David Rutherford is a senior associate in the Oil & Gas practice of the London office. He joined CMS in 2009 as a trainee and has ten years’ experience in oil and gas law. David’s core practice is advising on development and infrastructure projects, EPC/procurement contracts and supply chain arrangements in the upstream oil and gas sector. His clients include oil majors, state energy companies, independents and contractors. He has been on long term secondments to BP, OMV, Maersk Drilling, BG/Shell and GDF Suez. His practice covers ‘the globe’ and has included a large degree of travel, including to Pointe Noire in Congo, Accra in Ghana and Yangon in Malaysia.
David’s particular interests cover drilling, wells services and vessel charters and advising clients on bespoke financing arrangements (including synthetic equity investments). His practice also covers a wide range of commercial matters, including: concession agreements with host governments (Licences, PSAs and PSCs); joint ventures (JOAs, UUOAs and shareholders’ agreements); infrastructure contracts, including tie-in, transportation and processing arrangements (TAs, TPAs, POSAs and CTIAs); decommissioning contracts; and product sales agreements.