Our oil & gas team has considerable experience across the value chain in all major and emerging hydrocarbon producing areas in the world.

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    Corporate & Commercial

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    Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration

  • exploration & production oil and gas

    Exploration & Production

  • Employment, Pensions & Immigration

  • national oil companies oil and gas

    National Oil Companies

  • oilfield services oil and gas

    Oilfield Services

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    Oilfield Services

    The firm's depth of knowledge in the energy sector is exemplary.
    Legal 500 2009: Projects, energy and natural resources - Oil and gas
    Clyde & Co LLP’s oil and gas team...is praised for its depth of knowledge and wisdom.
    Legal 500 2009: Projects, energy and natural resources - Oil and gas

    We understand how the unique business relationship between operators and contractors is shaped by the complexity and variety of the global oilfield services industry.

    We advise oilfield service companies, both onshore and offshore, on all aspects of their business, including drafting bespoke contracts, and advice on contractual terms, acquiring and disposing of businesses and related joint venture and financing arrangements. We also have a wealth of experience advising on matters such as real estate purchase, sale, leasing or sub-letting of operational and corporate bases and headquarters, international and local employment issues and regulatory compliance and investigations. We have successfully acted on some of the landmark cases in the sector and are widely acknowledged as industry leaders, particularly in the area of disputes.

    With the increasing pressures on operating oil & gas fields, such as governmental regulations, in frontier markets and in ever more challenging environments, we understand how crucial it is to have support that is multi-disciplined, reliable and grounded in industry experience.Understanding the complexity and variety of the business relationships between operators and contractors as well as the detailed contractual arrangements is vital. It also requires a detailed understanding of the legal regimes governing operations at sea.  Recent events such as the Macondo incident highlight the necessity for well written contracts, and, when things go wrong, litigators who truly understand the oil & gas industry and the operating environment.

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    • Mark Walsh


    • David Leckie


    • Jonathan Silver


    • Jenny Thornton


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  • A market leading position in offshore oil and gas disputes
    Legal 500 UK 2015: Oil & Gas
  • Clyde & Co LLP is ‘deeply experienced in the oil and gas sector’
    Legal 500 2015, London: Projects, energy and natural resources
  • Clyde & Co LLP’s ‘superb' team has ‘excellent depth of specialisation'.
    Legal 500 2014: Projects, energy and natural resources - Oil and gas
  • Highly renowned for handling commercial disputes arising out of energy matters.
    Chambers UK 2014: Energy & Natural Resources
  • One of the firm's strengths is the volume of international work that it is able to handle on a regular basis owing to its global network and understanding of deals in Africa, the Middle East and incresingly Latin America, North America and Asia.
    Chambers UK 2013: Energy & Natural Resources

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