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Steven Bryan

Partner, Corporate Department
London
100 Bishopsgate
London,
EC2N 4AG
United Kingdom

Fax: 44-020-3321-1166

Overview

Steven Bryan is a Partner in the London office of Paul Hastings. Mr. Bryan leads the London office's energy, natural resources, and infrastructure group. He has deep experience in a wide range of domestic and cross-border corporate work, including advising investment funds, corporations, and investment banks on public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings, and other corporate transactions.

Mr. Bryan's experience includes acting on transactions in the U.K., Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the energy, utilities, transportation, mining, water, waste, telecommunications, and real estate sectors. He is listed in Chambers' Guide as a leading individual in Corporate Finance and is listed in Legal 500 for M&A.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Steven Bryan maintains a healthy practice in domestic and cross-border M&A. He represents a variety of corporations, investment funds and banks with a focus on the infrastructure and energy fields - Chambers UK 2019

Education

  • Oxford University, St Catherine's - BA Jurisprudence

Involvement

  • Solicitor - England and Wales

  • Solicitor - Hong Kong

Recent Representations

Digital Infrastructure

  • Represented a sub sea fibre operator in the proposed acquisition of sub sea fibre operator GCX and in relation to a proposed realization

  • Represented Brookfield Infrastructure in the €3.6B consortium acquisition of TDF, the French telecoms mast operator, and on its refinancing and on the proposed sale of equity interests by Brookfield and PSP

  • Represented IFM on its bid for telecommunications operator Airwave

  • Represented a bidder on the sale of telecoms mast operator Arqiva and subsequently a shareholder on financings for Arqiva

Energy, Power and Utilities

  • Represented Northumbrian Water Group Plc on the £4B recommended public offer by a consortium led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure

  • Represented Brookfield Infrastructure on its acquisition of Brookfield Utilities U.K., the regulated electricity, water, gas, and fibre connections provider, and its £1B refinancing

  • Represented a bidder in the proposed acquisition of Brazilian power transmission utility Evoltz

  • Represented IFM on its €800M consortium acquisition of 50 Hertz, the German power distribution network

  • Represented IFM on £2B recommended consortium offer for AWG Plc, owner of Anglian Water

  • Represented Infracapital on the £5B recommended consortium offer for Kelda Group Plc, owner of Yorkshire Water

  • Represented Veolia on the sale of a 25% interest in Southern Water to Southern Water Capital for in excess of £280M

  • Represented Deutsche Bank,Ecofin, and Collins Stewart in relation to the £2.2B acquisition of Northumbrian Water and its simultaneous admission to AIM and subsequent admission to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange

  • Represented Veolia in connection with its £2B acquisition and sell down of First Aqua, the holding company of Southern Water, and the whole business securitisation of Southern Water

  • Represented Veolia Environment on the acquisition of waste company Cleanaway UK for £590M and subsequent disposal of its waste to energy and high temperature incineration business

  • Represented a financial investor on its proposed acquisition of Baltic Cable, the high-voltage interconnector between Germany and Sweden

  • Represented First Gen on the proposed acquisition and accelerated IPO for 800 MW Immingham gas fired CHP plant in U.K.

  • Represented a financial investor on the proposed €1B acquisition of the Open Grid Europe gas transmission operator in Germany

Midstream Oil and Gas

  • Represented Brookfield Capital Partners on the £360M acquisition of Greenergy, the U.K.'s largest road fuels storage and distribution operator, and the subsequent merger of Greenergy with BG Fuels, a leading Canadian gasoline and convenience retailer

  • Represented EIG Capital Partners on the sale of its interests in the Gasbol Brazilian/Bolivian gas pipeline to Fluxys S.A.

  • Represented Brookfield on its sale of gas distribution network operator International Energy Group to Ancala Capital Partners

  • Represented a financial investor in connection with the proposed acquisition of an international FPSO portfolio

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

  • Represented a consortium of financial investors on the proposed acquisition of Total's U.K. midstream and downstream petroleum assets

  • Represented a financial investor in the proposed acquisition of gas pipeline and terminal operator North Sea Midstream Partners

  • Represented Equinor SA on the sale of its interest in the Teeside Oil Terminal and Processing Facility to Total, Eni, and Conoco Phillips

  • Represented a bidder on the proposed acquisition of gas distribution networks in Brazil

  • Represented Total on the sale of its interest in the U.K. Continental gas interconnector to CDPQ

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

  • Represented 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

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

  • Represented MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas on its $370M acquisition of Wintershall (UK North Sea) Limited, the holding company of a portfolio of North Sea interests, including non-operating interests in both the Sullom Voe Terminal and Brent Pipeline System

  • Represented Star Capital on its proposed acquisition of the U.K. Government pipeline and storage system ("GPSS") from the Ministry of Defence

 Renewables

  • Represented on a proposed cross border merger between a Spanish listed renewables company and an Indian listed renewables company

  • Represented SunEdison on the $350M acquisition of the Continuum Wind Energy's assets in India

  • Represented Brookfield Renewables on the financing of its on-shore wind portfolio in Ireland and on the proposed acquisition of a wind farm portfolio in France

  • Represented a consortium of investors in the proposed development of the Blythe offshore wind farm

  • Represented WeLink on the acquisition of a solar portfolio in the U.K.

  • Represented Iberdrola on several U.K. on-shore wind farm acquisitions

Transport

  • Represented COSCO on the acquisition of an interest in container port Red Sea Gateway Terminal in Saudi Arabia

  • Represented Angel Trains in a corporate reorganisation and refinancing

  • Represented Arcus Infrastructure Partners in the acquisition of an 85% interest in A1 Motorway in Poland

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

  • Represented Brookfield Infrastructure on its acquisition, together with Abertis Infrastructure, of a controlling stake in Arteris S.A., one of Brazil's major toll road operators, for an amount in excess of €1B and in the follow on take private offer

  • Represented AIM listed PME Africa Infrastructure Opportunities Plc on its proposed reverse takeover of a South Africa-based train leasing company and the subsequent sale of its interest in the train leasing company to Principal Capital and tender offers to shareholders

  • Represented Aéroports de Paris on the $2B acquisition of TAV Airport

  • Represented the management team on the management buyout of the €2.2B Arcus European Infrastructure Fund including the Brisa toll road asset in Portugal

  • Represented Babcock and Brown Infrastructure on its $1B acquisition by Brookfield Infrastructure and related sale of PD Ports to Brookfield

  • Represented Babcock & Brown Infrastructure on a £570M take private recommended offer for PD Ports Plc

  • Represented Arcus Infrastructure Fund on the acquisition of a strategic stake in Forth Ports Plc

  • Represented Infracapital on its acquisition of Red Funnel Ferries

  • Advising a financial investor on a bid for TCB Maritime Ports in Spain

General/Other

  • Represented on the £300M listing of International Public Partnerships on the London Stock Exchange and further capital raisings

  • Represented Government Investment Corporation of Singapore on its €1B investment in Sintonia Infrastructure Fund

  • Represented a financial investor in connection with proposed take private transactions relating to IWG plc and Merlin Entertainments plc

  • Represented Mapletree on its £417M acquisition of 25 student accommodation assets across England, Wales and Scotland from Mansion Student Accommodation Fund

  • Represented City of London Corporation in the acquisition of the Barking Power Station site for £130M

  • Represented British Land on the £3B consortium bid for Canary Wharf Estates plc

  • Represented Aldeasa on the £546M acquisition of World Duty Free

  • Represented Brake Bros Plc on a strategic review and £433M recommended offer by Clayton Dubilier and Rice

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Infrastructure and Energy
Energy

Languages

English

Admissions

England and Wales Solicitor

Education

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, BBA(Law) 1988

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