Caroline-Lucy Moran’s practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and equity capital markets transactions, in particular in emerging markets and the energy sector.

Practice & Background

Ms. Moran joined Akin Gump in 2012, having previously been an associate at a leading international law firm in London.   As a trainee solicitor she worked in the Singapore and Milan offices of such firm and was seconded to one of the largest energy companies in the world.  Ms. Moran was admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2010.

Ms. Moran received her B.A. (Hons) in Geography from the University of Oxford (Hertford College) in 2006, her Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, London in 2007 and completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, London in 2008.

Representative Matters

Ms. Moran’s recent engagements include:

  • representing the Administrators of Afren plc in connection with the sale from administration of certain Afren oil and gas assets and operating companies
  • providing advice to the ad hoc committee of noteholders of Afren plc in connection with its recapitalization,  with respect to its oil and gas assets located in  Nigeria, Kurdistan and across West, East and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • assisting advice to the Informal Creditors Committee of Glitnir, an Icelandic bank which had in excess of €15 billion of debt, in relation to its restructuring and composition process
  • representing Palestine Power Generation Company (PPGC) in the development of a 200MW independent power project in the West Bank of Palestine, including the power purchase agreement, gas sale and purchase agreement, EPC contract and other project documents
  • representing LUKOIL Overseas in connection with matters concerning its investment in the “super-giant” West Qurna-2 oil field, located in southern Iraq
  • representing Carlyle International Energy Partners, L.P. in the acquisition of interests in a liquid bulk storage terminal in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and subsequently its further expansion of the business into the Netherlands, the UK, France and Poland
  • representing Fortum in the divestiture of UK-based subsidiary Grangemouth CHP Limited to INEOS Industries Holdings Ltd
  • representing a consortium of Nigerian and non-Nigerian investment companies in connection with their potential investment in Nigerian petroleum assets
  • representing a private equity fund in relation to the potential acquisition of distressed North Sea assets
  • representing an AIM-listed petroleum company in connection with upstream acquisitions, divestments and project developments in Namibia, Morocco and Mauritania
  • representing a US resources company in connection with investments in petroleum assets located across West, East and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • representing a Nordic energy company in the development of biomass-to-energy projects, including joint venture and tolling arrangements
  • representing a Russian investment company in connection with matters concerning petroleum assets located in the Caribbean.

Award & Accolades

  • Chambers and Partners UK 2018 names Ms. Moran as an ‘Associate to Watch', and say “she's highly efficient and a very effective operator. She really owns the procedural and technical stuff”.
  • Chambers and Partners UK 2017 names Ms. Moran as an ‘Associate to Watch', having a “very good attitude and a very good understanding of a complex subject matter".
  • Euromoney Expert Guide: ‘Rising Stars 2017’ names Ms. Moran as a Rising Star for Energy
  • Moran won the Rising Star: Corporate award at the Euromoney / IFLR Women in Business Law Awards 2016.
  • Chambers and Partners UK 2016 names Ms. Moran as an ‘Associate to watch' and “widely admired by clients for the crucial role she plays assisting them on oil and gas issues".
  • Moran is named in the 2016 and 2015 editions of Euromoney’s LMG Rising Stars, identifying her as one of the “brightest and most talented practitioners” in her field.
  • The Legal 500 UK 2017 names Ms. Moran as recommended for oil and gas work.
  • IFLR1000 Energy and Infrastructure Guide 2014 recognizes Ms Moran as "up-and-coming" in her field.