Simon Tysoe is a partner in the Corporate Department of the London office, and served as former Co-Chair of the firm’s Oil & Gas Industry Group. Mr. Tysoe specializes in M&A transactions in the energy sector, and has extensive experience advising clients on a range of cross-border energy and natural resources transactions including upstream, mid-stream, and downstream oil and gas M&A, joint ventures, restructuring, and project development. 

  • Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Oil & Gas Transactions
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Africa Practice
  • Latin America Practice

Mr. Tysoe's representative matters include advising: 

  • SierraCol Energy (a Carlyle portfolio company) on its US$825 million acquisition of Occidental’s (Oxy) entire onshore oil and gas portfolio in Colombia 
  • Carlyle International Energy Partners in connection with its acquisition of Mazarine Energy BV    
  • Uniper Exploration & Production in the sale of a 25% stake in the Yuzhno-Russkoye gas field to OMV
  • Apical Group on the acquisition of a 67.65% stake in Bio-Oils Energy
  • Bomin Linde LNG in its joint venture with SGD logistika to form Blue Gas
  • Buckeye Partners in the acquisition of a 50% stake in VTTI
  • Chevron on the US$900 million sale of its refinery and fuels network in South Africa and Botswana to Sinopec
  • Carlyle International Energy Partners in the acquisition of Shell Upstream Gabon and a 75% stake in Shell Gabon, by portfolio company Assala Energy Holdings
  • Helios Investment Partners on the US$461.3 million acquisition of a 60% stake in the West African downstream business of Oando
  • Helios Investment Partners on its acquisition with Vitol of a majority stake in the West African downstream business of Oando Plc and the formation of OVH Energy
  • EQUATE Petrochemicals Company on its US$3.2 billion acquisition of MEGlobal International

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, Guildford College, 2000
  • BA Modern History, University of Oxford, Lincoln College, 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English