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Law360 MVP: Bracewell’s Oliver Irwin

Bracewell Partner Oliver Irwin pioneered a cutting-edge financing concept in the upstream oil and gas sector — paying for mega-projects with hybrid project financing and reserve base lending — to help get a $2.4 billion offshore development in the Falkland Islands off the ground, landing the London-based attorney a spot as one of Law360’s 2019 Project Finance MVPs.

“The challenging part of being a good project finance lawyer is trying to make sure what’s already a very complex and challenging undertaking doesn’t become unnecessarily complicated,” he said. “And I think the value that we add is that because we’re active on lots of different types of financings across the broad range of industry sectors.

“We can really bring our experience to bear in getting deals across the finish line and successfully getting to financial close,” Irwin added.

Download Oliver’s full Law360 MVP profile below: