Oliver Irwin is a brilliant finance lawyer; knowledgeable, adaptable, well-connected and with a strategic and commercial approach.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom, 2021

Oliver advises lenders and sponsors on the development and financing of cross-border energy and infrastructure projects across a broad range of industries, many of which are the first of its kind in their sector. He has significant experience advising on multi-sourced project financings involving export credit agencies, multilaterals and development finance institutions, as well as commercial banks and traders. Oliver is frequently involved in the negotiation and structuring of complex intercreditor matters.

IFLR1000 has identified Oliver as a “Rising Star” or “Highly Regarded” every year since 2013, and he has been ranked by Chambers UK each year since 2012, where clients report that Oliver is considered “truly outstanding” and highlight his “knowledge of debt financing” and “drive to get the deal done.” In the 2022 edition of Chambers UK clients comment, “Oliver is calm, cool, collected ꟷ he knows his stuff, which shows through in tough moments of negotiations.” They also note in Chambers UK 2024 that “he’s extremely knowledgeable and responsive” and in Chambers UK 2021 that the “technical ability, precision and accuracy of his work combined with his responsiveness makes him a very good lawyer” and he “is very pragmatic, very thorough and commercial.” Oliver is also ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” for Projects, Energy & Natural Resources ꟷ Infrastructure in The Legal 500 United Kingdom (2018-2024), and was nominated by in-house counsel and peers to appear in Euromoney’s 2015, 2016 and 2017 “Rising Stars” Expert Guides. Legal 500 UK 2023 noted that Oliver “has provided a decisive contribution in very complex groundbreaking transactions” and that he “has an unparalleled ability to understand the client’s needs and to provide very sound and reliable advice to fulfill them.” Oliver was also recognized by Law360 as a 2019 MVP for Project Finance and serves on Law360’s Project Finance Editorial Advisory Board (2020-2022).