Offshore Oil and Gas Dispute Resolution

Our Offshore Oil and Gas Dispute Resolution team has many years of experience assisting clients with commercial disputes in the offshore construction sector, particularly related to drilling rigs and operating contracts for all types of offshore units.

Our focus and dedication in this sector coupled with our industry knowledge enables us to come to a swift understanding of the core issues in any dispute. We find the right commercial solutions for our clients, and where litigation is unavoidable, we oversee the conduct of disputes and set up legal and technical teams to support our clients through the process.

We are familiar with the conduct of all forms of dispute resolution, including High Court litigation and international commercial arbitration and mediation, as well as actions to enforce arbitral awards. Where necessary, we advise on obtaining appropriate security.

We regularly conduct international commercial arbitrations under all major international arbitration rules and in all the leading arbitration centers around the world. Our lawyers have conducted arbitrations in London, Paris, Geneva, Singapore and Hong Kong amongst others under the LMAA, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, and SCMA Rules.

We have strong relationships with international arbitrators and mediators worldwide, allowing us to effectively manage cross-jurisdictional elements of the disputes we handle.

Litigation

Jonathan Morton and William Cecil

Notification of Unreliability: Excluding Liability for Misrepresentation by Notice

It is becoming increasingly common to see allegations of misrepresentation made in shipbuilding and offshore construction disputes. In recent years here at Haynes and Boone CDG, we have seen misrepresentation claims made regarding pre-contractual statements about, for example: the time period required to carry out certain elements of a construction project; the capability of the yard or contractor to carry out the work; the standard of maintenance of a rig; the accuracy of preliminary specification details provided to a builder; and the reliability of information provided to an offshore contractor on the intended project site.

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