Nicholas Buckworth is an English solicitor and Shearman & Sterling’s Managing Partner for the firm’s London office and the Head of the firm’s Africa Group. He has a depth of commitment and experience in the project development and finance sector, with 30 years of experience advising sponsors, lenders, and financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia on projects predominantly in the energy sector. Nicholas is a specialist in high profile and commercially sensitive first-in-kind and first-in-country projects.
Nicholas is ranked in Band 1 for Projects by Chambers UK 2017. Chambers UK 2017 also commends him on his extensive work across Africa and the Middle East noting that, ‘His strong risk analysis and outstanding communication skills make a quite big difference’.
Nicholas is also ranked as a Leading Individual by Who’s Who Legal 2016 for both Project Finance and Energy.