Offshore Contractor's Guide through the English law issues arising from the latest oil price collapse and COVID-19

April 03, 2020

Following the recent dramatic fall in the oil price, and now the unprecedented and immense consequences for not only the oil and gas industry but the world economy as a whole resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, contractors in the offshore oil and gas industry are operating in a commercial environment the likes of which has never been seen before in peacetime.

In a comprehensive “Offshore Contractor’s Guide” Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP Partner James Brown discusses what offshore contractors need to be aware of and the issues under English law that may arise in the present circumstances. In this Guide, originally published in 2015 but now revised and reissued to respond to recent events, he outlines how contractors can minimise risks, and what an astute contractor can do to navigate its way round these challenges to avoid the worst consequences. He conducts an appraisal of the legal rights and duties existing in the changed circumstances.

James Brown is an English solicitor with more than 18 years of experience as a disputes lawyer. He acts in complex and high-value court and arbitral proceedings concerning engineering, construction and commercial matters for international clients operating in the offshore oil and gas, shipping and superyacht sectors.

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