Russell Wells

Clifford Chance

Russell Wells stands at the peak of an impressive career marked by close calls in Afghanistan when advising on the TAPI pipeline and being at the forefront of the projects wave. For many years now Wells has been one of the driving forces behind the significant expansion of Clifford Chance’s energy practice, with Clifford Chance having this year successfully launched a team in the Houston office and strategically recruited 10 lateral partners across other key locations in Washington, London and Dubai.

Looking ahead to 2024, Wells is poised to capitalise on the momentum gained in the energy practice. With a keen eye on the evolving landscape following COP28, he is committed to leveraging the impetus behind the global energy transition, envisioning playing a pivotal role in guiding clients towards achieving ambitious energy transition goals. Alongside his professional aspirations, there’s a light-hearted hope that West Ham secures another European trophy, acknowledging the unpredictability of football compared to the steadfast dedication required in his professional endeavours.