Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw

Partner, London


Phone +44 20 7296 2002

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Sarah is a corporate lawyer with an impressive range of experience advising on private acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers, ECM and joint venture transactions. She has a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Sarah advises a number of global energy companies and other corporate, infrastructure, private equity and sovereign wealth fund clients. Her practice is international and includes a focus on Africa, where she advises funds and corporates that are active in the region.

Education and admissions


Master, University of Cambridge

Legal Practice Course

Diploma, BPP Law School, London

Related Knowledge

Africa Power

Representative experience

Computer Sciences Corporation on its contested recommended £502m takeover offer for Xchanging plc.

Imperial Tobacco on its $7.1bn acquisition of the US Winston, Kool, Salem and Maverick tobacco cigarette brands and blu e-cigarette brand from Reynolds and Lorillard.

Saudi Aramco on its landmark joint ventures with Rowan Companies and Nabors Industries to own, operate and manage drilling rigs in Saudi Arabia.

Africa Finance Corporation and Harith General Partners on the formation of a $3.3bn African energy joint venture across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

CDC on the acquisition of the Globeleq power asset portfolio across sub-Saharan Africa from Actis.

Delek Group on the 355m sale of Delek Europe, which owns its Benelux and France based downstream operations, to TDR Capital.

Chevron Corporation on the $1.7bn sale of the Pembroke oil refinery and its UK and Irish fuel marketing and aviation businesses to Valero Energy Corporation.

Royal Dutch Shell on the $1bn disposal of its downstream business (inc. retail stations, commercial fuels, LPG lubricants and marine businesses) in 14 African Countries.

DNO on its merger with RAK Petroleum of their Middle East and North African upstream businesses.

Hitachi, Ltd on the £700m acquisition of Horizon Nuclear Power, a UK nuclear joint venture company, from E.ON AG and RWE AG.

Dong Energy on the acquisition of a 100% ownership interest in the UK offshore wind development project, Race Bank, from Centrica.

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