Blake Morgan welcomes energy specialist Mathew Kidwell back to the firm

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Leading law firm Blake Morgan has announced the appointment of energy specialist Mathew Kidwell as a Partner in their corporate team co-assigned to their Cardiff and London offices.

Having begun his career with Morgan Bruce, in 1989, Mathew returns to Blake Morgan from one of the leading U.S.-based international law firms.

He brings with him more than 20 years' experience in the energy sector, which includes acquisitions and divestitures, farm-ins and farm-outs, petroleum licensing and concessions, project development, construction and joint ventures. 

Representing oil companies, government agencies and state-owned enterprises, banks, project sponsors, developers, contractors and service providers in energy transactions, Mathew’s experience spans the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the CIS, Europe and Latin America.

He has been listed in a number of legal guides, including the World’s Leading Energy Lawyers 2017, Who’s Who Legal: Energy 2016, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and the International Who’s Who of Oil and Gas Lawyers.

Commenting on the move back to Blake Morgan, Mathew said: “After 20 years working in London and overseas, I am delighted to be returning to my alma mater, Blake Morgan, and very proud to have the opportunity to join the firm's Corporate team. The firm has evolved significantly over the years since I left Morgan Bruce as it was then known. The firm has developed a real depth of specialist expertise in numerous practice areas, as witnessed by rankings in the leading legal directories.  Blake Morgan has also, through the range and quality of its mandates, acquired a sharper focus on certain key industries, including energy.” 

Rob Cherry, Head of the Corporate and Commercial division at Blake Morgan added: “Mathew's expertise builds on Blake Morgan's growing concentration of knowledge in the energy sector and enables us to provide an enhanced offering to clients in that dynamic industry.  He has worked on major investments throughout the energy chain including oil and gas exploration and production, refining, pipelines and transportation, and power generation (from both conventional and renewable sources). His experience working around the world and on cross-border transactions also fits well with the growing importance of international business to Blake Morgan.”

Mathew is a graduate of the University of St Andrews. He has worked in a number of high profile roles with prominent international law firms.

Blake Morgan has an international portfolio of multi-national client companies (public and private), SMEs, owner managed businesses and start-ups with a need for high-quality corporate and M&A support and advice. 

The corporate team is acknowledged within the legal industry and in the independent legal directories, for providing a first-class level of service across a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, sales, private equity and joint ventures.