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About Oliver

Oliver Phillips is a corporate lawyer with experience working across the EMEA region. He has a deep understanding of corporate transactions, with a practice that includes advising multinational conglomerates, private equity funds, development finance institutions and management teams on their strategic M&A (buy-side and sell-side), joint ventures and group re-organisations.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Oliver worked as a strategic M&A advisor and advised on the disposal of a number of portfolio companies for private equity and venture capital funds by way of highly competitive auction processes. His experience also includes financial and tax due diligence.


Recent Notable Matters

Energy and Infrastructure

Multinational solar power developer — strategic investment options for 5 gigawatt pipeline including a sale by way of competitive auction for approximately ~£250 million*

Wind developer — three-part sale process designed to sell off the active European divisions (sale units based across five countries) by way of a competitive auction process*

Wind developer — purchase of a 23 MW wind farm in the south-west of Ireland*

Gas producer — negotiation of a proposed joint venture between one of Africa's largest CNG producer and distributor and a power development company (private equity-backed) for the development and operation of CNG and LNG plants in Nigeria*

Industrials company — proposed joint venture between a listed European industrials company and a Chinese industrial manufacturer to build and operate a cement clinker production line in Uganda*


Multinational pharmaceutical company — equity investment from a multilateral development investment bank in a pharmaceutical business based in Jordan which operated across the Middle East and North Africa*

Multinational biotechnology company — an accelerated book build via secondary placing of new ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange representing 19 percent of the company and raising gross proceeds of $100 million*


Japanese conglomerate — EU cross-border merger (Austria to UK) under "The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007" and group reorganisation as part of the same*

Media technology business — primary buyout by private equity fund by way of a high interest auction process*


US private equity — buy-side legal due diligence for a $1 billion acquisition of a multinational retail conglomerate*


Insaan Group — advising on multiple investments (equity and debt), exit strategies and shareholder activist actions in relation to their efforts to support entrepreneurial ventures to create large scale sustainable employment

Sovereign infrastructure development — proposed disposal of the fund's stakes in banks in Kenya and Uganda to a large commercial bank in Morocco*


Global aerospace company — corporate joint venture to provide aviation engineering, manufacturing and sustainment services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



Northumbria University Newcastle,

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Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales