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About Catherine

Catherine Grant is a transactional energy lawyer based in London. She focuses her practice on projects, M&A and general corporate and commercial matters in the energy sector. Catherine also has experience advising banks, international financial institutions and borrowers on complex cross-border financings. Catherine has particular experience working on African and emerging market transactions. Prior to joining Bracewell, Catherine spent six months on secondment to ExxonMobil.


Recent Notable Matters

Eni S.p.A. — disposal of Nigerian assets to Nigerian exploration and production company Oando

Savannah Energy Plc — acquisition of Exxon and Petronas’ entire interests in the Doba oil field in Chad and their shareholding in the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline and Floating, Storage and Offloading vessel for a total consideration of up to $676 million

Etablissements Maurel & Prom SA — refinancing of existing $600 million term loan facility with commercial banks and $200 million shareholder loan

Eni S.p.A. — $934 million sale of a participating interest in the Egyptian Shorouk Concession, containing the Zohr gas field, to Mubadala Petroleum

Etablissements Maurel & Prom S.A. — acquisition of producing interests in Angola from Mitsubishi Corporation

New Age (African Global Energy) Ltd — development of the Etinde gas and condensate project in Cameroon

SPE Guinea Bissau AB (a wholly owned subsidiary of Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB) — agreement to sell participating interests in the Sinapa and Esperança oil and gas licences, offshore Guinea Bissau, to CNOOC

Delfin LNG — development of the Delfin floating LNG project in the Gulf of Mexico

Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority of Tanzania (EWURA) — development of natural gas regulations and guidelines for the natural gas industry in Tanzania (an Africa Development Bank funded mandate)

Chrysaor Limited — proposed disposal of certain upstream interests in the North Sea

Genel Energy plc — acquisition of interests in the Chevron-operated Sarta and Qara Dagh blocks in the Kurdistan region of Iraq

Apache Corporation — sale of multiple UK North Sea upstream oil and gas assets to Chrysaor Limited

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank — as agent to the lenders in the $2.44 billion letter of credit facility and approximately $544 million in funded debt for McDermott International, Ltd in the successfully completed emergence from bankruptcy

Crédit Agricole — $2.8 billion financing facility in prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction for McDermott International, as agent to revolving debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders

Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank — as lead arranger, in the $4.65 billion financing of McDermott International, Inc.’s all-stock combination with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V., consisting of a $2.26 billion senior secured term loan facility, a $1.0 billion senior secured revolving credit facility and a $1.39 billion senior secured letter of credit facility

Crédit Agricole — $1.7 billion new financing for McDermott International which includes immediate access to $650 million of financing comprised of $550 million under a term loan credit facility and $100 million under a letter of credit facility, as lead arranger and revolving administrative agent

Kigali Water Limited — project development and financing of the Kigali bulk water treatment plant PPP in Rwanda, the first project financed bulk water project in sub-Saharan Africa. Awarded “Africa Water Deal of the Year” at the IJ Global Awards 2017*

Syndicate of eight international lenders — corporate financing in connection with a LNG plant in Angola.  Awarded “African Oil and Gas Deal of the Year” at the IJ Global Awards 2016*

Ministry of Finance of Angola — largest oil receivables-backed financing to date*

eni Ghana — OCTP/Sankofa oil and gas development with a total project value of $7.9 billion. Awarded “African Oil and Gas Deal of the Year” at the Project Finance International Awards 2016*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



BPP Law School, UK,
BPP Law School, UK,
Cardiff University,

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