock Renewable Power Group

Bluefield Solar Income Fund (Bluefield)

Centrica Energy

Conrad Energy Limited

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Crédit Agricole CIB

CTBC Bank Co., Ltd

DBS Bank Ltd.

Deutsche Bank AG

EKF

Emirates Global Aluminium

EnergieKontor

ENGIE

Entie Commercial Bank

E.Sun Commercial Bank Ltd.

EP UK Investments

Future Earth Energy

GIEK

Glennmont Partners

HSBC

Hudson Clean Energy Partners

Infracapital

JP Morgan Asset Management / IIF

JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

KFW

KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

KGI Bank Xo, Ltd.

KSURE

Maple Power (JV between Enbridge and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board)

Microsoft

Mizuho Bank Ltd.

MUFG

Natixis

NextEnergy Solar Fund

Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)

Ørsted

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC)

RockRose Energy plc

Seacrest Capital Group Ltd

SMBC

Soci

Commercial litigation: mid-market Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP is a strong choice for high-stakes matters and its roster of clients includes high-net-worth individuals, multinational companies and nation states. Its work covers sectors such as finance, technology and innovation, and energy and infrastructure. Practice head Simon Willis focuses on commercial disputes (often involving financial and professional services institutions), contentious regulatory work and professional negligence cases. He works with Mark Beeley, who primarily focuses on international arbitration, but also maintains a cross-border disputes practice in the English courts. Marcus Holmstroem is an experienced senior associate. Amanda Voss and Adam Rizzo  recently made partners. Maria Frangeskides joined Addleshaw Goddard.

Practice head(s):

Simon Willis

Other key lawyers:

Mark Beeley; Amanda Voss; Adam Rizzo; Marcus Holmstroem

Testimonials

Very bright team, with an exceptional commitment to achieving the best result for the client.

Impressive subject matter experts – a very responsive and cohesive team.

Practical, sensible, sound judgement, down to earth, and lovely to work with.

Offers great clarity and confidence – they are very experienced and knowledgeable, as well as very effective communicators, personable, and able to change their style to fit the situation. A pleasure to work with.

Very strong – good client centricity and they know our business well.

Simon Willis is an outstanding litigation solicitor, and drives and controls his team very effectively.

Simon Willis really understands what we do.

Simon Willis is a big brain, combining both detailed legal and analytical ability with a clear focus on strategic issues.

Key clients

Ernst & Young

KPMG

Jasminder Singh (Edwardian Hotels)

Sunset Financials

Gianluigi Torzi

Connexin

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP provides ‘an excellent global perspective through a geographically and culturally diverse team’. The practice, which is strong on both contentious and non-contentious cyber and data protection matters, is led by Keily Blair, who is recommended for data privacy work and pre- and post-data breach counselling. Faraaz Samadi joined from Milbank in August 2020.

Practice head(s):

Keily Blair

Other key lawyers:

Faraaz Samadi

Testimonials

‘With their sound advice and expert counsel, everything went just as we expected or even better’.

‘Their professionalism in this field we believe is excellent and worth every dollar we spent’.

‘They provided us with around-the-clock service during those tough Covid-19 quarantine times and arranged teleconferences for us anytime we needed’.

‘Keily Blair has an outstanding command of the international legal landscape relating to data and security breach requirements’.

‘Keily Blair has exceptional business acumen and leadership strengths’.

‘Strong attention to collaboration with partner firms in jurisdictions where they do not have offices’. 

Key clients

Baidu, Inc

Xiaomi

Workday, Inc.

Deltek, Inc.

Juniper Networks

Technologies of Voice Interface Limited

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP is well regarded for its scope in the technology M&A space, where the team routinely handles sell-side instructions for a litany of fast-growth companies and more established businesses. Beyond tech, the team is also noted for its strengths in energy, infrastructure, media, and mining, regularly working on mid-market transactions for bluechip multinationals. Practice head Shawn Atkinson's international tech focus sees him leading on a range of cross-border deals. Newly promoted partner Katie Cotton frequently leads on cross-border deals involving high-profile tech companies and publishers. Senior associate Yolanda Yong is recommended for her renewable energy and infrastructure expertise.

Practice head(s):

Shawn Atkinson

Other key lawyers:

Katie Cotton; Yolanda Yong; Daniel Wayte

Testimonials

‘The team are incredibly knowledgeable, bringing a wealth of insight, expertise and pragmatism to deals. Their awareness of market trends, of issues, of approaches to deals and the approach of players within the market place is invaluable to navigating deal structures and paperwork.’

‘Shawn Atkinson is simply outstanding. Hugely talented, knowledgeable, down to earth, approachable and responsive. One you are glad to have on your side.’

‘The team is easy to work with and highly knowledgeable regarding the VC sector. Katie Cotton is unflappable, practical and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Strong team, very cohesive.’

‘Incredibly responsive and helpful. Orrick have been hugely supportive and really helped us grow our business.’

‘Responsive, great understanding of our market and our business.’

Key clients

Aptean, Inc.

Bioenergy Infrastructure Group

BlackRock

Bluefield

Canal+ Group

Carrefour SA

Cobra Resources

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Enerray S.p.A.

Infracapital

Michelin

NextEnergy

One Media iP Group

Panther Metals

Railsbank Technology

RockRose Energy

Suntory International Corp.

Swoop, Inc.

Walney Extension Limited

Derivatives and structured products Tier 4

The energy and infrastructure group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP is predominantly active in the commodity derivatives market, and clients describe 'an easily approachable and available team with a very commercial and practical approach'. Practice head Edward Humphries, who is 'excellent at identifying just what needs to be done, and at doing it efficiently', focuses on trading, structured trading, financing, regulation and M&A in relation to energy and other commodities, while Hannah Roscoe is an expert energy trade through power purchase agreements. They worked together to assist long-standing client ENGIE Global Markets with energy commodity trading agreements, including power, gas, carbon and weather trading matters.

Practice head(s):

Edward Humphries

Other key lawyers:

Hannah Roscoe

Testimonials

‘I have worked with Ed Humphries, particularly in relation to commodities/energy and carbon emission allowances. He is excellent at identifying just what needs to be done, and at doing it efficiently.’

‘I have worked with Ed Humphries. Apart from being charming, he is commercial, smart, and efficient. He is not formulaic. As a result, his legal work is just what you need, and not overdone.’

‘Very strong expertise in structured products and derivatives/regulation.’

‘Edward Humphries is a pleasure to work with.’

‘A very commercial and practical approach, an easily approachable and available team. A highly experienced team delivering a high level of work in time.’

Key clients

Centrica Energy

Commercial Metals Company (CMC)

Conrad Energy (client for 1 year)

Energiekontor (client for 11 years)

ENGIE Global Markets (client for 14 years)

Enviva

EP UK Investments Limited

Glennmont Partners

IPM Energy Trading Limited (now ENGIE UK Markets Limited) (client for 17 years)

JP Morgan (client for 7 years)

Mercuria Energy Group (client for 7 years)

MET International AG (client for 1 year)

Microsoft

Mitsui Bussan Commodities Ltd (client for 8 years)

Ørsted

Petroineos Trading Limited

Px Limited

Respira International Limited

Rockrose Energy

SOCAR Trading SA (client for 11 years)

Storengy UK Limited

Trailstone UK Limited (client for 4 years)

Fintech Tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP advises a range of investor clients on investments into fintech businesses, and it also acts for fintech companies on regulatory and transactional matters. Working closely with its colleagues in the US, the team is well-placed to handle transatlantic matters, including those concerning payments, ICOs, blockchain and crypto. Jacqui Hatfield, Chris Grew and Shawn Atkinson co-head the team. Marco Boldini, who joined from PwC LLP in 2020, splits his time between London and Milan.

Practice head(s):

Jacqui Hatfield; Chris Grew; Shawn Atkinson

Other key lawyers:

Marco Boldini

Testimonials

‘The team is very specialised, extremely responsive and well prepared.’

‘I strongly appreciate the knowledge of regulatory topics within different jurisdictions.’

‘Marco Boldini, despite his seniority, is always available and committed to ensure the highest quality of services.’               

‘Exceptional support and advice received from Chris Grew.’       

Key clients

OakNorth Bank Limited

Azimo

Baleen Capital

Bought By Many

Microsoft Corporation

Currency Cloud Group Limited

Cathay Capital Private Equity

Fidel Limited

Finverity Ltd

Oval Money Ltd

Vostok Emerging Finance Ltd.

Revolut

Kinnevik

MoneyFarm

Griffin Financial Technology Limited

Global Processing Services (UK) Limited

Imagine Mortgages

PayPal Holdings, Inc

Scalapay Limited

Shopify

Wirex

Railsbank

TransferGo

Thanks Ben Ltd.

Nerdwallet, Inc.

Ziglu

EU and competition Tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP  primarily advises large multinational companies from the energy, tech and financial services sectors, providing 'reliable and swift advice' on the merger control aspects of international M&A and other corporate transactions. Douglas Lahnborg is the sole partner in London and is experienced in all areas of competition law, frequently  representing clients before the EU commission and the CMA.

Practice head(s):

Douglas Lahnborg

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Rose

Testimonials

Orrick’s Competition Law team provides with reliable and swift advice.’

Matthew Rose provides quick and accurate advice, which is directly applicable to the company’s operations.’

Key clients

Telenor

Crane Co

FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile)

Workday

eBay

Microsoft

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

PayPal Holdings, Inc

Schlumberger Limited

Graphcore

XMOS

Ørsted

RingCentral

Bayer AG

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory Tier 5

The team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP is most known for its integration with the firm's stand-out technology practice, having made a name for itself in relation to fintech regulations. Led by Jacqui Hatfield, lawyers have expertise in issues such as e-payments and crowd funding, as well as regulatory issues facing wealth management and robo advice platforms. Associate Rebecca James is a core team member and has developed a specialism in cryptocurrency offerings, also an area of specialism for Hatfield. In March 2020, the group was joined by Marco Boldini from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, who splits his time between Milan (where he leads the Italian financial services regulatory practice) and London.

Practice head(s):

Jacqui Hatfield

Other key lawyers:

Marco Boldini; Rebecca James

Testimonials

Practical, super-responsive.’

The team is very specialised, extremely good at responding and well prepared. I strongly appreciate the knowledge of regulatory topics within different jurisdictions.’

Marco Boldini, despite his seniority, is always available and committed to ensure the highest quality of services.

Key clients

PNC Bank

Bank of Kuwait

Sberbank

Vitruvian Partners LLP

Revolut

Microsoft Corporation

MFM Investments Ltd

Propcoin

The Reserve

True Potential

Skew Ltd

Finverity Ltd

BTON Financial Limited

Wirex Limited

Greenspring Associates

Vostok Emerging Finance

Bought By Many

Italian Chamber of Commerce in UK

ETC Management Ltd

NerdWallet, Inc

Oval Money Ltd

Pollen

Moviefarm

International arbitration Tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP's London international arbitration team represents a mix of multinational companies, high-net-worth individuals and nation states, particularly across the finance, technology and innovation, and energy and infrastructure sectors. Energy disputes specialist and 'effective advocate' Mark Beeley is the principal London figure; London and Geneva-based James Hargrove has experience under all the major institutional arbitration rules; and senior associate Sarah Stockley's practice includes international arbitrations in the energy sector. Maria Frangeskides joined Addleshaw Goddard in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Mark Beeley

Other key lawyers:

James Hargrove; Sarah Stockley

Testimonials

The Orrick international arbitration team has been excellent to work with. They understand the oil and gas industry and are experts with respect to LCIA arbitrations.

The Orrick team ran with the client’s objectives and was readily available at all times, despite the time difference, for strategy sessions.

The team has been hardworking, responsive and practical.

The team has a wealth of experience in international arbitration, especially in the oil and gas sector.

The firm is detailed in its approach to work; and its understanding of the peculiarities of the dispute we worked on exceeded our expectations.

Mark Beeley and senior associate Sarah Stockley impressed us as they each had a good understanding of international arbitration proceedings; and considering they were working for a client (and with lawyers) in a different jurisdiction, they ensured that the objectives of the client were met, and had a prompt turnaround time in preparing and updating the documentation to be submitted to the tribunal.

Mark Beeley may come close to being the complete lawyer – excellent at client care, a strong strategist and an effective advocate, both on paper and orally.

James Hargrove is a truly strategic litigator and a seriously-engaged client partner.

Key clients

ExxonMobil

Gaztransport & Technigaz

DNO ASA

Vedanta

Marubeni

BNP Paribas

Khaitan Holding (Mauritius)

Litasco

Employers Tier 7

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP, working closely with US-based colleagues, primarily advising clients in the technology and financial services sectors. Practice lead Nicola Whiteley provides transactional support but also assists clients with complex disputes, senior terminations and recruitment, TUPE issues, team moves and restructuring exercises. In March 2021, the group saw Mandy Perry leave for Simmons & Simmons.

Practice head(s):

Nicola Whiteley

Other key lawyers:

Charlotte Oliver

Testimonials

Nicola Whiteley is a consummate professional. Her knowledge and judgement are excellent.’

Strong technical expertise, pragmatic, good knowledge of our company culture – hence tailored solutions are provided.’

Nicola Whiteley is very responsive, thoughtful, pragmatic, commercial. Strong expertise. Trusted.’

Good at nurturing longstanding relationships. always ready to help no matter how small the issue and a needle-sharp intuition and expertise that get straight to the heart of an issue.’

Straightforward, direct, solutions-focused and expert. They are responsive, quick to return calls, and also succinct – things aren’t dragged out to increase fees.’

Nicola Whiteley has a unique skill of making you feel like her only client and that she is an extended part of the business; incredibly supportive and makes time for us whenever we ask. Nicola has such extensive experience we have 100% confidence in her advice and she never fails us.’

Key clients

Facebook

Hudson RPO Limited

NVIDIA

ABN AMRO

Warburg Pincus

Trident Energy

ADM Investor Services International

SEB

Revolut

Sabre Corporation

Cisco International

Rathbone Brothers plc

GFT Financial Ltd

Cambridge Glycoscience

Ampelmann Operations BV

Aptean, Inc.

Datto, Inc.

RingCentral

TransCard

Typeform UK Ltd

Verkada

Ocean Technologies Group

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

The multi-disciplinary offering at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP has been strengthened over the last couple of years by some decent hires, including Richard Hanson from Ropes & Gray LLP (who has a focus on structured finance) and Anthony Kay from Latham & Watkins in January 2020 (who has a leveraged finance focus).

The firm: Founded in San Francisco 150 years ago, Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology and innovation, energy and infrastructure and finance sectors. The firm is recognised worldwide for delivering the highest quality, commercially oriented legal advice.

Orrick in London is an established and highly regarded presence in one of the world’s leading financial centres. Clients include leading banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, FTSE 100 and energy and infrastructure companies, professional services, real estate and venture-backed technology companies. The firm’s integrated team of transactional, regulatory and litigation lawyers, qualified in English and US law, is experienced in meeting the evolving needs of clients. It offers expertise in banking and corporate finance, venture capital, cross-border M&A, IPOs and other corporate fundraising, joint ventures and strategic alliances, competition, employment, real estate, restructuring, private equity, tax, cybersecurity and data privacy, litigation, investigations and international arbitration.

Much of the firm’s work in London involves cross-border transactions, disputes and projects that span Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. The London office has extensive experience in emerging markets – particularly in Eastern Europe and Africa. With a ‘one-firm’ culture, Orrick’s lawyers collaborate as part of unified teams to meet the global needs of our clients.

Types of work undertaken
Technology and innovation: Orrick provides advice on tactical approaches to companies and investors, from incubation to strategic exit and future growth opportunities. Leveraging our global resources, as well as deep-rooted relationships in Silicon Valley, we provide critical insight into this rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace. Orrick represents leading venture capital and private equity firms and successfully advises on M&A exits and IPOs. The team represents technology companies in complex merger control investigations before the European Commission and advises on issues at the nexus of antitrust and intellectual property. Our dominant presence in London and Silicon Valley as well as other leading technology markets such as Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco and the Far East, sets us apart from our peer firms.

Energy and infrastructure: The energy team brings broad experience in M&A, trading, project development, financing and cross-border projects. Its experience covers every fuel source and technology across oil and gas, power and renewable energy, and it acts for all market segments including independent power producers, governments, sponsors, trading houses, private equity funds, emerging companies, investors, utilities, developers, lenders and underwriters. In oil and gas, Orrick acts on upstream, midstream and downstream trading projects, working for companies, lenders and governments.  Our team has experience advising on large scale, long term infrastructure projects, offering innovative financing and tailored-made contractual structures across the Europe, Africa and the US.  We specialise in innovative, market-leading projects globally, covering airports, roads and bridges, ports, stadia, telecoms, water and waste and rail-related transactions as well as infrastructure relating to both energy and mining projects. We advise on all of the development specialties for energy and infrastructure projects, including major project agreements, such as PPAs (including energy hedges), interconnection agreements, O&M agreements, EPC and BOP contracts, equipment supply agreements and other key project documents and contracts.

Finance: The London finance team represents leading credit providers and borrowers (including private equity sponsors) in a wide range of UK, international and cross-border transactions, including leveraged and acquisition financings, greenfield and brownfield real estate and project financings, and high-yield and structured financings. It has an active practice representing alternative credit providers, and advises private credit and direct lending providers, investment funds, hedge funds, real estate investors and other alternative lenders on acquisition financings, single-asset project and real estate financings, asset-based loans, mezzanine financings, unitranche facilities and venture capital loans.

Offices: Austin, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Portland, Rome, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and Wheeling, W.V.

Department Name Email Telephone
Office Leader Simon Willis swillis@orrick.com +44 20 7862 4682
Photo Name Position Profile
 Simon Alsey  photo Simon Alsey Partner
 James Atkin  photo James Atkin Partner
Mr Shawn Atkinson  photo Mr Shawn Atkinson Partner
Mr Mark Beeley  photo Mr Mark Beeley Partner
 Keily Blair photo Keily Blair Partner
 Nicholas Connell  photo Nicholas Connell Senior Associate
 Katie Cotton  photo Katie Cotton Partner
Mr John Deacon  photo Mr John Deacon Partner
Ms Rebecca Downes  photo Ms Rebecca Downes Senior Associate
Mr Chris Grew  photo Mr Chris Grew Partner
Ms Jacqui Hatfield  photo Ms Jacqui Hatfield Partner
Ms Saira Henry  photo Ms Saira Henry Senior Associate
 Marcus Holmstroem photo Marcus Holmstroem Senior Associate
Mr Edward Humphries  photo Mr Edward Humphries Partner
 Rebecca Kellner  photo Rebecca Kellner Associate
Mr Douglas Lahnborg  photo Mr Douglas Lahnborg Partner
 James Lloyd photo James Lloyd Partner
 Ed Lukins  photo Ed Lukins Partner
Mr Jamie Moore photo Mr Jamie Moore Partner
Mr Scott Morrison  photo Mr Scott Morrison Partner
 Adam Rizzo photo Adam Rizzo Senior Associate
 Hannah Roscoe photo Hannah Roscoe Partner
Mr Matthew Rose  photo Mr Matthew Rose Of Counsel
 Ravinder Sandhu  photo Ravinder Sandhu Partner
Ms Nell Scott  photo Ms Nell Scott Partner
 Adam Smith  photo Adam Smith Partner
Mr Ylan Steiner  photo Mr Ylan Steiner Partner
 Evan Stergoulis  photo Evan Stergoulis Partner
 Sarah Stockley photo Sarah Stockley Senior Associate
 Janine Suttie  photo Janine Suttie Senior Associate
Ms Amanda Voss  photo Ms Amanda Voss Senior Associate
 Daniel Wayte photo Daniel Wayte Partner
Ms Nicola Whiteley  photo Ms Nicola Whiteley Partner
Mr Simon Willis  photo Mr Simon Willis Partner
 Yolanda Yong photo Yolanda Yong Senior Associate
Number of UK partners : 31
Number of other UK fee-earners : 76