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Oil & Gas lawyers

The oil and gas industry is a challenging and exciting sector which has far reaching effects on the world we live in.

The top tier CMS Oil & Gas Team is the largest UK-based team dedicated to this industry, providing advice to clients all around the world, guiding them through all the problems and pitfalls they face. We advise on all aspects of the industry; upstream, downstream, LNG, platforms, pipelines, FPSOs, shipping and transportation, gas storage, supply chain management, decommissioning, M&A and financing included.

Acting for five of the seven ‘super major’ oil and gas companies, a host of ‘majors’, NOCs, and ‘independents’, as well as contractors and financial institutions, our Oil & Gas Team is widely recognised as a market leader.

CMS advises clients on oil and gas M&A transactions across the world. We act on deals that encompass all of the major purchase and divestment structures in the oil and gas marketplace, ranging from smaller-scale farm outs to high value, multi-jurisdictional corporate and asset transactions.

The CMS team has deep experience in advising on global oil and gas projects and supply chain management. Our lawyers have advised on projects ranging from FPSO developments, trans-national crude oil and gas pipelines and major LNG infrastructure developments to onshore gas processing plants.

CMS has considerable experience of advising clients on LNG and other gas monetisation projects worldwide, offering specialist legal expertise from wellhead to burner tip.

CMS is highly experienced in drafting and negotiating oil, gas, LNG and LPG sale and purchase agreements.

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Penelope Warne
Penelope Warne
The Seni­or Part­ner
Chairman of the UK LLP Board and Head of Energy & Climate Change
United Kingdom, London
Penelope Warne is The Senior Partner and Chairman of the UK Board. She is also Head of Energy.Penelope, an oil and gas specialist, joined the firm in 1993 to set up the Aberdeen office and has a strong...
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Stephen Millar
Stephen Millar
Man­aging Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Stephen Millar is the Managing Partner for CMS based in the UK and is responsible for the management of the firm across the UK, CEE, the Middle East and Asia. He is also a member of the CMS board.Stephen...
Judith Aldersey - Williams
Judith Aldersey - Williams
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Judith Aldersey-Williams has over 25 years’ experience advising on competition and regulatory matters in the UK and now brings that experience to bear for her clients in the energy sector.Her current...
Jenny Allan
Jenny Allan
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Jenny Allan is a partner specialising in Banking and Finance.She has a particular focus on energy finance, including oil & gas and renewable projects.Jenny is dual-qualified in Scotland and England and...
Pieter Bekker
Peter Bekker
Part­ner
Head of Investment Arbitration Task Force
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Professor Peter Bekker is a partner in the International Arbitration and Energy teams and Head of the CMS Investment Arbitration Task Force. A US qualified lawyer, he practises at the crossroads of international...
Adrian Bell
Adrian Bell
Part­ner
Co-head of the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy Disputes Group | Joint Managing Director for Asia and the Middle East
United Kingdom, London
Adrian is a Partner and co-head of the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy (ICE) Disputes Group and is a qualified solicitor advocate.He advises on dispute avoidance and all types of dispute resolution...
Matthew Culver
Matthew Culver
Part­ner
Head of Oil and Gas, Middle East
United Kingdom, London
Matthew Culver is Head of the Oil and Gas Practice Group in the Middle East and is based in the Dubai and London offices.Since setting up the Dubai office in 2012, Matthew has advised on a number of high...
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Tim Elliott
Tim Elliott
Part­ner
Hong Kong
United Kingdom, London
Tim Elliott is the Head of Finance at Lau, Horton & Wise LLP and a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. He advises on a wide range of debt and leasing transactions across the asset and...
John Geddes
John Geddes
Part­ner
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
John is a Partner in the Oil and Gas team based in Dubai. John has an excellent understanding of E&P companies’ commercial and legal drivers having spent over four years on secondment in the legal teams...
Christopher Gooding
Christopher Gooding
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
I have been heavily involved in most of the major war, terrorist and civil disruption incidents of the last 30 years including problems of the Iran/Iraq, Iraq/Kuwait war, and all subsequent Middle East...