Greg Hammond, who has advised some of the world’s leading energy industry participants on their landmark transactions, has joined Pillsbury in London as a Corporate partner.

“Greg is a renowned corporate finance and projects lawyer who has worked on many of the world’s highest profile energy deals,” said Jeff Delaney, the leader of Pillsbury’s global Corporate practice. “His longstanding relationships and exemplary reputation will be of immense value to our leading Energy transactions practice.”

For over 25 years, Hammond has served the needs of governments, international energy companies, independents, public and private corporations, private equity firms, hedge funds and commodities traders across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the Former Soviet Union and Asia. In particular, he has worked extensively in the Oil & Gas sector handling traditional M&A, joint venture, private equity, capital markets and projects matters and, increasingly, on engagements relevant to the energy transition.

Hammond holds various positions within the Association of International Energy Negotiators, including as a member of its European Sustainability Committee. He joins Pillsbury having previously held leadership roles at Dentons, Akin Gump and Eversheds Sutherland.

“Pillsbury’s UK Corporate practice plays a critical role in helping the firm’s multinational clients successfully execute complex cross-border transactions, particularly in the energy, technology and financial services sectors,” said London section leader James Campbell. “Well-known for his vast international experience, Greg significantly enhances our capabilities in upstream, midstream and other energy transactions, with knowledge and skills that complement those of other members of the Pillsbury energy team—in London and globally.”

Hammond is just the latest addition to Pillsbury’s growing and diversified roster of Energy industry practitioners. Since the start of 2019, the firm has brought on or promoted more than a dozen Energy sector-focused partners in London, New York, Houston, Washington, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and other key markets.

These include leading international energy and infrastructure projects practitioners Mona Dajani, Bob Nelson and Veronica Relea; Jorge Medina, who focuses on tax aspects of renewable investments and financing transactions; cross-border energy dealmakers Jeff Schrepfer and Gavin Watson; Oil & Gas litigators Anthony Guerino, Liz Klingensmith and Willie Wood; occupational safety and health litigation partner Tom Van Wyngarden; international arbitration practitioners Richard Deutsch and Derek Soller; and Anne Idsal Austin, who previously served as both Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. EPA’s Office of Air & Radiation and as a Regional Administrator for the agency overseeing federal environmental programs in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

“Pillsbury has a market-leading Energy practice which advises key industry participants around the globe, in relation to traditional fuel lines as well as new innovative energy technologies,” Hammond said. “I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues, including long-time friend and fellow London-based dealmaker James Campbell, to assist clients in satisfying today’s unprecedented levels of energy demand during such a critical period of evolution for the industry.”

Pillsbury advises companies around the world and across industries as they evolve and adapt to the challenges of the energy transition. From helping to advance new energy technologies to providing established companies with guidance on meeting decarbonization goals, Pillsbury provides energy stakeholders with comprehensive industry experience and a track record of innovation and success.