Partner & Co-Head Global Africa Group, Herbert Smith Freehills
Nina is a partner in the global energy team at international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. She has a particular focus on the oil & gas sector across Africa, having advised on matters involving over 40 jurisdictions throughout the African continent over the past 15 years. Nina also co-heads the firm’s Africa practice, together with London finance partner Martin Kavanagh.
Nina’s practice spans the full supply chain from upstream awards to distribution, offtake and marketing arrangements. She has particular expertise in the drafting and negotiation of asset and share purchases and farm-in/farm-out arrangements, as well as advising on joint venture structuring and related financing arrangements.
Nina is a regular speaker at Africa industry focussed events and is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer for African oil and gas mandates. She is also cited for her in depth knowledge of individual jurisdictions across Africa, including notably in Nigeria where she is one of only 3 international lawyers recognised by Chambers Global 2018 as a foreign expert in the Nigerian energy & natural resources sector.
“Nina Bowyer is an established figure in the energy market, particularly in Africa. She has great experience advising clients on projects in the oil and gas and mining sectors. One client says: ‘Nina is very reactive, listens carefully to what the client wants in order to deliver the right service and is very good in negotiations’.” (Chambers Europe 2018)