Humphrey Douglas > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Energy, Transport and Infrastructure


Humphrey is an energy partner in Dentons’ London office with over 20 years’ experience throughout the energy value chain. He previously acted as General Counsel for a Middle Eastern state energy company.

Humphrey specializes in international acquisitions and disposals (both asset and corporate deals) and in oil, gas, conventional power and renewables. He also advises on energy joint ventures, restructuring, commercial contracts and regulation.


  • Regional committee member of the Energy Institute
  • Europe and Africa committee member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators


  • Barrister, England and Wales, 1996
  • Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2001

Lawyer Rankings

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

Dentons has ‘a demonstrable wealth of experience in the sector, which is impressive in nature and reassuring to those with whom they are dealing’. The team is active in a range of areas relating to the oil and gas industry, including development, regulatory, commercial, corporate, disputes and financing work. Humphrey Douglas heads the team and has considerable experience of international transactions, while Charles Wood is experienced in the design of new commercial and regulatory frameworks for market reform and large energy projects both domestically and globally. Colm Ó hUiginn joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP in March 2022. Alistair Black left for Norton Rose Fulbright in September 2021 and Christopher Thomson left for Squire Patton Boggs in March 2022.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Dentons is frequently advising on power matters which are at the heart of the UK energy transition including new technologies such as battery storage, EV, compressed air and carbon capture. The firm has a large international presence which allows it to work on cross-border deals and recent matters include Xlinks’ remote generation project involving 10GW of solar and onshore wind in Morocco. Practice head Lucille De Silva  has particular expertise in power purchase agreements while Christopher McGee-Osborne  is experienced in negotiating commercial contracts. Charles July  advises on project development work and is supported by transactional lawyer Humphrey Douglas.