The energy and natural resources sector plays a uniquely important role in global efforts to balance economic growth, environmental sustainability and social cohesion. Our Energy & Natural Resources lawyers are at the forefront of this sector and have an enviable reputation for successfully advising leading organisations within the sector on a wide variety of complex and innovative transactions.
Shepherd and Wedderburn’s dedicated team is drawn from experts across the firm with the specialist skills and practical experience necessary to take projects from initial feasibility through to completion. The team has experience in the energy and natural resources sector and a proven track record of advising clients on matters relating to energy markets and networks, renewables, oil and gas (upstream and downstream), water, waste and mining.
Our specialist team of lawyers regularly work with leading industry players, regulators, trade bodies, local authorities, developers and funders in all aspects of energy and natural resources projects, identifying industry risks and issues, analysing the implications for our clients and turning those insights into real added value.
What you need to know about MER UK
The strategy for Maximising Economic Recovery of the UK Continental Shelf (MER UK) places a positive obligation for greater collaboration and co-operation amongst the players in the oil and gas industry.You can learn more about collaborating within the remits of UK and EU competition law through our interactive quick reference guide.
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MER UK - The dividing line between collaboration and competition
Gordon Downie and Aiste Slezeviciute cover the role of competition law and considerations for the industry. In particular, they comment on the recent publication by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) on Competition and Collaboration, which sets out its position on competition law.Click here to watch