By Jonathan Davies

Steven R. Beharrell is the co-head of Fasken Martineau’s Global Energy Group. He has extensive experience and knowledge on the energy sector having spent more than 30 years as a lawyer in the industry.

During his 30 years, Steven has negotiated numerous deals around the world, in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. He has particular expertise in oil, gas, power, mining and infrastructure sectors, practising anti-bribery and corruption, capital markets, corporate social responsibility law, Government relations & ethics, investment products & wealth management, M&A, private equity & venture capital and project finance.

Some of Steven’s career highlights include closing the first independent Power Project in Kenya, and negotiating the first regulated Power Purchase Agreement in South Africa.
After joining law firm, Denton Hall & Burgin, in 1963 as a trainee, Steven studied law at the College of Law, London in 1968.

In 1990, he joined Coudert Brothers where he would remain for 15 years. He would then spend three years as senior counsel at Dewey & LeBoeuf until 2008. In 2008, Steven joined Fasken Martineau where he remains today.
In addition to his native tongue, Steven’s career has been helped by his linguistic talents in French and German.

”Super Lawyer”

In addition to his 30 years of service, Steven has been recognised by his peers on many occasions. He was recognised by Chambers UK as a ‘Leader in their field’ within ‘Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas’ in the 2011-2014 edtions. He was named ‘Natural Resources Lawyer of the Year in England’ by Corporate Intl Global Awards 2014.

Last year, he was recognised by Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, as a ‘Super Lawyer’ within his field of expertise. In 2013, he was also recognised by Legal 500 for his expertise in the field of ‘Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Oil and Gas’. And finally, in 2012 he was recognised by Chambers Global for his expertise in the field of ‘Energy: Oil & Gas.

Outside of his extensive work life, Steven likes to retire to the countryside from his Hammersmith home.

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