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About Chris

Chris focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and corporate and commercial matters in the energy sector. He has experience advising oil majors in a range of corporate matters, as well as borrowers, banks, underwriters and international financial institutions in areas of acquisition finance and project financing transactions. He has also undertaken a range of debt capital markets transactions, including a bond financing for a major European infrastructure fund.


Recent Notable Matters

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

CCC Oil and Gas — acquisition of Gaza Marine gas field*

CPPIB — acquisition of Shell’s upstream interests in the Corrib gas field and its processing facilities in Ireland together with CPPIB’s joint venture arrangements with Vermillion Energy*

Dalmore Capital, Equitix Investment Management — £1.4 billion acquisition of the John Laing Infrastructure Fund*

Major investment bank — bid for Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm*

Major Italian infrastructure — £1.2 billion project bond*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



BPP Law, Holborn, UK,
BPP Law, Manchester, UK,
University of St Andrews,
M.A. Economics and International Relations

Bar Admissions

Solicitor qualified in England and Wales




New International AIPN Oil and Gas Farm-Out Agreement

In June 2019, the oil and gas industry body, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), published a revised version of its model form international farm-out agreement. The publication of this new model form agreement is a reflection of the increased sophistication, and continuing evolution, of the...