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Nichol, Julian T.
Julian T. Nichol
Managing Partner, London
P: +44.(0).207.448.4204
F: +44.(0).207.657.3124

Lucie Faulkner


Julian Nichol is an energy lawyer with more than 17 years of deal experience. He regularly advises on a wide range of transactional work, with a focus on representing sponsors, financial institutions, governments, and contractors in the development and financing of major power, oil and gas projects. He also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments in the energy sector.

His experience spans projects and transactions in Africa, the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America.

Chambers UK 2009 noted that: "Julian Nichol is highly thought of by market observers for his industry knowledge and exemplary drafting skills. The intellectual and commanding lawyer is responsible for pushing the team’s upstream oil and gas financing work…"

Representative Matters

Advised an Egyptian oil and gas company on a bid for a FTSE-listed international oil and gas E&P company, Egypt and the UK

Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch on a capital raising by Petroceltic, an independent oil and gas company with E&P interests in Algeria and Italy

Advised the Bahrain National Gas Company on a bid to buy an LPG trading business, Bahrain and the UK

Advised an Argentinian oil company in relation to the disposal of two oil fields and a pipeline in Ecuador

Advised Egyptian private equity house Citadel Capital on its US$850 million acquisition and borrowing-base refinancing of Rally Energy Corp., Egypt, Pakistan and Canada

Advised Citadel Capital on the restructuring of NOPC, one of its portfolio oil and gas businesses

Advised Challenger Financial Services Infrastructure Fund in relation to the acquisition of the Inexus Independent gas transporter company, UK

Advised Warburg Pincus in relation to the acquisition of a stake in Acorn Oil's North Sea oil business, UK

Advised a hedge fund on a reserve-base mezzanine loan to an international oil and gas company for the purpose of funding an exploration and development programme, Egypt

Advised the project company on the development and financing of a US$1.8 billion petrochemicals project, Saudi Arabia

Advised Pico International Petroleum on its US$330 million borrowing-base financed acquisition of the Geisum and Tawila oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Suez (Egypt’s first oil and gas field privatisation), Egypt

Advised Cheiron Corporation (a subsidiary of Pico International Petroleum) on its US$250 million borrowing-base financing for its E&P activities in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt

Advised an Egyptian oil and gas company on the termination of its operating arrangements in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt

Advised an Egyptian oil and gas company on two loan agreements with BVI security, Egypt

Advised the shareholders in relation to ongoing issues in the Nigeria LNG Project, Nigeria

Advised ExxonMobil UK Ltd on a series of farm-ins and farm-outs in the UK North Sea

Advised a super-major oil and gas company on its divided rights regime in the UK

Advised Bord Gais Eireann in relation to a Gas Transportation Agreement, Ireland

Advising an oil and gas company in connection with a gas storage project in Ghana


L.P.C., College of Law, York, 1995
LL.B., with honors, University of Lancaster, UK, 1994
Diploma in European Law, University of Limburg at Maastricht, 1993
Diplôme O’Etudes Juridiques Francaisés, Université de Nancy, France, 1992

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


Legalease, The Legal 500 United Kingdom, Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Power, 2014-2016; Real Estate – Construction, 2014