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Charlie Denham

Charlie Denham


T +44 1224 261 021
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
6 Queens Road
AB15 4ZT
United Kingdom
Languages English

Charlie is an Associate in the Energy, Projects and Construction practice area group. He specialises in upstream oil and gas mergers and acquisitions, projects and supply chain matters. He is experienced in acting for a broad range of oil and gas companies (international, private equity funded and independent), international oilfield services contractors and equipment manufacturers. 

Charlie also advises clients on carbon capture, utilisation and storage and hydrogen joint ventures and projects, reflecting his oil and gas clients diversification as part of the energy transition. 

With more than 450 energy and climate change lawyers, including over 100 partners, the CMS Energy and Climate Change practice is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Led from its centres of excellence such as London and Aberdeen, the practice works across 75 offices globally. Building on 40 years of experience advising on power, oil & gas and renewables through to energy disputes, emerging areas and Energy Transition, CMS is uniquely placed to ensure clients receive advice best suited to their commercial needs and to our collective future.

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Relevant experience

  • BP on the disposal of exploration interests in the UKCS. 
  • ConocoPhillips on the completion of the sale of their UK oil and gas exploration and production business to Chrysaor.
  • An international oil and gas company on the intra-group transfer of interests in two UKCS oilfields. 
  • Various oil and gas supply chain clients on drafting supply chain contracts; bid reviews and negotiations. 
  • An energy sector management consultant in relation to the development of a carbon capture, utilisation and storage and hydrogen project in the UK. 
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2014 – LPC / LLM, University of Law, London

2012 – GDL, BPP Law School, London

2010 – LL.B, University of Aberdeen 

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