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The "go-to" law firm in the energy insurance sector for over 35 years.

The Clyde & Co global energy insurance practice is the recognised market leader in the sector. We have been trusted to advise on many of the major energy losses, both upstream and downstream, that the market has faced over the last 35 years.

We have invested not only in the legal skills of our team, but also in their technical expertise in the upstream, downstream and renewable sectors, meaning that we have unrivalled experience and understanding of the complex engineering and contractual issues which underlie these areas.

The team is used to dealing with complex high value losses and working with engineering experts both in terms of advising insurers and producing clear and comprehensive technical evidence in arbitration or court proceedings.

We are well-versed in the standard wordings in the market and we give coverage advice on a range of issues. This experience extends to our international energy practices which are also specialists in the field.

Our Partners are active in supporting market organisations, industry events and are frequently called on for advice in a range of market-wide issues.

Experience/deals

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Total loss of a jackup drilling rig “PERRO NEGRO 6”

    Advising insurers on P&I coverage arising out of the capsize and total loss of a jackup drilling rig “PERRO NEGRO 6” offshore Angola.

    Angola

    Damage discovered during the laying of a gas export pipeline

    Advising reinsurers in relation to damage discovered during the laying of a gas export pipeline, offshore Angola.

     

    Angola

    CBI claim resulting from a bearing failure on an FPSO

    Advising insurers on a CBI claim resulting from a bearing failure on an FPSO, offshore Ghana
     

    Ghana

    Drilling rig blow-out and explosion

    K/S Endeavour. Drilling rig blow-out and explosion. Advising reinsurers in respect of loss of USD 180 million drilling rig off Nigerian coast following blow-out in January 2012

    Nigeria
  • Coverage issues following a collapse of a tailings dam in Brazil

    Advising on coverage issues in relation to a liability policy, following a collapse of a tailings dam in Brazil.

     

    Brazil

    Liabilities claim at Brazilian hydroelectric power plant

    Advising a panel of international reinsurers on their liabilities arising from strike and riot in a hydroelectric power plant in Brazil, with a stated claim of BRL 1.5 billion

    Brazil

    Disruption to the Central electricity grid

    Advising reinsurers in respect of a claim following disruption to supplies of electricity to the central grid in Colombia.

    Colombia

    Claims for environmental damage following an oil pipeline spill

    Advising liability reinsurers in relation to claims for environmental damage following an oil pipeline spill in Ecuador.

    Ecuador

    Failure of the blades of a turbine at a thermal power station

    Advising insurers in relation to a USD 50 million plus subrogated action following the failure of the blades of a turbine at a thermal power station in Peru.

    Peru

    Failure of fireretardant material at an oil refinery

    Advising reinsurers in relation to a claim arising from the failure of fireretardant material at an oil refinery expansion project in Texas, USA.

     

    United States
  • Damage to offshore FPSO

    Advising in relation to proceedings concerning coverage for damage to subsea elements of an FPSO offshore Australia

    Australia

    Total failure of a jacket launched in the South China Sea

    Coverage advice to insurers following the total failure of a jacket launched in the South China Sea

    China

    Defence of liability following collision of jacket under tow

    Acting for insured and insurers in defence of liabilities following collision of jacket under tow with a dredger, offshore Indonesia

    Indonesia

    Claims arising out of the Papua New Guinea earthquake

    Advising operating insurers in respect of claims arising out of the Papua New Guinea earthquake

    Papua New Guinea

    Cracked paint during construction of FLNG vessel in Korea

    Advising CAR insurers relating to cracked paint during construction of FLNG vessel in Korea
    South Korea
  • Cracking of export pipelines

    Advising on coverage for cracking of export pipelines in Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan

    Coverage dispute regarding failure of two gas turbines

    Advising insurers with respect to a coverage dispute regarding failure of two gas turbines, Oman

    Oman

    Coverage for gas pipeline joint failures

    Advising on coverage for gas pipeline joint failures, offshore Qatar

    Qatar

    DTEP claim for an allision with a wellhead platform

    Advising WELCAR Section II underwriters on a DTEP claim for an allision with a wellhead platform, offshore Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia

    Cracking in ethylene oxide reactors

    Advising insurers in relation to cracking in ethylene oxide reactors in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia

    Recoveries following turbine loss

    Acting for insurers in relation to the recovery of amounts due under its reinsurance agreements following turbine loss in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates
  • Claims arising out of earthquakes attributable to gas production

    Advising liability insurers in relation to claims arising out of earthquakes attributable to gas production in the Netherlands

     

    Netherlands

    Claim on the Yme MOPUstor Platform

    Advised underwriters in relation to an insurance claim by an oil services company arising out of its decision to abandon the construction of the Yme MOPUstor Platform, a mobile offshore production unit with storage in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea

    Norway

    Major loss of fixed platform in the North Sea

    Advising insurers on a major loss concerning a fixed platform in the North Sea.

    United Kingdom

    Non-disclosure of previous engineering history of UK power station

    Advising PD and BI insurers of UK power station in relation to material non-disclosure of previous engineering history

    United Kingdom

    Failure of a high voltage subsea power interconnector

    Advising insurers on coverage in relation to the failure of a high voltage subsea power interconnector between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

     

    United Kingdom

    Mooring system failure of the Gryphon FPSO

    Advising insurers following drift off of Maersk Gryphon FPSO in the North Sea.

    United Kingdom

Our Energy team

Saud Alsaab
Saud Alsaab

Partner

Jane Andrewartha
Jane Andrewartha

Partner

Lee Astfalck
Lee Astfalck

Partner

Lee Bacon
Lee Bacon

Partner

Owen Carragher
Owen Carragher

Partner

Nigel Chapman
Nigel Chapman

Partner

Conte Cicala
Conte Cicala

Partner

Taylor L. Davis
Taylor L. Davis

Partner

Robert W. Fisher
Robert W. Fisher

Partner

Angela Flaherty
Angela Flaherty

Partner

Corey Greenwald
Corey Greenwald

Partner

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