Energy, Shipping & Offshore
Industry experience is the key
First-hand knowledge from the oil and offshore industry is a prerequisite to provide our clients with the quality and depth expected in our advising. For our oil, offshore and maritime industry department, industry knowledge is particularly important as the business is complex and specialized with highly demanding clients. Our strategy is to offer a core team consisting of lawyers with experience from high level positions in oil and oil service companies, supported by a team of partners recruited from the “tier 1” companies within e.g. M&A, finance and employment Law.
Our team’s composition is a result of a long term strategy to bring together lawyers with extensive experience from the industry and from advising the main players on the NCS.
Our strategy as your business partner is to provide 24/7 legal excellence, best practice project management and to-the-point advice at fee levels substantially below our main competitors.
The market situation for oil and oil service companies, and the demand for lower costs in the industry as a whole, should not only apply to the industrial players. As advisors, we see ourselves as being in the same boat as our clients and the legal fees from external advisors should reflect the current market situation.
When performing international work, we prefer to follow our clients on the ground. We are present when assisting our clients in their business ventures in other jurisdictions, and also cooperate with leading law firms across the world, including in countries subject to international sanctions such as Russia and Iran.
Our core team
Our team consists of experienced and commercially oriented lawyers with international experience and experience from several of the major players on the NCS. The team’s experience covers the entire value and contract chain, both from the contractor side including R&D-agreements, offshore construction, seismic operations, drilling, and maintenance – and from the oil company side with general in-house legal matters, as buyer of services from contractors, and regulatory issues towards the authorities.
Our core team lawyers have participated in several of the largest company and license transactions on the NCS the last decades, major restructurings, and financing of oil and offshore Companies.