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Pinsent Masons

Energy & Natural Resources

5 ranked lawyersBand 2ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Broad practice with a high-quality renewables offering and extensive experience in the oil industry. Clients include oil majors, regulatory bodies, energy investors and financial institutions. Regularly advises on the property aspects of energy developments and on high-value M&A transactions across the energy sector. Also assists with decommissioning issues.

Strengths

One client remarks: "They are experts in their field and understand how our business works. They take a lot of effort to understand what our drivers are."

Work highlights

Acted for Jersey Oil & Gas on the £18 million acquisition of Cieco V&C from Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation and Itochu.

Acted for Red Rock Power on the sale of 50% interest in the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm to the Irish Electricity Supply Board.

Notable practitioners

Bruce McLeod is a specialist upstream oil and gas lawyer in the energy team at Pinsent Masons. He advises oil and gas companies on stock exchange listing and the acquisition and sale of assets, particularly in Africa and North America.

Ian McCarlie acts on acquisitions and disposals of renewable energy assets. He also advises on power purchase agreements and regulatory issues.
"He gets stuff done and knows when to stiffen your resolve. He's a solution-oriented and experienced lawyer who gives sound, pragmatic advice."

Rachel Warner is a legal director in Pinsent Masons' oil and gas team who specialises in upstream transactions. She regularly assists oil and gas companies with the acquisition and sale of assets, in addition to advising on decommissioning arrangements.
"Her strengths are her drafting skills and her significant experience in the upstream industry."

Rosalie Chadwick regularly handles sales and acquisitions of oil and gas assets. She has significant experience in transactions involving North Sea businesses.

Shirley Allen acts for clients on the acquisition and sale of assets in the oil and gas sector. She also has experience assisting operators with decommissioning projects.

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Scotland

Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas


Bruce McLeod
Band 1
Rachel Warner
Associates to watch
Rosalie Chadwick
Band 3
Shirley Allen
Band 3

Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy


Ian McCarlie
Band 1