LCIA arbitration London: dispute concerning termination of shipbuilding contract for a state of the art heavy lift and pipe lay vessel being built in China due to breaches with regard to design and delay. Settled in client's favour just ahead of hearing.
Multiple retainers on the full range of maritime issues including shipbuilding, salvage, charterparty and cargo issues and marine and war risk insurance issues.
Overseeing corporate, financial and restructuring transactions as client relationship partner.
Multiple retainers in relation to offshore incidents, actual or potential off-hire events, and force majeure events, providing strategic and legal advice and generally assisting the client to safely navigate the issues.
Legal and strategic advice on compliance issues, including consequences thereof.
Multiple retainers in relation to health and safety incidents in a variety of jurisdictions including supervising local attorneys.
Multiple retainers to give behind the scenes strategic and legal advice under EPC, FPSO, drilling and other services contracts.
Insolvency – over-seeing administration and insolvency proceedings for principal creditors.
Offshore wind - retained on behalf of contractors and developers for shallow and deepwater wind projects in the UK North Sea and offshore USA.
Nigeria: representing drilling contractor as principal creditor of oil company in insolvency proceedings.
Nigeria: representing drilling contractor in Nigerian Court proceedings concerning non-payments of sums due to contractor (settled in client’s favour).
English High Court (Comm) proceedings concerning the performance of a drilling rig – for JOA participants (settled).
Western Australia Federal Court litigation concerning operator non-performance of a drilling contract – for the drilling contractor (settled in client’s favour following mediation).
ICC arbitration in Australia concerning performance issues related to well product (for an FPSO owner/operator – settled at hearing; client made recovery).
English High Court (Comm) and Court of Appeal: represented successful drilling contractor in dispute with oil company concerning termination of contract for alleged breach and the meaning and effect of the consequential loss exclusion (reported at Transocean Drilling (UK) Ltd v. Providence Resources Plc  EWCA Civ 372).
Singapore Court: drilling contract termination dispute (for contractor – settled due to impecunious oil company).
LCIA arbitration in London concerning well control issues and non-payments (settled in client’s favour).
Advice on the application of English law to US Gulf of Mexico drilling contracts.
Advising ad hoc industry working group in US looking into alternatives to the contractual indemnity regime for major pollution incidents post-Macondo.
English High Court (Comm): claim by FPSO owner against insurers arising from damage to FPSO subsea umbilicals (settled in FPSO owner client’s favour).
English High Court (TCC): Offshore construction dispute between an offshore fabricator in a dispute with its sub-contractor in relation to scope of work, variations, defects and delay (reported at Bluewater Energy Services BV v. Mercon Steel Structures BV
English High Court (Comm): dispute concerning final account for an EPC contract for an FPSO - settled on eve of trial in client’s favour.
English High Court (Comm): acted for oil company against insurers seeking recovery following a blow out in Uzbekistan (policy subject to Uzbek law) – settled on eve of trial in client’s favour.
ICC arbitration in Paris, France concerning IP issues (for a defence contractor - won).
English High Court (Comm): Shipbuilding dispute concerning delay and repudiatory breach (reported at Adyard Abu Dhabi v. SD Marine Services  EWHC 848 (Comm)) – represented SDMS, the successful party.
LCIA arbitration in London acting for EPC contractor in dispute with its topsides sub-contractor concerning an FPSO (settled after multiple hearings over several years in client’s favour).
Advising designers/builders of swivel turret for an FPSO in relation to liabilities due to failure in operation of winch supplied by their subcontractor
Supporting owners of two offshore drilling rigs undergoing refurbishment and preparartory works for contract with Middle eastern entity
Advice on termination rights under an on-shore drilling contract for non-payment
Advising owners of brewery in Georgia (former Soviet Union) on shareholder agreement
Advising owners of brewery in Georgia (former Soviet Union) on sale of part of their interests to Dutch buyers
Advising offshore drilling contractor on regulatory requirements offshore Japan
Representing the owner of a fishing vessel suspected of pollution infringements
Representing deepwater fishing vessel owners in relation to insurance issues
Project counsel for a potential FPSO project offshore South America
Advising on consequential loss provisions
Advising on terms of major change order for remedial works on a swivel turret on an FPSO operating off Africa
M&A transaction to acquire company
Advice on GDPR requirements and processes for oil field services company
Advice on signature requirements for contract formation under English law
Advice on contractual terms for offshore oil fiield services
Advice on contractual terms for offshore oil field services
Representing engineering subcontractor in London arbitration (ICC) against EPC contractor with regard to the design of the topsides of an offshore production platform, US Gulf of Mexico;
Advising in relation to insurance issues following shipyard fire that destroyed three superyachts
Drafting and advising on design and construction contracts for high performance, high specification superyachts of various sizes including advice on termination rights for non-performance by the designer and builder
Preparing and advising upon agreement in relation to application of AI to drilling contracts
Advice on Singapore employment laws and regulations
Advice in relation to rights of termination and recovery of sums paid due to delayed/non-performance by builder; LMAA arbitration