Chantel Varley-Best

Chantel Varley-Best


Email chantel.varley-best@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2928

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Chantel Varley-Best is an associate in the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects (IERP) team in our London office. Prior to this, Chantel was part of the IERP team in the firm's Tokyo office.

Chantel has wide experience advising on international banking, project finance and merger and acquisition matters across Europe, Asia and Africa. Her industry focus is the power sector.

Education and admissions


MA (Oxon) (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford, 2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Advised JBIC, NEXI and the commercial lenders in connection with the signing and financial close of the US$2.6bn 1,200MW Van Phong 1 power project in Vietnam.

Advised the lenders on the financing of the world's first floating LNG project in Mozambique.

Advising a major Japanese trading house in connection with its bid and acquisition of an exploration, mining and beneficiation company.

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