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Oil and gas exploration and production has been a major contributor to the Scottish and UK economy for more than 40 years.

Continuous evolution in the upstream and midstream sectors requires flexibility and innovation in every discipline to ensure the successful, profitable development of projects on and offshore – from engineering to health and safety, and legal and professional services.

Stronachs’ specialist oil and gas team, one of the leading groups of energy-focussed legal practitioners in the UK, has built a reputation for delivering dynamic, high-value, cost-effective legal services to organisations from operators to niche technology developers throughout the industry from its offices in Aberdeen and London.

We have significant experience in mergers and acquisitions; bank, corporate and private equity funding; and contractual negotiation in the UK, Europe, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and South East Asia.

Our lawyers have both the capability to work with legal and commercial teams at every level of the operator and service company landscape, including operators, finance institutions, investment banks and other professional firms on mergers and acquisition work and operators on projects as part of a team.  We also have the ability to provide advice to companies with no dedicated in-house capability.

We act for a number of oil and gas companies, including Alpha Petroleum, Dana, Eland Oil & Gas, Ophir Energy, Petrofac, Sorgenia International, JX Nippon Oil & Gas and CNR.

We also work with a wide range of companies in the supply chain, including Orion Engineering, Target Energy Group, Global Energy, Cameron DES Operations, Peterson (UK), DOF Subsea, Enpro and Rotech.

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Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Ewan Neilson

Ewan Neilson

Partner, Head of Energy

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T: 01224 845 863
M: 07801 676 293
E: ewan.neilson@stronachs.com

James Downie

James Downie

Partner, Energy

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T: 01224 845 813
M: 07980 650 286
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James Muir

James Muir

Partner, Energy

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T: 01224 845887
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E: james.muir@stronachs.com

Malcolm Donald

Malcolm Donald

Partner, Corporate and Energy

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T: 01224 845 857
M: 07966 166 292
E: malcolm.donald@stronachs.com

Oil & Gas News & Insights

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Decommissioning Security - Testing times

Decommissioning Security - Testing times

Monday 30th March 2020

We are living through a perfect storm. Russia has withdrawn from the OPEC+ arrangement and both Saudi Arabia and Russia are ramping up production. At the same time demand is...

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure

COVID-19 and Force Majeure

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Many companies in the energy industry will be very concerned about whether, given the disruption arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be able to perform their contractual obligations.  Under English...

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A Guide for Brexit Planning

A Guide for Brexit Planning

Wednesday 20th February 2019

We have produced 'A Guide for Brexit Planning' as an overall practical guide for those businesses and people involved in business and commerce and people who are looking for general...

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Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017: Goodbye to Jus Quaesitum Tertio

Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland)…

Friday 2nd March 2018

On 26 February 2018, the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 (the “Act”) came into force which provides a statutory basis for third parties to be granted rights under...

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Proposed Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations

Proposed Offshore Environmental Civil Sa…

Monday 22nd January 2018

The Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (“OPRED”) issued a consultation (“Consultation”) on 18 January 2018 in relation to the introduction of The Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations 2018...

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FPSO’s and the Human Life Cycle

FPSO’s and the Human Life Cycle

Friday 28th April 2017

“Intelligence is about being open minded”, the late, great Irish sports writer Con Houlihan once said.

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