Oil and Gas

Today’s oil, gas and petrochemical industries reach into every corner of the globe. Our worldwide team of dedicated lawyers has grown with the GCC oil and gas industry across every frontier. With that growth, we have developed enduring and wide-ranging relationships with industry participants across the hydrocarbon value chain. Our oil and gas sector clients are now as diverse as the legal services that we offer them.

We provide our clients with efficient and innovative solutions to their commercial, legal, regulatory and structural challenges, including:

  • Designing and implementing upstream oil and natural gas bid rounds, obtaining or granting access to upstream acreage, farm-ins and farm-outs, joint operating arrangements, oil field service contracts, drilling rig and boat development and financing.
  • Project development and financing of LNG, refining, petrochemical, power and large-scale field developments, including partner evaluation and selection; shareholder, supply and sales agreements; utility, industrial gas and logistics agreements; corporate and project financing arrangements.
  • Natural gas, crude oil and product pipeline development and financing.
  • Crude oil, natural gas, NGL, condensate, LNG, refined product and petrochemical product sales.
  • Construction contracting using all forms of EPC and construction management contracts and appearing in a variety of arbitral and court jurisdictions in connection with construction disputes.
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, particularly in the upstream E&P, refinery and petrochemical sectors.
  • Bank and capital markets financing transactions in international and regional markets.
  • Specialized subject-matter expertise, such as the impact of WTO and trade agreement commitments; assessments of antitrust and competition law; tax advice regarding structures and sales across various jurisdictions; advice on employment arrangements, particularly in respect of executive employment.
  • Arbitration and dispute resolution across a range of jurisdictions and legal systems involving sales contracts, antitrust challenges, upstream rights and related matters.
  • Intellectual property, including evaluation and acquisition of technology licences, obtaining patents and sales of technology.

For more details of some of the services mentioned, please see our Commercial, M&A, Project Financing, International Trade and International Arbitration pages. For an initial discussion on how we can help you, please contact us.