Knowing the law is just the beginning
Stronachs’ Energy Team understands the energy industry and the needs of those involved. Our expertise reaches beyond advising on black letter law and covers key aspects of the industry’s legal and financial landscape, its commercial practices and contracting structures.
Our dedicated team of energy practitioners advises all sizes of company from start-ups to international operators. Our work encompasses traditional upstream and mid-stream projects, field developments, operations, decommissioning, M&A, offshore or onshore wind, CCUS, hydrogen, technology projects and provision of advice to supply chain.
We are experts on issues in the UKCS and have acted for clients on projects across Europe, in Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Caspian, the Far East and the Middle East.
Our senior team have decades of experience, understand the issues, can identify the risks and can provide the advice you need.
From 2022 Chambers and Partners Legal guide “Stronachs provide a very professional service for both Scottish and English law issues and are very cost-effective. I have always found them very approachable, easy to work with and supportive.” – an impressed client, with Legal 500 carrying the testimonial “impressive breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of oil and gas projects.”
Our team has produced four major publications on the energy sector – the only titles currently available which combine legal and technical oil and gas analysis. Developed together with a team of 126 industry experts, the three-volume Technical & Legal Guide to Global Hydrocarbons, and the Technical and Legal Guide to the UK Oil and Gas Industry are available from Aberlour Press.
Acquisitions and Disposals
Including the purchase and sale of upstream energy companies, and more than 50 oil and gas fields with deal values aggregating billions of dollars.
Exploration Drilling and Appraisal
Acquisition of licences in the UKCS, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas, work on international drilling campaigns, and shale gas exploration.
From concept, through the protection of intellectual property rights and licensing and confidentiality agreements, FEED, contract negotiation and financing to business sale.
Development and Production Projects
Advising small and major energy operators on field developments including construction, transportation arrangements, FPSO contracts, facilities management contracts and product sales;
Advising international companies on decommissioning issues (including decommissioning security issues). Chambers describes us as “top-notch for decommissioning”.
Including raising private equity, AIM and ISDX listings, company investments, international and multi- jurisdictional transactions.
Advising on directors duties, CVA’s, administrations, liquidations and enforcement of security.
General Due Diligence
We have produced more than 60 due diligence reports on oil/gas assets and companies and have carried out many contract reviews./
To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845
Oil & Gas News & Insights
Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 UK Guides 2024
The 2024 editions of Chambers & Partners Legal Guide UK and Legal 500 UK have been launched, with Stronachs LLP being recognised in both. The two annual reviews of the UK’s legal market rank the leading firms and lawyers in Scotland.
CPI Award – Deborah Law
Deborah Law, partner in the dispute resolution team, has been awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI). Deborah was one of eight candidates from England, Scotland and Wales to earn a merit and was ranked first of the Scottish candidates.
Employment Law Accreditation
We are pleased to share that the Law Society of Scotland has accredited partner, Anya Duncan. She joins her fellow partner, David Chalmers as an Accredited Specialist in Employment Law.