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White & Case LLP
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London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Mining and minerals

White & Case LLP is well versed in cross-border projects and is able to cater to large international clients with ease by virtue of its global network of offices. Strong in corporate and financing matters, the firm also handles contentious issues in the form of arbitrations and disputes. Rebecca Campbell heads the team and has recently been assisting clients with ESG matters and sustainability issues, in addition to corporate, restructuring and project development work. David Lewis joined from Clifford Chance LLP in January 2022 and brings corporate M&A and equity investments expertise to the team; he has strong experience in international deals and acts for public and private corporations, governments and banks.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

Leveraging its reputation as a ‘powerhouse global firm’, White & Case LLP‘s corporate practice possesses a deep bench of advisors who routinely helm high-stakes cross-border deals. Steered by healthcare and infrastructure specialist Philip Broke, the practice is additionally well regarded for its capabilities in the energy and financial services sectors. Allan Taylor, who co-chairs the EMEA corporate practice, anchors the practice’s natural resources offering – working with a mix of oil, gas, and mining companies on acquisitions, divestitures, and IPOs. Margot Lindsay is similarly recommended for her oil and gas sector acumen, as well as her capabilities in infrastructure and healthcare deals. Variously praised by clients, the ‘first-class’ Guy Potel heads up the global fintech practice group, while Tom Matthews spearheads the firm’s EMEA shareholder activism practice. A litany of domestic and international banks routinely turn to Hyder Jumabhoy for representation in the full scope of corporate transactions, ranging from M&A to joint ventures and multi-jurisdictional restructurings. Associate Sonica Tolani also comes recommended. Mining and metals specialist David Lewis joined in January 2022 from Clifford Chance LLP.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

White & Case LLP ensures ‘that the client understands not only the legal but the commercial aspects of a transaction’. Fielding a team of practitioners who offer in-depth knowledge of the global energy industry and the regulatory environment, the team is well placed to handle both transactional matters and disputes. Philip Stopford and Mark Clarke co-head the practice; Stopford has over 40 years’ experience in high-profile oil and gas deals; and Clarke handles disputes, with a focus on large international commercial arbitrations. David Baker is a name for upstream transactions, while Jason Kerr handles international project finance mandates, and has particular experience of emerging markets. Katie Hicks joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP in April 2021 and George Kazakov joined from an in-house role at Morgan Stangley in August 2021; the team was further bolstered by the arrival of David Lewis from Clifford Chance LLP in January 2022. Tom Bartlett left for Latham & Watkins in August 2021.