News Release

Locke Lord Continues Expansion of London Office With Addition ‎of Seasoned International Energy Lawyer Artem Faekov as ‎Partner

January 16, 2023

(LONDON) 16 January 2023 Artem Faekov has joined Locke Lord’s growing London office as a Partner in the Firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group.

Joining Locke Lord from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Faekov concentrates on cross-border corporate and investment transactions, projects related to technology, media and telecom, energy and infrastructure as well as emerging markets. He has deep experience across a range of transaction types, including M&A, joint ventures, project development and finance, corporate finance and structuring, privatisations and private investments by corporates, funds and family offices.

Faekov’s addition closely follows several recent strategic hires in the Firm’s London and ‎Brussels offices, including Kieran Stone, Nick Elwell-Sutton, Leigh Smith and Dominic Farnsworth as Partners, Giovanni Visintini as Senior ‎Counsel and Neale Christy, Bart Lieben and Mathieu Mortelé as Counsel.

“Artem is a highly respected practitioner who brings to the Firm vast cross-border transactional experience and knowledge, particularly in project finance and development as well as the energy and natural resources sectors,” said Locke Lord London Office Managing Partner David Grant. “His addition marks the latest milestone in the continued growth of Locke Lord’s London office, and his arrival combined with our talented team of energy lawyers throughout our offices in the United States and London will be essential to providing our clients with an expanded roster of services globally.”

Faekov has been widely recognised for his experience, including in Euromoney’s World’s Leading Lawyers Expert Guides: Banking, Finance and Transactional. He was also listed as a Notable Practitioner in IFLR 1000 UK and recognised by Legal 500, Corporate and Commercial: M&A and Private Equity.

“Locke Lord is a natural fit for me with its impressive platform and outstanding reputation in the energy industry,” Faekov said. “I am thrilled to join Locke Lord’s London office and look forward to collaborating closely with leading dealmakers across the Firm to further facilitate the growth of my practice and build upon the fantastic momentum the group has established‎.”

Locke Lord is one of the world's preeminent energy law firms. The Firm’s energy team in London provides full-service capabilities to clients in every discipline of the energy business, including: mergers and acquisitions, capital markets (main market and AIM market transactions on the London Stock Exchange, including premium and standard listings), finance, asset acquisitions and dispositions, operations, contracts, joint ventures, private equity, regulatory, litigation and dispute resolution, project development, real estate, labour and employment, intellectual property and bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency.


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advises major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and overseas-based investors in the areas of asset finance, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate M&A, data centres, dispute resolution, employment, energy, financial services, intellectual property, real estate, and restructuring and insolvency. Locke Lord's London office is a gateway for the Firm’s international work in Asia Pacific, India, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 135 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.