EY has announced the appointment of Simon Collier as an Associate Partner in its UK Law practice. Simon joins from DLA Piper and will be a key part of EY Law’s newly created Energy team, led by recent Partner hire Charles Morrison.
The Energy team supports clients in the UK and globally, and works alongside other EY teams and practice areas which provide support to the energy sector, as part of EY’s integrated, multidisciplinary approach.
Simon’s focus is principally on the oil and gas sector, where he has advised international clients on project development, acquisitions and disposals, and financings across the value chain. His experience includes upstream exploration and production, storage and transportation arrangements, LNG (Liquified Natural Gas), refining, and product sales and trading. He has particular experience in Africa and the Mediterranean.
Charles Morrison, Head of EY’s UK Law Energy team comments: “I am very pleased indeed to be joined in the Partner team by a lawyer of Simon’s calibre. I have worked closely with Simon for many years and I know just how much numerous clients have come to rely upon his advice and guidance. Simon’s arrival gives a real boost to the growth of the EY Law Energy team.”
Simon Collier says: “I am delighted to join the Energy team at EY. I look forward to working alongside Charles, as well as EY’s wider multidisciplinary Energy sector team, as we seek to grow the practice and provide the highest quality of service and advice to our clients.”