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.
We advise governments and national oil companies (NOC) across the globe on protecting and developing their resources.
Our dedicated team of oil & gas lawyers has years of experience of advising NOCs and draw upon their wealth of knowledge in the industry to advise on the most suitable legal and contractual regimes to apply.
We recognise the necessity to ensure that resources are exploited in the most profitable manner for the client, both economically and socially. We also understand the legal complexity of managing a country's hydrocarbon resources, including consultation with a wide audience and the need to maintain a delicate political balance.
We have worked with a number of NOCs to negotiate contracts and production sharing agreements, source financing and establish judicial frameworks.
We have worked with them to develop a reliable infrastructure and have advised on all aspects of commercial trade including trade sanctions and bribery and corruption. We have also advised numerous NOCs on their disputes with their international oil company (IOC) contractor counterparts.