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I advise a range of organisations, from small, privately backed E&Ps to large publicly listed independents, as well as NOCs and government departments.
 
I have more than 26 years' UK and international experience, advising clients across the oil & gas value chain.
 
Much of my experience was gained in industry, having held a number of senior legal managerial in-house positions at notable oil & gas companies. 
 
My core areas of expertise cover:

  • Corporate and asset M&A;
  • Incorporated and unincorporated joint venture documentation, including UK and AIPN model form joint operating and unitisation agreements;
  • Farm-out and royalty arrangements;
  • Concession agreements, including tax and royalty and production sharing arrangements;
  • Pre-bid arrangements including study and bidding agreements and AMIs;
  • Pipeline transportation and processing arrangements, including operating services;
  • FPSO leasing and modifications, decommissioning and associated security arrangements;
  • Supply chain arrangements; and
  • Gas, oil and LNG sales.
My recent transactions include:
  • Advising Independent Oil & Gas PLC on the sale of 50% of its southern North Sea assets to CalEnergy Resources;
  • Advising Cabot Energy on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Rockhopper Civita;
  • Advising Pura Vida on its acquisition of interests in the Gora and Lisa Concessions, Poland.

I also advise companies in relation to early stage dispute resolution, environmental and UK regulatory compliance including anti-bribery and payments to governments.
 
I am a member of the IBA UK Energy Legal Group and vice-chair of the AIPN European & African Chapter.

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