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Burness Paull

Energy & Natural Resources

4 ranked lawyersBand 2ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Respected team covering the full spectrum of oil and gas work, including M&A transactions and overseas oil development projects, notably across Africa. Also adept at handling power and renewables matters such as grid issues. Regularly handles the real estate and planning aspects of renewable energy developments and has expertise in community renewable schemes.

Strengths

One client remarks: "The Burness Paull team has a very broad spread of experience and provides an excellent overall service."

Another client says: "The firm has excellent knowledge and experience across the oil and gas sector and provides great legal support."

Interviewees reveal: "The team is very easy to work with and quick to return sound advice."

Work highlights

Acted for Wintershall DEA on sale and purchase agreements with both INA and Cheiron regarding the partial disposal of interests in the East Damanhur concession in Egypt.

Advised MUFG on the Scottish legal aspects of the financing of the Seagreen 1 Offshore Wind Farm.

Notable practitioners

Bob Ruddiman is recognised by sources for his extensive expertise in the oil and gas sector.

Brian Hemming handles a plethora of upstream oil and gas mandates, including corporate transactions and reorganisations.
"He is a very prompt and thorough lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable regarding oil and gas transactions." "Brian is an excellent and pragmatic lawyer who is very customer-focused, personable and efficient."

Neil Bruce is a respected commercial real estate lawyer with a significant renewable energy practice. He regularly assists energy companies with consenting issues and contractual arrangements arising out of the development of both onshore and offshore wind farms.
"He is an excellent technical lawyer who has a good understanding of renewable energy."

Peter Ward maintains a respected renewable energy practice, assisting on power purchase agreements, development agreements and wind farm project development.
"His strengths are the clarity of his advice and the speed of his replies."

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Energy & Natural Resources

Burness Paull

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Location

1 Union Wynd

Aberdeen

Aberdeen City

UK

AB10 1SL

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Scotland

Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas


Bob Ruddiman
Eminent Practitioners
Brian Hemming
Band 3

Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy


Neil Bruce
Up and Coming
Peter Ward
Band 4