A fundamental shake up of the tax rules applying to contractors has the potential to cause increased costs and risks to the oil and gas industry.
A top lawyer has urged the oil industry to be mindful of the fallout from Shell’s Brent Spar project when considering decommissioning.
A Subsea UK event in Aberdeen next week is aimed at helping companies finance their growth ambitions.
It may have been billed as the big 50th anniversary last year but in all honesty the Offshore Technology Conference was celebrating a little early.
Oil and gas technology law specialist and head of corporate for Pinsent Masons in Aberdeen, Martin Ewan, could be described as a veteran of OTC in Houston.
The gender pay gap in the energy sector has been attributed in some part to ongoing recruitment problems in the industry, but Erica Kinmond, an employment law and diversity & inclusion specialist, and vice chair of Aberdeen’s Axis Network which promotes equal gender balance in the energy sector, says organisations should also look within to address the issue.
An energy employment expert has been headhunted from a rival company by global law firm Pinsent Masons.
Major oil and gas firms are "anticipated" to undertake a large-scale shift into the renewables marketplace, according to a new report by Pinsent Masons.
A top deal-maker for North Sea firms has called for an end to commercial behaviours which are “extremely damaging” for the industry.
Two oil and gas professionals have taken on boardroom roles at Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV).
Leading oil and gas lawyer, Martin Ewan, has been appointed president of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen.
The downturn in the oil and gas industry has been well documented but the upside – and there is one - has been the incredible amount of work that is taking place in Aberdeen in supporting and nurturing a new generation of tech start ups who have the potential to ensure the UK has a sustainable hydrocarbon industry for years to come.
Three north and north-east firms have been singled out for special praise in an annual review of the UK’s legal market.
Trade unions have big questions to answer before fears of sweeping North Sea shutdowns are justified, a top employment lawyer said.
An employment expert has insisted the industry is “not at panic stage” despite a series of North Sea industrial disputes.
The oil and gas industry has long been a pioneer for flexible working. Indeed, Shell UK’s country chair Sinead Lynch, an advocate of agile working at the corporation works part-time. Both Shell and BP pride themselves on their work / life balance opportunities.
International law firm Pinsent Masons has reported increased global turnover by 6% to £449.8 million.
Pinsent Masons Aberdeen Head of Office, Katie Williams, is relocating to Western Australia where she will build the law firm’s Asia Pacific employment practice from Perth.
A top Aberdeen energy lawyer said today that the oil and gas sector should be “confident about what it can do” ahead of OTC.
The oil and gas industry has been a male-dominated environment for the last 40 years.
Equally-qualified women should be promoted above men, a leading north-east lawyer said last night as the deadline loomed for gender pay-gap declarations.
Legal firm Pinsent Masons has been appointed to help mentor the ten start-ups selected for the Oil and Gas Technology Centre’s TechX programme.
Oilfield services leaders in the UK have been told they have “done well to survive” but need to get over risks around innovation.
Widespread job losses, wage freezes, salary reductions and reduced working hours, were symptomatic of the impact of the oil price downturn and Aberdeen felt the cold blast of sub-$40 per barrel of oil more than most cities.
The last 12 months has seen something of a ‘changing of the guard’ in the North Sea as some of the major operators loosened control while other sharpened their focus on core areas for investment which resulted in a wave of mergers and acquisitions bringing on board new entrants to the UKCS.