Kathy Honeywood

Kathy Honeywood

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Kathy Honeywood joined Baker McKenzie in May 2018 as a partner in the London Corporate Group. Kathy is a member of Baker McKenzie's Global Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Industry Group.

She focuses on M&A, corporate finance and joint ventures and has significant Asia Pacific experience, including secondments to China and Singapore and advising on a number of high-profile Asia outbound M&A matters.

Practice Focus

Kathy has in-depth experience in energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. She has advised: Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) on numerous high profile acquisitions and disposals around the world; the Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) and Mitsubishi Corporation on numerous acquisitions and disposals. Her work in the energy and resources sector included winning two ‘Deals of the Year’ in Asian Legal Business.

Representative Legal Matters

Recent experience in the energy, mining and infrastructure sector includes advising:

  • Mitsubishi on its USD 5.4 billion acquisition from Anglo American of a 24.5% stake in Anglo American Sur, the Chilean copper business, and its subsequent disposal of 4.06% of this stake to a special purpose vehicle controlled by Codelco and Mitsui, and the establishment of associated joint venture arrangements.
  • Mitsubishi Corporation on a Shareholders' Agreement with Anglo American in relation to its minority interest in the Anglo American Quellaveco greenfield copper mining project in Peru.
  • Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) on the proposed acquisition of the USD 5.85 billion Las Bambas copper mine project in Peru, from Glencore Xstrata.
  • Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) on its USD 19.5 billion strategic partnership with the Rio Tinto group, the largest outbound investment ever undertaken by a Chinese company.
  • Aluminum Corporation of China on the acquisition by its wholly owned subsidiary, Shining Prospect Pte Ltd, of c.12% of Rio Tinto –"M&A Deal of the Year" 2008, Asian Legal Business.
  • China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) on its USD 2.5 billion recommended tender offer for Oslo-listed company Awilco Offshore ASA, the first major cross-border transaction by an A and H-share PRC company –"Energy & Resources Deal of the Year" 2008, Asian Legal Business.
  • Royal Dutch Shell on an agreement with Viva Energy Pty Ltd for the sale of its aviation fuel business Shell Aviation Australia Pty Ltd for a total transaction value of approximately USD 250 million.
  • Royal Dutch Shell on the binding agreement to sell Shell's Australia downstream businesses to Vitol for a total transaction value of approximately AUD 2.9 billion (USD 2.6 billion).
  • Royal Dutch Shell on its acquisition of part of Repsol S.A.´s LNG portfolio outside of North America for a cash consideration of USD 4.4 billion.
  • Royal Dutch Shell on its USD 1.6 billion takeover offer for Cove Energy plc. the syndicate of banks acting as underwriters on the proposed IPO and dual listing in London and Hong Kong of Glencore International in relation to the cornerstone investments.


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (1989)


  • University College London