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James has more than 20 years’ experience, with an extensive track record in upstream oil and gas transactions including M&A and development and operational contracts. He has experience in jurisdictions such as the UKCS, the US, Malaysia and Egypt.

He is particularly interested in decommissioning and acts for a number of operators and non-operators on decommissioning issues. He is a member of the Oil & Gas UK Legal Issues Decommissioning Workgroup and the Law Society of Scotland Energy Policy Committee.

Dual-qualified in Scots and English law, he is a recommended energy lawyer in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500, and in Chambers described by a client as "commercially astute", James Downie is highlighted for his ability to "understand the client's needs" as well as his "good practical advice".

James contributed to the “Technical and Legal Guide to the UK Oil and Gas Industry” and the “Technical and Legal Guide to Global Hydrocarbons.

Chambers James Downie   UK recommended lawyer 2016

Chambers UK 2106

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