Carrie Davies, MBE Associate

Speaks:  English, Portuguese

Qualified: 2019 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  Birmingham

Secondary office:  London

Areas of expertise:

Carrie Davies, MBE

As a Projects lawyer, Carrie helps her clients to deliver challenging and complex projects in various jurisdictions. She has advised public and private sector clients in the UK and internationally, supporting them to deliver their outcomes on time and to budget.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Carrie had an extensive career as a business and management consultant in Southern Africa. She brings a wealth of practical and commercial experience, supported by her MBA, to her engagement with clients.


  • Advising a UK government department on renegotiation of a single-source contract including supporting on the development of conflict avoidance and post-contract management tools;
  • Advising a UK government department through a complex, high-pressure, politically challenging procurement and contracting process;
  • Advised the US and Mozambican governments on trade-related legal, economic and political economy matters, leading a multi-cultural team of economists, including design and management of complex projects involving multiple stakeholders from private sector, government and civil society;
  • Represented the UK government as Honorary Consul, including intervening on deaths and arrests of UK citizens, liaison with local government to arrange official visits of dignitaries including royal visits;
  • Built and developed a representative business association in Mozambique, working with member companies including Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Unilever, including advising business on legal issues, analysing and commenting on existing and draft legislation, negotiating legal reforms, facilitating legal compliance for companies, and authoring publications to de-mystify the legal framework.


Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2019

    • Career
      September 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2017

    • Education
      University of Law, LPC
    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK), trainee
  • 2015

    • Education
      Open University, LLB (Hons)
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
    • Career
      USAID Programme, Senior Trade Policy Advisor
  • 2009

    • Career
      Henley Management College, MBA
  • 2007

    • Career
      Matriz Consultoria Lda, Managing Director
  • 2006

    • Career
      Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Honorary Consul
  • 2004

    • Career
      SAL & Caldeira Advogados Lda, Senior Consultant
  • 2000

    • Career
      Mozambique Commercial, Industrial & Services Association (ACIS), Executive Director
  • 1994

    • Career
      University of London, BA (Hons)

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