Stuart Carter, Partner

Stuart Carter, Partner, Fieldfisher

I am a partner in the Corporate Group, based in London, heading up the Oil & Gas Team. I have over 24 years' direct upstream oil & gas experience working both within private practice and industry where I held several senior in-house positions. Although I have extensive up and mid-stream experience my areas of particular expertise covers asset acquisition and disposal, including extensive farmout/in experience; royalty arrangements; concession agreements, including tax & royalty and production sharing arrangements; joint venture and unitization agreements, as well as pre-bid arrangements including study and bidding agreements and AMIs; pipeline transportation & processing arrangements including operating services; FPSO leasing and modifications, decommissioning and associated security arrangements, and commodity sales. I also advise companies in relation to early stage dispute resolution, environmental and regulatory matters as well as compliance.

I have a broad range of clients, ranging from the small privately backed E&P company to that of super-majors, but with most drawn from large publically listed independents. Although I have acted for companies on matters in many of the World's principal hydrocarbon regions my particular geographical areas of focus cover the UKCS, the Mediterranean, Africa and the Caribbean.