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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).

Our oil and gas practice has recently been enhanced by the return of head of oil and gas Uisdean Vass 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

Research carried out by legal directory Legal 500 also comments on our renewable energy work:

Ledingham Chalmers LLP is regularly involved in CHP and onshore renewable energy projects, with particular experience of advising landowners on wind, and acting for landowners and developers in hydro schemes. Noted for its historical strengths in the oil and gas sector, the firm is also being increasingly sought-after to assist oil and gas industry clients with opportunities in offshore wind. In addition, the practice is rounded out by projects spanning areas such as wave and tidal, carbon capture, transportation and storage. Clients include Arjo Wiggins Fine Papers, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group and Puffin Energy Limited. Peter Murray and Jim Drysdale co-head the practice. Neil Anderson and consultant Allan Collie are other notable individuals.