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About Rory

Rory Wilson advises clients on finance transactions in the energy, infrastructure and natural resource sectors. He represents lenders and sponsors on multi-jurisdictional reserve based lending, project finance, acquisition finance and syndicated lending transactions involving oil and gas, renewable energy and power assets.

In addition, Rory has in-house experience on both the lender and sponsor side. His background includes secondments to Energy Development Corporation in Manila and the corporate finance legal team at Standard Chartered Bank.


Recent Notable Matters

Lekela Power — acting for Mauritius Commercial Bank and ABSA Bank as arrangers, bookrunners and structuring banks for the multi-currency, structurally subordinated holdco financings to a consortium led by Infinity Power and AFC for the acquisition of Lekela Power and its $2 billion pan-African portfolio of renewable energy projects from Actis, a leading emerging markets private equity firm

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. — up to $150 million prepayment facility with Trafigura as lender, with repayments to be deducted from the price payable by Trafigura under commercial contracts for the purchase of crude oil from Gran Tierra's producing fields located in Colombia

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

Lender — $300 million prepayment agreement in connection with forward sale of crude oil in Nigeria

Borrower — $300 million senior secured facility agreement with a multi-lateral bank

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development — financing for Enerjisa Enerji to support its investments in the Turkish electricity sector

Navitas Petroleum and Beacon Offshore Energy — up to $1.4 billion development financing and reserve-based lending facilities in relation to the Shenandoah oil & gas field in the US Gulf of Mexico

Africa Oil Corp. — $160 million term loan facility to refinance an existing loan facility and for general corporate purposes

Mercuria — financing for Tailwind Energy in respect of its acquisition of certain UK continental shelf oil and gas assets from EOG, Shell and ExxonMobil*

Mercuria — financing for Solo Oil’s acquisition of certain Dutch North Sea natural gas assets from ONE-Dyas*

Lending syndicate — reserve-based facility in respect of an English company’s North Sea assets*

Lending syndicate — reserve-based facility for Neptune Energy to support its acquisition of Engie’s exploration and production business*

Nord Stream 2 — project financing for the Nord Stream 2 sub-sea pipeline*

Kalyon — project financing for Kalyon in respect of the development, construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic panel factory in Turkey*

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development — project financing for Zhangiz Solar in respect of the construction, development and operation of a solar photovoltaic power plant in Kazakhstan*

Energy Development Corporation — project financing (backed by EKF) in respect of the development, construction and operation of the Burgos Wind Farm*

Électricité de France /NNB — financing for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in the UK*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



BPP Law School, UK,
with distinction
College of Law,
with distinction
London School of Economics,

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales




The Sanctioned Lenders Problem

Bracewell’s Jason Fox and Rory Wilson examine how recent events, such as the war in Ukraine and the designation of certain financial institutions as sanctioned entities, have caused sponsors and lenders to re-evaluate the sanctions provisions in their facility agreements.