Oil & Gas Energy

Oil & Gas

A series of geopolitical and market factors has driven inconstancy in the commodities markets and exerted downward pressure on profitability across the energy and natural resources sectors. In contrast to this, accelerated by the increasing global focus on tackling climate change, improving our method to sustainability and the decreasing costs linked with renewable energy technologies, the renewable energy sector is increasingly growing. Steering this new functioning landscape presents a variety of challenges, but also opportunities, for which businesses in the sector need to be well prepared.

Our oil, gas and energy specialist team consists of lawyers who are experts in their field and deliver commercial, practical and hard headed advice across all areas of contentious and non-contentious disciplines, backed by a deep understanding of the complexities of the industry. In particular, we have depth of experience of advising on corporate transactions in the sector, including high-value M&A, joint ventures and financings, and are adept at managing business critical, big-ticket litigation and arbitration.

Lawyers in our office have represented clients in the formation of a number of complex joint ventures in the oil and gas space, including transactions involving the formation of one or more companies to manage the joint venture’s assets and transactions where the participants each own undivided working interests in the assets. These joint ventures have focused on multiple opportunities in the upstream and midstream sectors, including the exploration and development of oil and gas properties, the acquisition, management and leasing of mineral interests and the development of midstream infrastructure. Working in close collaboration with our client’s business and legal teams, we develop a deep understanding of the business, financing and operational issues in the oil and gas industry, particularly with respect to the development of shale plays. This experience allows us to provide our clients insight on issues and concerns that are often important drivers of their counterparties’ legal positions.