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About Catherine

Catherine Todd is a transactional energy lawyer based in London. She focuses her practice on energy financings and projects, notably in the oil and gas and power sectors. Catherine has experience advising banks, international financial institutions and borrowers on complex cross-border financings. She also advises clients on corporate and commercial matters in the energy sector. Prior to joining Bracewell, Catherine spent six months on secondment to ExxonMobil.


Recent Notable Matters

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

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

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

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

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

Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority of Tanzania (EWURA) — development of natural gas regulations and guidelines for the natural gas industry in Tanzania

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

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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Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales