Rebecca Downes

Senior Associate


Rebecca focuses on mergers and acquisitions, gas and LNG sales arrangements and project development activities within the oil and gas industry.

Rebecca has significant experience of acting for a broad range of clients including IOCs, financial institutions and project companies on a variety of domestic and international upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions. Recently, she has been advising clients with interests in Africa, South America, Central Asia and the UKCS.

    • Tullow Oil on its offshore gas sales programmes in the Republic of Ghana.
    • Maersk Oil on West African project developments.
    • Zarubezhneft in connection with the acquisition of a stake in the Kharyaga Production Sharing Agreement and the transfer of operatorship from Total.
    • Cimel Oilfield Services on oilfield services contracts in Angola.
    • An LNG trader on various LNG master sale and purchase agreements and trades.
    • An LNG company on its bid for LNG to power capacity in the Chilean power auction.
    • A new commodity trading house in relation to the acquisition of an existing trading business (contracts, licences, IT, personnel).
    • Canadian Solar on its £41.9 million non-recourse project finance facility with BayernLB.
    • Petro Victory Energy on its gas project developments in Paraguay.
    • A confidential client on its concession interests in Central Asia.
    • Falcon Oil & Gas on the farm-out of its exploration interest in the Beetaloo Basin, Northern Territory of Australia.
    • A confidential client on its proposed acquisition of a pipeline supply company.
    • A confidential client on offshore developments in Benin.
    • JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration on its acquisition of 52 licences and infrastructure assets in the UKCS.
    • Dyas UK Limited on the divestment of its participating interests in each of the: Athena Field, Cladhan Field and Broom Field, in the UKCS.
    • A confidential client on the acquisition and leasing of a FPSO vessel and the hire and purchase of an equipment topside package.
    • An FTSE 100 company on its bid for certain upstream oil and gas assets in the UKCS.
    • Sempra on LNG purchase commitment terms.
    • Dana Gas in connection with the development of a gas field in the UAE.
    • A gas and power company on its proposed purchase of LNG to be delivered to certain European unloading ports on an ex-ship basis and its proposed sale of natural gas.