Pinsent Masons appoints Rosalie Chadwick as Global Head of Oil and Gas

21 May 2021 | 01:37 pm | 2 min. read

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed corporate oil and gas specialist Rosalie Chadwick as Global Head of Oil and Gas.

With a 20-year track record in leading multi-million pound mergers and acquisitions and capital markets deals in the UKCS and across international energy hubs, Rosalie will work in tandem with Pinsent Masons’ renewables energy team, supporting major clients with deals, disputes and financings as well as the transition to zero-carbon futures.

Rosalie said: “The oil and gas industry is a fantastic sector to work in and it is a real privilege to fill this role, leading a team of industry experts who are central to our firm’s full-service global Energy offering.

“We have an extensive track record in advising Operators, funders and contractors working in the traditional oil and gas space, and in addition to this the team will continue to work alongside our highly regard renewables energy specialists in supporting clients who are strongly committed to making the transition to lower carbon business models.

“It is clear that we are at another pivotal point in the evolution of the oil and gas sector, but I can’t think of many others which have been able to rise to the challenges in such a consistent and innovative manner. I am very confident that energy transition is another development in the energy sector that our clients, and we as a firm, will take in our stride."

Throughout her career Rosalie has advised clients from super majors and NOCs to small listed independents and services companies on some of the most notable deals in the sector.

In 2021 Rosalie has advised Hitec backed NEO Energy on its $625m acquisition of Zennor Petroleum. Furthermore she advised Jersey Oil & Gas on its AIM fundraising and its Greater Buchan Area development project which is targeting industry leading low carbon intensity levels using platform electrification seen in fields in the Norwegian sector.

In addition to her career in private practice, Rosalie completed a two year secondment as Global General Counsel to an independent oil and gas company with assets in the Former Soviet Union and Middle East, during which she guided the business through the process of floating on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2007 she was seconded to Sir Tom Hunter’s private equity firm West Coast Capital in a corporate finance role where she led a series of takeovers and investments across a range of sectors.

Global Energy sector head at Pinsent Masons, Melanie Grimmitt, said: "Our global O&G practice, under Rosalie's leadership, continues to see ever- increasing levels of activity not least as many of our clients work through their energy transition strategies.  

"The energy industry is rapidly adapting as the drive to curb climate change gathers at pace across the world. We are in a strong position to be able to support our exploration and production and services clients during this transition period as they invest and innovate to support a net zero future."

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons advises Erisbeg on proposed acquisition of PageOne Communications

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Dublin-headquartered private equity firm Erisbeg on the agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of PageOne Communications from the Capita Group.

Pinsent Masons advises Breedon Group on acquisition of Robinson Quarry Masters and LSE Listing

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Breedon Group on the acquisition of Robinson Quarry Masters, a Northern Ireland based family-run quarrying and concrete block business.

Pinsent Masons advises Regenerate in the launch of its European regenerative agriculture fund

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Regenerate Asset Management in the launch of the Regenerate European Sustainable Agriculture Fund.

People who viewed this press release also viewed

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons hires international arbitration partner in Paris

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has hired partner Gaëlle Filhol to join the firm’s international arbitration practice.

Pinsent Masons advises Monaco Energies Renouvelables on refinancing of portfolio of photovoltaic power plants

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Monaco Energies Renouvelables in connection with the refinancing by Société Générale and Unifergie of 12 photovoltaic power plants with a total capacity of around 100MW.

Pinsent Masons promotes 25 to its partnership

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has promoted 25 to its partnership, boosting its sector-focused professional services capabilities.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts

We are processing your request. \n Thank you for your patience. An error occurred. This could be due to inactivity on the page - please try again.