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.

 
Penelope Warne
Penelope Warne
The Senior Partner
Chairman of the UK LLP Board and Head of Energy
United Kingdom, London
Penelope Warne is The Senior Partner and Chairman of the UK Board. She is also Head of Energy.Penelope, an energy law specialist, joined the firm in 1993 to set up the Aberdeen office and has a strong...
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...
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...
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
United Kingdom, London
Matthew Culver is a partner in the energy & climate change team specialising in major projects and M&A within the energy industry, in particular, the oil and gas and renewables sectors. Over the last...
Tim Elliott
Tim Elliott
Partner
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 leads the CMS Oil And Gas Team in Dubai, advising clients on transactions and projects in the oil and gas sector across the Middle East and North Africa. John focusses his practice on acquisitions...
Helen Machin
Helen Gillies
Partner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Helen Gillies is a partner in the Corporate Group based in the Edinburgh office.She is involved in the provision of legal and deal management services in the UK merger and acquisitions and private equity...
Gordon Hay
Gordon Hay
Partner
Head of Banking & Finance, Scotland
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Gordon is head of Banking & Finance in Scotland. The CMS Banking and Finance Team is the largest in Scotland and has been top ranked by both Chambers and Legal 500 for a number of years.Gordon has a been...
Ian Herbert
Ian Herbert
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Ian Herbert is a partner in CMS’ Oil & Gas Team and advises clients on a wide range of energy related matters with a particular focus on oil and gas infrastructure projects and supply chain contracts...