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Young, Alastair
Alastair Young
P: +44.(0).207.448.4205
F: +44.(0).207.657.3124

Salvina Ricotta


Alastair is a corporate lawyer who focuses on the energy and natural resources sector. His experience includes UK and international mergers and acquisitions, cross-border joint ventures and the development of major energy projects.

Representative Matters

Apache Corporation on the:

  • sale of its entire business in Argentina to YPF for US$800 million
  • disposal of its interests in the Scott and Telford oil fields in the UK North Sea to Edison
  • acquisition of Mobil North Sea Limited (holding significant UK North Sea assets) from Exxon Mobil for US$1.75 billion

BG Group in relation to its assets in Brazil

Sinopec on its acquisition of 49% of the shares in Talisman Energy (UK) Limited (holding significant UK North Sea assets) for US$1.5 billion.

TAQA on the establishment of the Bergermeer Gas Storage Project in the Netherlands and its strategic partnership agreement with Gazprom, the supplier of supply cushion gas to the project.

San Leon Energy in relation to its £31 million AIM placing and farm-outs in Poland to Talisman and Palomar

OGX on its acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets off-shore Brazil from Maersk.

Serica Energy on its sale to KrisEnergy of a group of its Dutch BV and Singaporean subsidiaries holding upstream oil and gas assets including the Kutai and East Seruway PSCs in Indonesia.

Suncor Energy Inc on its €445 million sale of its upstream oil and gas business in the Netherlands to Dana Petroleum plc.

Administrators of Oilexco North Sea Limited on the $505 million sale of the shares in Oilexco to Premier Oil.

BP on the establishment of its joint venture with Rio Tinto for the development of hydrogen power projects around the world.

GDF Suez (now Engie) on its acquisition of a gas storage project in the UK.

Publications and Speeches

"Fracking in Europe - EU Parliament Votes to Require Environmental Impact Assessments for Shale Gas Developments," Oil & Gas Financial Journal, October 2013

"Backing Fracing: UK Government Lays Out Shale Gas Incentives," Oil & Gas Journal, September 2013


LL.B., University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2003
B.A., Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 2000

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Solicitor in New South Wales, Australia


Legalease, The Legal 500 United Kingdom, Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Oil & Gas, 2014-2016
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide, Latin America, 2015
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide, 2017