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Graham Phillips

Graham Phillips


Graham Phillips

Graham Phillips specialises in corporate and M&A.

Graham advises private equity houses, financial sponsors and corporates on a wide range of matters, including acquisitions and disposals, takeovers, mergers, joint ventures, equity raises, restructurings, refinancings and general corporate advisory matters.

Graham acts for clients across a range of sectors including healthcare and industrials, and has extensive experience in the energy & resources sector.

  • Onex on its acquisition of Independent Clinical Services from TowerBrook Capital
  • Gyrus Capital on its acquisition of Essential Pharma Group
  • Livingbridge and management on the sale of Portman Dental Care to Core Equity Holdings
  • Iberdrola on the sale of ScottishPower's portfolio of pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired power generation assets to Drax Group plc for £702 million
  • Iberdrola on the €115 million sale of a portfolio of liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets to Temasek-owned Pavilion Energy
  • Shell on its USD$3.8 billion disposal of a package of UK North Sea assets to Chrysaor Holdings
  • Shell on its USD$900 million disposal of Thai upstream assets to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC)

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Birmingham (LLB Law) 2001
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2012
  • Partner since 2015

Awards and citations

  • "Graham Phillips is very user friendly - he is a real problem-solver and has an excellent knowledge of the sector. He is extremely well liked and respected by executive teams and performs to a consistently high standard."
    Legal 500 UK 2019
  • Listed as a rising M&A star by Legal Week in 2015