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Energy law

Rooted in the European oil and gas industry, with experience dating back to the 1970s and drawing on the firm’s network of specialists, our team has extensive experience in advising on energy sector transactions and operations.

With our origins in north east Scotland, Ledingham Chalmers offers an expert team rooted in the European oil and gas exploration and production sector.

For over 30 years, we have advised operators, service providers, supply chain contractors, financiers or advisers engaged in the exploration and production of oil and gas resources.

Our team has extensive experience in energy sector transactions (mergers, acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses) and operations (contract negotiation, preparation, review and dispute resolution).

Two of our consultants, David and Malcolm Laing are stalwarts of the oil and gas sector with industry experience that dates back to the 1970s. 

Our oil and gas practice has recently been enhanced by the return of head of oil and gas Uisdean Vass, and partner Laura Petrie to the Ledingham Chalmers team. 

We regularly advise on international policy, practice and regulation including production-sharing projects in the Central Asia region.

Trust our team, led by head of oil and gas Uisdean Vass to deliver services including the creation and structuring of joint ventures, commodity sale agreements, property, planning and environmental issues, wayleaves, servitudes and construction. 

What our clients and peers say

Worldwide research publication Legal 500 commends our energy law work:

Peter Murray heads the team at Ledingham Chalmers LLP, which is experienced in schemes connected with onshore and offshore wind, hydropower and wave projects, as well as CHP schemes. Other areas of strength include carbon capture, transportation and storage projects. In 2016, consultant Malcolm Laing and Craig Wilson acted for Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group on the sale of a 25% interest in Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited to Swedish energy company Vattenfall. Jim Drysdale and Neil Anderson are other notable practitioners in the team, which has a particularly strong track record acting for landowners and developers.

Jennifer Young

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