Oil & Gas

Overview

The oil and gas industry is a key area of focus for Bird & Bird. We advise a wide range of participants in the oil and gas industry at all stages of their development, including:

  • oil and gas majors
  • international and national oil companies
  • small to mid-cap E&P companies
  • oil services companies and contractors generally
  • oil and gas traders
  • government and government agencies
  • equity and debt providers.

Our experience in oil and gas is extremely broad. Our dedicated team of oil and gas lawyers, many of whom have joined from top ranked oil and gas practices, have deep industry knowledge in commercial and regulatory matters which enables them to provide practical and commercial advice on industry specific work such as concession agreements, farm-ins and farm-outs and joint ventures.

In addition to this, many of the lawyers within our oil and gas team have significant experience in dealing with oil and gas industry clients and projects, for example in corporate, banking and finance, dispute resolution, regulatory, intellectual property and commercial. Our advice is led by partners based in key geographies across our network of 27 offices, including London, Paris, Madrid, Düsseldorf, Singapore and the PRC. In that way, senior support is provided on all transactions. This enables us to combine innovative approaches with seasoned market experience. We believe that this, and the way that our lawyers work together particularly on international oil and gas related matters, sets us apart.