As we approach the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is a further reminder that energy security will continue to have a major impact on oil and gas markets and how nations meet their energy requirements.
"Looking ahead to 2023, it's pretty clear that what we are looking for is boredom”, says Addleshaw Goddard partner and co-head of oil and gas, Paul Jones, after the turbulence of the past 12 months.
As we strive to move from reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energy, one area of crucial importance is offshore wind power. The development of offshore wind farms however comes with inherent safety risks and those risks need to be carefully managed.
Ithaca Energy is putting the final touches on proposals for an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange.
International law firm Addleshaw Goddard has added another high-profile partner to its Corporate and Energy team in Aberdeen.
Demand for offshore wind turbine installation vessels is forecast to become a significant issue over the next few years and may affect the pace of development of offshore wind farms.
Following the results of Round 4 and ScotWind, it is clear that joint ventures will continue to be fundamental to delivering large-scale offshore wind projects.
A change in Scotland’s income tax take could be on the cards as workers move between subsectors and between industries in the coming years.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has made a rebrand to the North Sea Transition Authority - here's the industry reaction to the move.
Reaction to news that the leading trade body for the North Sea, Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), is rebranding has varied from claims of it being a “PR stunt” to praise for a move that’s “not before time”.
A trio of high-profile losses is unlikely to stem “concerted attempts” by protestors to challenge the North Sea oil industry in court.
Scotland’s energy industry has now had some time to digest the results of arguably the most hotly anticipated offshore wind auction in history.
As COP26 draws to a close today and Glasgow bids farewell to international leaders, business leaders and global environmental campaigners, we have to hope that the commitments made over the last two weeks will be delivered in full (or exceeded) and to the agreed timescales.
Businesses are watching closely the outcomes of COP26 because decisions made in Glasgow will have a profound impact on their future, affecting what kind of activity will be possible, what kind of finance (if any), will be available and changing the value of assets currently held.
Delegates from around the world are today arriving in Glasgow ahead of a two-week conference that will test the willingness of today’s world leaders to deliver on the promises they or their predecessors made in Paris six years ago.
One of the north-east oil and gas industry's top lawyers, Bruce McLeod, has become a partner in the Aberdeen office of legal firm Pinsent Masons.
Tbilisi, guns on tables, bodyguards, Tom Hunter and now an energy transition: Never a dull moment with Rosalie
Corporate oil and gas specialist Rosalie Chadwick is comfortable with transition. Some 25 years ago she happily made the switch from hometown Edinburgh to take her first step towards a legal career as a law undergraduate at the University of Glasgow.
It could be argued it is long overdue, but the oil and gas industry is more engaged than ever in addressing Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) parity within the sector.
Many businesses which are traditionally linked to the North Sea oil and gas sector are uniquely positioned to take advantage of the high octane charge towards energy transition.
Law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed renowned dealmaker Rosalie Chadwick as its new global head of oil and gas.
Law firm Burness Paull is targeting growth for its energy business after pulling off a “coup” with the appointment of Bob Ruddiman.
Law firm Brodies has unveiled three new partners in its Aberdeen office, including two new recruits who have joined the practice from Pinsent Masons.
Shirley Allen, partner at Pinsent Masons, takes a look at the legal questions surrounding decommissioning and repurposing of North Sea assets.
Future renewables developments will need to account for continually increasing expectations around health and safety, a legal expert has warned.
As the UK and other countries seek to seize the potential in Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW), the nascent technology offers diversification opportunities for the oil and gas industry and the supply chain.