Glenn Kangisser

Practices

Education and Clerkships

Postgraduate Degree, Law and Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School

B.A., Economics (Hons.), Government and Political Theory, University of Manchester

Admissions

England, 2005

Profile

Glenn Kangisser is a partner with extensive international and multi-jurisdictional experience in the offshore, oil and gas, and shipping industries (contentious and non-contentious) with a particular focus on upstream exploration and production and the transportation of oil and gas. His practice emphasis is on offshore drilling and he is involved in all aspects in the “life cycle” of a drilling unit.

Glenn regularly advises clients on offshore drilling and construction disputes in the English High Court as well as in arbitrations under the LCIA, LMAA and ICC rules. Glenn has also negotiated contracts for the construction, sale, operation and employment of drilling units in the UKCS, US Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, Brazil and the Far East.

Having a sector focus enables Glenn to advise on both commercial projects and disputes in this sector. Being able to negotiate contracts and handle disputes allows Glenn to help clients find commercial solutions either to minimize the risk of potential disputes or, where these can’t be avoided, to help the clients achieve the best possible commercial outcome.

Glenn is active member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and is currently helping the IADC update their offshore daywork drilling contract. Glenn also writes regularly on various topics of interest for industry publications, including Lloyd’s List.

Selected Client Representations

  • Assisting a drilling contractor with the negotiation and drafting of a drilling contract with an independent oil company for operations offshore West Africa for two firm wells and multiple option wells.
  • Advising a drilling contractor client on a substantial dispute relating to the suspension of a drilling contract for the convenience of the operator, an independent oil company. The dispute is the subject of ongoing proceedings in the English Commercial Court.
  • Assisting a drilling contractor client with the negotiation and drafting of a drilling contract with a major oil company for operations offshore South America for a one year term plus options.
  • Advising a drilling contractor client on a very substantial dispute relating to a long-term drilling contract with an independent oil company. The operator has purported to claim force majeure and our client has initiated English High Court proceedings.
  • Assisting a drilling contractor client in a substantial ICC arbitration relating to the disputed cancellation of a construction contract for a semi-submersible drilling unit.
  • Assisting a drilling contractor client on the complex renegotiation of a drilling contract with a US independent oil company following the oil price collapse.

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