Edward Humphries, a partner in the London office, is a member of the Energy & Infrastructure Practice with a particular focus on energy commodities and the development, financing, acquisition and disposal of energy companies and assets.

He has strong experience in Africa and the UK and continental European markets.

Edward has spent time in-house as a seconded advisor to a variety of entities including corporate trading houses and an international investment bank.

He is recognized by Legal 500 UK as being the “first port of call for anything related to commodities, delivering current, knowledgeable and well-rounded advice.”

    • Represented various entities in relation to the establishment of their energy trading businesses and on-going trading and structured trading activities in the UK, Europe and Africa; such entities include: Aquila, BNP Paribas, BTG Pactual, Cargill, Centrica, Constellation, Citigroup, Credit Agricole, ENECO, Engie Global Markets, Gazprom, International Power, JP Morgan, Mercuria, Mitsui, Morgan Stanley, Noble and RWE.
    • Advised Credit Agricole in relation to the disposal of its commodity trading portfolio and separately, JP Morgan on a series of trading portfolio acquisitions.
    • Advised a new commodity trading house in relation to the acquisition of an existing trading business (contracts, licences, IT, personnel etc.)
    • Advised Mercuria on the acquisition of carbon aggregators, MGM and EcoSecurities.
    • Represented RWE, ENECO, DONG Energy, E.ON and EconGas in relation to the development of an agreement for in-tank LNG trading at the Gate Terminal in Rotterdam.
    • Advised a leading French bank in relation to a stored oil-based repurchase transaction.
    • Advised a commodity trading house in relation to the trade financing of an iron ore off take contract in Brazil and separately, a Tanzanian gas field trade finance arrangement.
    • Acted for one of the bidders in relation to Shell's disposal of oil and gas assets in Nigeria.
    • Advised MEAG on its acquisition of a 50% share of Marchwood Power Limited, an 800 MW CCGT in the UK.
    • Advised EPH on its acquisition of the 420 MW coal-fired Lynemouth power station from RWE.
    • Advised a potential buyer of Engie's Deeside, Indian Queens, Saltend and Rugeley power stations, and separately, one of the bidders for the 800 MW Sutton Bridge CCGT power station in the UK.
    • Advised an international company on the conversion of its 1000 MW UK coal-fired power station to biomass.
    • Advised Aquila Capital on its acquisition of the Banwell Solar Park.
    • Advised EnergieKontor on the acquisition of Lilbourne Wind Farm and New Rides Wind Farm.
    • Advised the seller of a 360 MW hydropower project in Tanzania.
    • Advised PGI Group Limited in relation to the development of a hydropower project in Zimbabwe.
    • Advised Gestamp in relation to its development of the 102 MW wind farm in South Africa.
    • Advised Barclays Bank plc in relation to its financing of the AES-sponsored North Rhins Wind Farm in Scotland and separately, an inside-the-fence biomass project in Swindon.
    • Represented Gottex in relation to its investment in various European renewable energy projects.

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