About us

The Energy Platform blog looks at legal and market developments in the offshore and onshore energy industry, with particular focus on issues relevant to contractors and insurers.

On a wider level Clyde & Co has the expertise to assist you in all aspects of your energy projects, from formulation of contracting strategy and negotiating terms through to performance issues and resolution of disputes. Our energy lawyers have the industry knowledge to advise on key technical matters, such as well control (including geothermal), pipelaying and trenching issues to name but a few. We also have extensive experience in relation to renewables, including onshore and offshore wind.

We offer a full-service global capability with regards to all aspects of planning, financing and construction, operating and decommissioning of onshore and offshore energy projects.  Our clients regularly instruct us to assist them at both ends of the legal spectrum, helping them with their project finance and contractual needs at the front end, as well as with any contractual disputes that may arise during or indeed after the project works.

With 40 offices around the globe, including Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa we can assist you in all the jurisdictions where you operate.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Risk analysis and allocation
  • Contracting strategy
  • Tender processes
  • Resolution of commercial disputes
  • International arbitration
  • Insurance
  • Applicable law and jurisdiction
  • Project management and delivery
  • Recovery actions
  • Liability regimes & defence
  • Environmental and pollution risk & management
  • Business interruption & delay in start-up
  • Sanctions

The Energy Platform is edited by Paul Lowrie and Sophie Shiffman.  Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.