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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Work Department

Corporate and securities; technology; finance; energy.


Mr Campbell’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, banking and fund formation. His practice concentrates in the oil and gas, mining, financial services, aviation and defense, real estate and technology sectors. His clients include Chevron, Apple, General Atomics, Synnex, HBK Investments and Deutsche Bank. He has advised the Russian Federal Securities Commission and the Uzbek Centre for the Securities Markets.


Partner Gouldens/Jones Day 1990-2008; partner Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 2008 to date. Publications: co-author of recent articles on the new Iranian IPC published in The Oath, Eurozone crisis published by FTSE Global Markets and the Daily Telegraph and of ‘Practical Lending and Security Precedents’ (Sweet & Maxwell).


St John’s College, Cambridge (1981 MA, 1982 LLM); College of Law, London (1983).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP operates in emerging markets from China and the Asia Pacific Region, the Indian sub-continent, through to Russia and the CIS states, the Middle East and Africa. It handles lender-side for financial institutions, as well as acting for sponsors and borrowers on debt and equity financing, M&A, outward/inward investment, the sale and purchase of non-performing loan portfolios, strategic investment and ancillary services. Head of corporate James Campbell is head of the firm-wide Africa practice, and he advises a broad range of clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies and international governments. Key partner Osama Abu-Dehays represents broadcasters, football leagues, telecom companies and technology providers across the Middle East and North Africa. Matthew Oresman leads the international public policy practice, advising governments, political leaders, businesses and NGOs. Corporate partner Gavin Watson specialises in deals in the energy and sustainable finance sectors, particularly oil and gas, LNG, refinery and petrochemical projects.