Focus on green transformation of the oil and gas industry
Newly emerging technologies such as digitalization, hydrogen as fuel, carbon capture and storage or repurposing of existing infrastructure have the potential to change the workings of the oil and gas industry. Our top tier IP practice can help you explore, integrate and protect such innovations.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies and programmes have become a must, especially in the energy sector. We at Bird & Bird share these values and engage passionately with our dedicated sustainability initiative in matters where we can help our oil and gas clients articulate and implement the goals that bring us closer to a sustainable future.
New financing methods and instruments have arisen to facilitate the transition of the oil and gas industry, with sustainability and ESG aspects becoming very important evaluation criteria for banks and investors. The creative minds of our banking and finance team also have the energy sector experience required to guide you through these new rules and requirements.
Commercial and regulatory challenges go hand-in-hand with change and inevitably also with the transformation of the oil and gas industry. These may include a very wide range of issues resulting from, for example, the investment into new technologies, incorporating sustainable processes, embracing renewable electricity generation or implementing energy efficiency measures. The industry-specific experience of our oil and gas lawyers puts us in a position to proactively identify and help you avoid risks and unnecessary complexities.
High-value disputes may arise from the historic legacy of and crises in the oil and gas industry, including climate change litigation, price-related commercial issues or insurance challenges as well as disputes around compliance with ESG policies and commitments. We combine our in-depth industry knowledge with the experience of our dispute resolution team to handle such litigation or arbitration.
Our valued O&G clients – international and domestic on all levels of the value chain
We advise oil and gas majors, oil companies, small to mid-cap E&P companies, oil services companies and contractors, oil and gas traders, governments and government agencies, equity providers and lenders.
Our clients represent all levels of the oil and gas value chain: upstream, midstream and downstream.
Your team – across borders and practices
With an international team spread across 30 offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Africa and North America, we're ready to help you wherever you are.
You'll benefit from working with highly experienced oil and gas lawyers, many of whom worked at the forefront of industry in top ranked oil and gas companies or practices.
We help you uncover the opportunities in change.
If you'd like to know more about how we can help take you further, please get in touch with Alfonso Bayona in Madrid or Dániel Aranyi in Budapest.