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Clare Kempkens

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Clare Kempkens is a partner at the firm’s London office, and serves as a practice group coordinator for the oil, gas, and resources practice within the firm’s energy, infrastructure, and resources practice group. Ms. Kempkens focuses her practice on energy work and deals with a range of associated maritime and insurance matters. Ms. Kempkens advises a wide range of contractor clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues connected with offshore operations around the world. On a day to day basis she advises on drilling contracts, supply and services contracts, EPC contracts, Sale and Purchase agreements, MOUs and associated insurance cover. Ms. Kempkens has been involved in a number of large disputes with a heavy technical content including claims concerning the design, engineering and construction of a variety of offshore units together with a series of off and onshore drilling and engineering issues.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Kempkens served as partner for an international commercial law firm where she focused on energy work and dealt with a range of associated maritime and insurance matters.

Speaking Engagements

  • IADC 2018 Indemnity Schemes and “Insurance Funds”
  • IMCA 2018 Contracts and Insurance Seminar
  • IMCA 2016 Contracts and Insurance Seminar
  • IADC 2016 “Transocean v. Providence: The restoration of sanity to English Law” (co-presenter)
  • IADC 2014 Pollution Liabilities and Termination of Contracts for Breach under English Law
  • LCIA arbitration in London concerning the termination of a drilling contract.
  • LCIA arbitration in London concerning equipment supply for a series of major offshore projects.
  • Support for drilling contractor concerning potential termination of high value drilling contract.
  • Advice and support concerning drilling contract termination and disputes concerning associated yard project.
  • EPC contract dispute in High Court for major European yard.
  • High Court injunction proceedings and associated advice for an international industry body concerning pollution liabilities and immunity issues.
  • ICC arbitration concerning a major pipeline project.
  • Advising on Sale and Purchase Agreements for two MODUs.