Lewis Jones

Partner

lewis.jones@bakerbotts.com

London

P: +44.20.7726.3472 F: +44.20.7726.3572
Lewis Jones

Lewis Jones represents sponsors, lenders, governments, and private equity investors, advising on the acquisition, development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects around the world. He represents clients active in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors, including power generation (both conventional and renewables) and energy storage. Lewis also advises on corporate and commercial issues, including major share and asset acquisitions and disposals, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, joint ventures, and commercial contracts.

Mr. Jones was previously a partner with an international law firm in London. He also spent five years resident in the United Arab Emirates as the Middle East managing partner of another international law firm.

Related Experience

  • Japanese company on the acquisition and development a battery storage project in the United Kingdom.*
  • A private equity investor on the acquisition and development of a battery storage project in the United Kingdom.*
  • Middle East developer on the development and financing of a wind project in Jordan.*
  • US developer on the development of a solar project in Jordan.*
  • Middle East developer on the acquisition of a solar project in Ghana.*
  • West Asian government on the tender of its first solar energy project.*
  • Independent oil & gas company on its acquisition of upstream assets in Canada, Italy and Australia.*
  • Major European-based energy company on the disposal of its interests in upstream assets in Federal Iraq.*
  • Independent oil & gas company on its acquisition of upstream assets in Turkey.*
  • Major Chinese oil company on its proposed acquisition of upstream assets in Kazakhstan.*
  • Major European-based energy company on its proposed acquisition of upstream assets in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.*
  • Major Chinese oil company on its acquisition of upstream assets in Russia.*
  • Major Chinese oil company on its proposed acquisition of upstream assets in Nigeria.*
  • A consortium of major international developers in connection with the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline project, a proposed US$2.5 billion undertaking.*
  • A consortium of oil companies in connection with the West African Gas Pipeline project.*
  • Developers of the West Java Gas Pipeline in connection with the restructuring and refinancing of the project.*
  • Borrowers and banks on several borrowing base financings in the oil and gas sector.*
  • UK independent oil company on the borrowing base facility for its Irish Sea gas field development.*
  • Nigerian oil & gas company on a proposed pre-export financing.*
  • Gas purchaser in relation to the first cross-border natural gas pipeline from Indonesia to Singapore.*
  • An organisation in connection with the establishment of a legal and regulatory framework for a renewable and civil atomic energy sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.*
  • Major Middle East developer on the development of a solar PV project in Abu Dhabi.*
  • Major Middle East-based developer on its investments in independent power projects in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, and Oman.*
  • A private equity house in connection with the development and financing of various wind farm projects in the UK, France, Sweden, and Germany.*
  • Major international company on its bid to develop and finance a wind farm project in Morocco.*
  • A client in connection with the development and construction of Phase I and Phase II of the EMAL aluminium complex in Abu Dhabi.*
  • A client in connection with the development and financing of the Barka 2 IWPP and related acquisition of an operational power company in Oman.*
  • A client on the development and financing of an integrated carbon capture and hydrogen power project in Abu Dhabi.*
  • A private equity investor on its investment in and financing of a major gas storage facility in the UK.*
  • A consortium of major defence contractors on the development and financing of a secure military communications satellite system for the UK government.*
  • Major U.S. energy company in relation to the development and financing of the UK’s first merchant combined heat and power plant.*
  • Major UK energy company in relation to its electricity trading arrangements.*
  • Major UK utility in connection with its electricity purchase arrangements.*
  • A consortium of developers in connection with an independent power project in Sulawesi, Indonesia.*
  • A consortium of developers in connection with an independent power project in Batam, Indonesia.*
  • Major telecoms equipment supplier on a trade financing to a Kurdistan telecoms company.*
  • Investment company in connection with the restructuring of its US$3.5 billion Shari’a-compliant finance facilities.*
  • A private equity fund in connection with financing arrangements for a Nigerian telecoms portfolio company.*
  • A private equity fund on the acquisition and financing of several nonperforming loan portfolios in Germany, France, and the UK.*
  • Major U.S. investment fund on its provision of limited recourse financing to a pan-European retail organization.*
  • Lenders in relation to the provision of nonrecourse financings to a leading airport operator in connection with its acquisition of two UK airports.*
  • Major renewables company on various proposed investments in wind and solar projects in the United States, Europe and Latin America.*

*Prior to joining Baker Botts

Awards & Community

Recognised as one of the leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers worldwide in the Expert Guides, 2018

Ranked, Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide, 2018

Ranked, Legal Media Group's (Euromoney's) Expert Guide to the Banking, Finance and Transactional Lawyers, 2017, 2018

Listed, The Legal 500 UK, 2014-2017

Listed, The International Who's Who of Energy Lawyers, 2015-2017

Listed, Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, 2009-2016

Nominated as a Leading Practitioner in the Field of Oil & Gas by The International Who's Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers, 2012 & 2015

Nominated as a UK Best Lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources by UK Best Lawyers, 2013

Ranked as an Expert in Energy in the Expert Guide Series, 2013

Ranked in Projects by Best Lawyers UK, 2012

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