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John Wilkins

John Wilkins


John Wilkins

John Wilkins is a Partner in the Energy & Infrastructure Group in London with a focus on the Oil & Gas and Power sectors. John is head of the East African section of the Clifford Chance Africa Group.

John has extensive projects development experience in the energy sector with a focus on oil, gas and power. He has acted on high profile, complex world-scale projects in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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Career and qualifications

  • Joined Clifford Chance 1998
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2000
  • Partner since 2007

Awards and citations

  • Named as a star partner in the Lawyer's Transatlantic Energy Elite.
  • "Commentators note his capacity to build very good human relationships be it with a client or the party on the opposite side of the table, he is very smart to deal with and has a very effective style"
    Project, Chambers UK 2012
  • Sources describe John Wilkins as someone who excels in negotiations: "He can balance the soft with the hard; he pushes points without creating tension."
    Projects, Chambers UK 2011
  • Partner John Wilkins comes in for praise from one sponsor-side client for his knowledge of the specifics of the client's deal and for his experience. "John has a very good balance between accuracy of advice and diplomacy and pushes his points very efficiently," says the client.
    Projects, IFLR 2011