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Andrew Shaw


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Andrew Shaw is a partner in the Oil & Gas practice at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP and has more than 20 years’ experience in oil & gas law.  

He has advised various junior, major and supermajor oil & gas companies, maritime and shipping companies, utilities and funds in relation to the upstream, midstream and downstream aspects of the oil & gas industry, including on energy transition matters.  

Andrew is focused on commercial contracts and has particular expertise in oil & gas supply chain, procurement and projects contracting, advising on exploration, development, operations, logistics, decommissioning and shipping contracts, and has advised many international companies on strategy in this area, including in relation to template agreements and global arrangements.  

He has worked on such matters across Europe (in particular the North Sea), North America, Latin America, the C.I.S, Africa, the Middle East, China, South and Southeast Asia, Australia and the Arctic.  

Andrew has undertaken secondments to the legal departments of Baker Hughes, BG, BP, Cairn Energy, ExxonMobil, GDF Suez, Petro-Canada, Talisman Energy, TAQA and Subsea 7.

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  • 2001 - PG Dip Law, Strathclyde University, Glasgow
  • 2000 - LLB (Hons), Strathclyde University, Glasgow
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21 January 2021
Life after Brexit – Im­plic­a­tions for the up­stream oil and gas sec­tor
Now that the dec­or­a­tions are packed away and the Christ­mas cake crumbs swept up, we are turn­ing our at­ten­tion to the out­come of the last minute agree­ment of the Trade and Co-op­er­a­tion Agree­ment (TCA)...
09 December 2020
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – Black Holes and Rev­el­a­tions
In Dr Jones Yeovil Ltd v The Step­ping Stone Group Ltd [2020] EWHC 2308 (TCC), the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court has raised the  spectre of oil and gas com­pan­ies not be­ing able to re­cov­er full dam­ages...
07 August 2020
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – Com­mer­cial Court Ex­am­ines Leg­al Ef­fect of “Sub­ject...
In the con­text of a crude oil voy­age charter, the Com­mer­cial Court has provided guid­ance on the leg­al ef­fect of “sub­ject to” pro­vi­sions in con­tracts.  In do­ing so, the Com­mer­cial Court noted that...
05 May 2020
Oil & Gas: Con­trac­tu­al pro­tec­tions in scrap­ping de­com­mis­sioned as­sets 
Every year hun­dreds of ves­sels and oil rigs are sold to ship­break­ing yards in South Asia, which in­clude some of the busiest break­ing yards in the world (more than 70% of ships sold for scrap end their...
22 April 2020
Oil & Gas: Trans­port­a­tion agree­ments- com­plex­it­ies in trans­ition to cost-share...
In Teesside Gas Trans­port­a­tion Lim­ited (‘TGTL’) v (1) CATS North Sea Lim­ited; (2) An­tin CATS Lim­ited; (3) Cono­co­Phil­lips Pet­ro­leum Com­pany U.K. Lim­ited; and (4) ENI UK Lim­ited [2020] EW­CA Civ 503...
19 March 2020
Oil & Gas: Force Ma­jeure in mod­el clauses
The re­cent out­break of COV­ID-19 coupled with a sud­den and dra­mat­ic drop in the oil price has already be­gun to test the op­er­a­tion and ef­fic­acy of force ma­jeure (“FM”) pro­vi­sions in oil and gas in­dustry...
06 March 2020
Oil & Gas: Hy­dro­car­bon sales - risk of loss of pre-pay­ment and without...
In VTB Com­mod­it­ies Trad­ing DAC v JSC An­ti­p­in­sky Re­finery [2020] EWHC 72 (Comm) the Com­mer­cial Court re­fused to con­tin­ue an or­der for spe­cif­ic per­form­ance re­lat­ing to the de­liv­ery of gas­oil that had been...
13 January 2020
Ship­ping & Mari­time
CMS has 74 of­fices in 42 coun­tries across Europe, the Middle East, Rus­sia, China, Hong Kong, North Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica. We are re­cog­nised as a lead­ing law firm both in the UK and glob­ally, de­liv­er­ing...
24 January 2019
Oil & Gas: Naf­togaz v Gazprom - Right to a nat­ur­al gas price re­vi­sion
Dur­ing the course of 2017 an ar­bit­ral tribunal in the case of Naf­togaz v Gazprom (SCC Ar­bit­ra­tion No. V2014/078/080)[1] rendered two awards in de­term­in­a­tion of the price re­view dis­pute between the parties...
18 January 2019
Oil & Gas: Ab­sence of send-or-pay clause does not ne­ces­sar­ily avoid li­ab­il­ity...
In Feb­ru­ary 2018, al­most three and a half years after the Re­quest for Ar­bit­ra­tion was is­sued, an award was rendered in one of the most high value ar­bit­ra­tions this past year. The over 1,000-page award...
25 July 2017
Oil and Gas: An In­el-UCTA-ble Con­sid­er­a­tion for Ex­clu­sion Clauses
The ar­gu­ments con­cern­ing the ap­plic­ab­il­ity of an ex­clu­sion clause in the face of ex­treme con­duct by the party re­ly­ing on that clause are fa­mil­i­ar to most prac­ti­tion­ers in the oil and gas sec­tor. What...
08 March 2017
Cam­paign De­com­mis­sion­ing - Is­sues with Multi-op­er­at­or Con­tracts
Multi-op­er­at­or de­com­mis­sion­ing con­tracts could play an in­creas­ingly im­port­ant role in the de­com­mis­sion­ing of oil and gas as­sets. But the chal­lenges and is­sues raised can be sig­ni­fic­ant. In the UK, the...