Oil & gas sector specialists with a global presence
Our global oil & gas group consists of a core team of multi disciplined lawyers with a 100% focus on the oil & gas industry. They have a thorough understanding of the industry, its drivers and the issues our clients encounter.
Due to the pioneering nature of the industry, our oil & gas clients often work in frontier markets, dealing with complex multi-jurisdictional and cross-border transactions and disputes.
They require legal advisors who are not only skilled with a deep understanding of the industry, but have a commercial approach and pragmatic mindset that can assist clients to achieve their goals cost effectively and with a minimum of risk.
The group specialises in all areas of contentious and non-contentious disciplines in oil & gas exploration and production (E&P), upstream and downstream projects and their related infrastructure.
It is supported by a wider group of lawyers with extensive experience in the oil & gas sector across corporate, commercial, finance, projects, disputes and international arbitration. This includes specialised areas such as employment, HSE, regulatory and compliance, insurance, trading and derivatives.
Our global team advises across the entire oil & gas life cycle from early exploration through to production and decommissioning.
The global exploration and production (E&P) market is one characterised by continual change and challenge. As discovery rates decline in established markets, such as the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico, new technologies open up new frontiers of exploration.
World reserves are becoming increasingly consolidated into difficult geographic, political or technical locations, driving the development of innovative business approaches and technological solutions.
Our team has advised in all of the major and emerging hydrocarbon producing areas of the world, in many cases assisting governments with oil & gas regulations and licensing rounds. This means we have an intimate knowledge of the issues facing clients entering and operating in new markets.
We have a strong track record of working with and supporting clients to achieve their goals. We ensure that we know our clients business objectives and understand their operations intimately, to provide a valuable service that ensures they take advantage of opportunities as and when they arise.