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Paul Lowrie

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Paul Lowrie

Paul Lowrie

Partner

Paul advises insurers on energy and engineering coverage issues, and energy contractors on contractual disputes.

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Paul advises insurers on energy and engineering coverage issues, and energy contractors on contractual disputes.

Regions covered
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Paul acts for insurers on coverage and subrogation issues relating to energy, engineering, marine and construction policies. His energy practice extends to both upstream (control of well, construction and operation) and downstream (petrochemicals and power generation, including business interruption).

He also advises international energy contractors on contractual disputes arising from onshore and offshore energy projects, with a particular focus on construction disputes.

Paul spent six months in Clyde & Co's Dubai office in 2007 and maintains a professional interest in the region. The majority of Paul's work involves an international element and he regularly advises on issues relating to jurisdiction and foreign law, and also supervises cases in many jurisdictions around the world. He has conducted arbitrations under numerous rules including ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, LMAA and UNCITRAL.

Expérience
  • Advising operational underwriters on coverage issues following failure of a major subsea power transmission cable in the UK.
  • Advising EED and PD underwriters on coverage issues following drift-off of drill ships offshore India.
  • Advising EPC contractor in relation to the construction of an major onshore gas plant in the Middle East which was seriously over-budget and in delay.
  • Acting for EED well control insurance underwriters in relation to numerous well blowouts, including in India, Iraq, Kuwait, Vietnam, Uzbekistan and Australia.
  • Acting for contractors in a commercial dispute relating to the installation of a platform in the Caspian Sea, offshore Turkmenistan.
  • Acting for subrogated insurers in a recovery action in respect of a pipeline rupture offshore China.
  • Acting for underwriters in relation to coverage of alternative energy projects, including blowouts of geothermal wells, damage to offshore wind farms and failure of offshore power transmission cables.
  • Acting for WELCAR underwriters in relation to damage to gas export pipelines being laid offshore Angola and offshore Nigeria.
  • Assessing recourse options for underwriters following defective design of a jacket in the South China Sea.
  • Advising on the interpretation of knock-for-knock clauses as a matter of English law in relation to separate incidents in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Nigeria.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Assurance et réassurance

  • Énergie et ressources naturelles

Services

Services

  • Arbitrage international

  • Projets et construction

  • Risques liés aux changements climatiques

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