Nekton appoints David Levin as General Counsel

Nekton is pleased to announce the appointment of David Levin as its General Counsel.

David brings with him a wealth of experience from the energy sector, previously working as the leading corporate energy partner at Hogan Lovells.

David is a senior and highly experienced lawyer, cited by The Legal 500 in 2015 as «the engine of Hogan Lovells’ natural resource practice». He has advised high profile clients including Centrica, Citigroup, Cargill and Statoil, and served as lead counsel for multiple ground breaking transactions such as a $40bn infrastructure deal involving the expansion of a major gas pipeline originating in Azerbaijan.

He joins Nekton, chaired by Gerard Lopez, as the company undergoes expansion having recently acquired a 50% stake in private equity house Rise Capital AB, which focuses on pursing infrastructure investments in Russia and is seeking to increase its investment capacity in the next five years to $12bn.

Gerard says of David:

“David’s significant expertise and experience in the markets we are focusing on was too good an opportunity for us to miss as we move to the next stage of our development. David is a perfect fit for our focused team of experts. We are all delighted that he made the jump, after 30 years of private practice, latterly as a partner in one of the leading global law firms.”

David comments:

“This opportunity came at the right time in my career. I have been invited to move as general counsel by a number of clients over the years — large and small — but I did not feel until now that it was the right move for me. At Nekton I am part of a small tightly knit team of specialists headed by Gerard, a proven successful entrepreneur. Being able to input at the highest level to the strategy of the organization as well as overseeing the transactions we undertake is a perfect way of combining my skills and experience for Nekton’s benefit.”

For further information, please contact:

Alex Nekrassov / Shaya Raymond
+44 (0) 207 930 8033