A senior, well-experienced and trusted advisor to have on one’s side
Legal 500 UK

Greg Hammond represents parties in corporate finance and projects transactions—both in the UK and internationally—including M&A, private equity, equity capital markets and JVs.

Greg frequently advises on matters relating to the energy and natural resources industries. He represents governments, public and private corporations, private equity firms, hedge funds, traders, banks and multilateral agencies, with a focus recently on Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Asia.

Greg is regularly listed in Chambers Global and Legal 500 UK for his experience with energy and natural resources, M&A, private equity and equity capital markets matters. He is highly recommended in the PLC Private Equity Handbook and Who’s Who Energy Lawyers.

Representative Experience

  • Advised a super-major in its $9 billion acquisition of the entire African portfolio of a U.S. oil major (including a LNG Project in Mozambique and upstream assets in Algeria, Ghana and South Africa).*
  • Advised a major state-owned integrated oil company in its acquisition of an 8% stake in the re-tendering of the ADCO Onshore Concession in Abu Dhabi—shortlisted for The Lawyer “Energy Deal of the Year.”*
  • Advised a global aluminium producer in its multibillion-dollar merger with two smaller aluminium businesses to create the world's largest aluminium producer.*

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  • Ongoing representation of the operator in its development of a recent super-giant oil discovery in southern Iraq.*
  • Advised a strategic investor/developer in the planning, construction and development of a $2 billion gas-to-methanol project in Asia.*
  • Advised one of the world’s largest gas retail distributors in the auction sale by Petrobras of a 49% shareholding in GasPetro (the leading gas distribution business in Brazil).*
  • Advised a consortium of private equity sellers in the disposal of the entire issued share capital of one of the leading oil producers in Colombia (including its portfolio of (i) producing conventional assets; and (ii) unconventional exploration assets).*
  • Advised one of the world's largest food groups in its acquisition of a pan-European “Home and Office Delivery” drinking water business.*
  • Advised a West African hydrocarbons producer in its proposed IPO on AIM—conducted simultaneously with a possible private equity investment under a dual-track process.*
  • Advised a super-major in the proposed multibillion-dollar disposal of minority interests in more than 20 key African assets to a leading sovereign wealth fund.*
  • Advised a listed independent oil company with producing assets in Europe and Africa in numerous transactions, including two offerings of new equity securities, the restructuring of its existing debt facilities, a corporate re-organisation and its listing on AIM.*
  • Advised a private equity-backed portfolio company in its proposed acquisition from a super-major of multiple producing assets in five continents for consideration in excess of $4 billion.*

(*Prior firm experience)

Professional Highlights

  • For over 20 years, Greg has been listed in the main legal directories (including Chambers Global and The Legal 500 UK) for his experience with energy and natural resources, M&A, private equity and equity capital markets. He is also highly recommended in the PLC Private Equity Handbook and Who’s Who Energy Lawyers.
  • Greg is:

-  a previous chairman of the African subcommittee of AIEN (which he established and transitioned into the current self-standing Africa Regional Chapter Committee—and of which he remains a member);

-  an original member of the Oil & Gas Sector Table of the Iraqi-British Business Council;

-  an original member of the Legal Advisory Task Force to the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels; and

-  a member of the AIEN Europe Regional Chapter Committee.

  • Greg frequently speaks on M&A-, corporate finance-, energy- and natural resource-related matters at conferences and seminars (particularly in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia).


  • Law Society Finals, The College of Law, London

    M.A., St John's College, University of Cambridge

    B.A., St John's College, University of Cambridge


  • England and Wales