Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has hired Jayson Marks to its oil and gas group as a corporate partner.

Marks has experience in the upstream oil and gas sector, having acted for exploration and production companies and service companies for about 15 years.

He specialises in domestic and cross-border acquisitions and disposals, investments, joint ventures, commercial contracts, public takeovers, IPOs, amongst other transactions.

Alistair Mackie, head of the firm’s energy and resources practice, comments on the hire: “We are pleased to welcome Jayson to our growing international oil and gas practice. Volatility in the oil and gas sector means that companies are looking at a range of investment and restructuring opportunities and Jayson’s experience in this area will further strengthen the capability we can offer to our international client base.”

Marks moves to the firm from Pinsent Masons.