Natural resources are the foundation of all modern industrialised economies. From conventional and unconventional oil and gas producers, providing the baseload for our energy needs, through to miners extracting valuable resources on which we all depend, our specialist teams have the expertise and extensive experience to provide the sector focused advice required.
Oil and gas
Our marketing-leading oil and gas team combines extensive sector knowledge with exceptional M&A, capital market, finance, share incentive, projects, litigation and regulatory expertise to deliver a stand-out, integrated service to a wide range of clients. Active at every stage of the asset and corporate life cycle, our team has an outstanding track record comprising both major domestic and international upstream transactions.
When it comes to clients, we are principally focused on the independents – nimble and exciting explorers and producers with assets in Europe, Africa and beyond. Our diverse and innovative team can bring real value to resourceful companies with enormous potential, seeking to grow shareholder value through the drill bit. We also advise a range of major midstream and service sector businesses operating in the UK.
The legal experts on our mining team have years of experience advising a variety of clients on numerous deals in the sector. Working with both companies and investment banks, the team handle a range of corporate transactions including IPOs, secondary fundraisings and M&A involving mining and mining support companies.
Our experts work hard to be regarded as an extension of our clients’ own team – working with them to achieve their strategic and commercial goals – and to deliver the highest standards of quality and excellence. We deliver cost efficient and commercial solutions that reflect and support clients’ business priorities.
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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 inter-active quick reference guide.
Shepherd and Wedderburn's lawyers are "on a par with any Magic Circle firm". – Legal 500, Oil and Gas
Shepherd and Wedderburn is "extremely responsive" and attracts praise for its "excellent technical expertise and commercial awareness". – Legal 500, Oil and Gas
Watch our videos
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