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Legal 500 UK Recognizes Bracewell’s Strong Reputation in Energy, Finance and Disputes

Legal 500 UK 2020


LONDON – Bracewell (UK) LLP received 32 recommendations, including seven practice rankings and 25 individual recognitions, in the 2020 edition of Legalease’s The Legal 500 United Kingdom.

Legal 500 praised Bracewell for its “strong expertise in the energy sector,” including a “‘very strong reputation’ for energy-related financings.” In addition, Legal 500 editors note that the firm has a “well-established strength in the transactional space of the oil and gas sector, which is complemented by its growing dispute resolution sub-team.”

Once again garnering Legal 500’s highest recognition is London Managing Partner Jason Fox, who is listed as a Leading Individual in Finance – Emerging Markets and Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Oil & Gas.

Three Bracewell lawyers were honored as Next Generation Partners: Adam Blythe, Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Oil & Gas; Nina Howell, Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Oil & Gas; and Oliver Irwin, Infrastructure (Including PFI and PPP). In addition, Senior Associate Eimear Murphy was honored as a Rising Star in Finance – Emerging Markets.


Legal 500 benchmarks the strengths of law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide.

More details about Bracewell’s rankings can be found below.

Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation
John Gilbert
Damian Watkin

Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration
John Gilbert
Robert Meade
Damian Watkin


Finance – Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans
Olivia Caddy
Jason Fox
Oliver Irwin
Eimear Murphy


Finance – Emerging Markets
Olivia Caddy
Jason Fox – Leading Individual
Oliver Irwin
Eimear Murphy – Rising Star


Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Infrastructure (Including PFI and PPP)*
Oliver Irwin – Next Generation Partner

Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Oil & Gas
Adam Blythe – Next Generation Partner
Jason Fox
– Leading Individual
Nina Howell – Next Generation Partner
Oliver Irwin
Tracy London
Darren Spalding

Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Power (Including Electricity, Nuclear and Renewables)
John Gilbert
Oliver Irwin
Martin Stewart-Martin
Damian Watkin

Real Estate – Construction: Non-Contentious
Tracy London

*Bracewell received an individual recommendation only