Steven Bryan

Steven Bryan

Partner, London

Email steven.bryan@​

Phone +44 20 7296 5056

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese

Practice groupCorporate

'Very bright and thorough,' Steven Bryan is highly regarded by clients. He has received much praise, with one client describing him as 'brilliant, very commercial and extraordinarily sharp'

Chambers UK 2013

As a senior member of the London corporate practice and a member of the firm's Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Group, Steven has deep experience of a wide range of domestic and cross border corporate work, advising investment funds, corporates and investment banks on public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings and other corporate transactions.

Steven Bryan's experience includes acting on transactions in the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas in the water, transportation, energy (oil &gas, power and renewables), utilities, mining, waste management, telecommunications and real estate sectors. Steven is listed in Chambers' Guide as a leading individual in Corporate Finance and is listed in Legal 500 for M&A. He also is a member of the leadership team of Hogan Lovells' global corporate practice.

Education and admissions


BA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford

Representative experience

SunEdison on the $350m acquisition of Continuum Wind Energy's assets in India.

Advising a bidder on the proposed acquisition of gas distribution networks in Brazil.

Brookfield Infrastructure in the €3.6bn consortium acquisition of TDF, the French telecoms masts operator.

International Mineral Resources on the US$350m sale to GeoJade of Kazakh upstream oil and gas producer Kozhan JSC.

MOL on its $130m acquisition of six license interests from Premier Oil Plc.

Advising Northumbrian Water Group Plc on the £4bn recommended offer by a consortium led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure.

Brookfield Renewables on the financing of the Bord Gais wind portfolio in Ireland and on the proposed acquisition of a wind farm portfolio in France.

Advising the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on its privatisation of Trainose SA, the Greek rail operator.

Advising Brookfield Infrastructure on its acquisition of Inexus, the regulated water, gas, electricity and telecoms connections provider and its £1bn refinancing.

Advising Industry Funds Management on its €800m consortium acquisition of 50 Hertz, the German power distribution network.

Advising Aéroports de Paris on the $2bn acquisition of TAV Airport.

First Gen on the proposed acquisition and accelerated IPO for Immingham CHP plant.

Advising Coal of Africa in connection with a US$100m strategic investment by Beijing Haohua Energy Resource Co and other corporate transactions.

Advising ENRC Plc on the acquisition of interests in Mineracao Minas Bahia S.A. and Mineracao Peixe Bravo S.A. for US$297m.

Advising ENRC Plc on its $735m acquisition of Brazilian mining company Bahia Minerals.

Advising on a proposed cross border merger between a Spanish listed renewables company and an Indian listed renewables company.

Industry Funds Management on various aspects of its investments in Anglian Water and Arqiva.

Advising a financial investor on the proposed €1bn acquisition of the Open Grid Europe gas transmission operator in Germany.

Advising IFM on £2bn recommended consortium offer for AWG plc, owner of Anglian Water.

Advising Infracapital on the £5bn recommended consortium offer for Kelda Group Plc, owner of Yorkshire Water.

Advising Babcock and Brown Infrastructure on its A$1bn acquisition by Brookfield Infrastructure and sale of PD Ports to Brookfield.

Advising the management team on the management buyout of the €2.2bn Arcus European Infrastructure Fund.

MOL on its proposed acquisition of certain Russian upstream assets of ZAO Samara Nafta.

Advising an oil major on the disposal of its European retail petroleum business and related branded supply arrangements.

A consortium of financial investors on the proposed acquisition of Total's UK midstream and downstream petroleum assets.

Kuwait Energy on the acquisition of the Ukrainian gas assets of Cardinal Resources plc.

National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor) on farm ins and farm outs for various offshore exploration rights and on the Kudu gas to power project.

Advising Namcor on the proposed acquisition from an oil major of downstream petroleum businesses in Namibia and Botswana.

Advising Aldeasa on the £546m acquisition of World Duty Free.

Advising Babcock & Brown Infrastructure on a £570m take private recommended offer for PD Ports Plc.

Advising on the £300m listing of International Public Partnerships on the London Stock Exchange and further capital raisings.

Advising Total on the sale of its interest in the UK Continental gas interconnector to CDPQ.

Advising Veolia on the sale of a 25% interest in Southern Water to Southern Water Capital for in excess of £280m.

Advising Babcock & Brown European Infrastructure Fund on the acquisition of a strategic stake in Forth Ports Plc.

Advising Infracapital on its acquisition of Red Funnel Ferries.

Advising Government Investment Corporation of Singapore on its €1bn investment in Sintonia Infrastructure Fund.

Advising British Land on its consortium bid for Canary Wharf Estates Plc.

Advising Brake Bros Plc on a strategic review and £433m recommended offer by Clayton Dubilier and Rice.

Latest thinking and events


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