Fred Bullen


Fred advises on a range of corporate and commercial transactions including private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, venture capital and growth equity investments, and general corporate advisory work.

Fred has a particular focus on the technology, infrastructure and energy sectors.

Fred has spent six months on secondment to the Corporate department of A&O Shearman's Hong Kong office.


Representative matters

Xlinks on its Series A and B equity investments from TotalEnergies, NBO, General Electric and Africa Finance Corporation, in connection with the development of a large-scale renewables power project in Morocco and the UK.

A major private equity infrastructure fund on its proposed EUR3.4bn joint venture to acquire a fixed and mobile telecoms network business.

PON on its acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Openasia Equipment Limited and Audi distributorship rights in Vietnam.

Integrated Micro-Electronics UK Limited on the disposal of all the issued share capital of STI Enterprises Limited.

Pro bono

Advising the Big Issue Group on the establishment of impact investing funds.

Volunteering with Z2K to advise vulnerable clients on applications for government disability benefits.

Advising the Gay Games on various sponsorship and partnership agreements in connection with the Hong Kong Gay Games 2023.

Working with detained asylum seekers in the UK on bail applications, specifically in relation to the UK government’s Rwanda scheme.

Working with a school in Tower Hamlets to improve the reading ability of children from the ages of 7 to 9.



Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2023


MA (Oxon), Spanish & Italian, University of Oxford, 2019

Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2020

LPC (LLM Commercial Legal Practice), BPP Law School, 2021


Italian, Spanish
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.