"Memery Crystal LLP is predominantly known for its work for clients in the oil and gas and mining sectors; and the practice has a longstanding reputation for dealing with financial services and regulatory disputes. Jane Marsden is dispute resolution head, Harvey Rands ‘has enormous knowledge and experience’, and Mark Whelan is ‘particularly good’. "Legal 500, 2017
Oil & Gas: A market on the turn?
At a glance
The oil & gas industry has been facing tough times since 2014. Prices have dropped and many upstream oil & gas companies have seen a substantial fall in revenues. But things are on the turn. With demand increasing and potentially a leaner market in place there are real opportunities for businesses to capitalise on.
Michael DawesPartner, Head of Corporate
Jane MarsdenPartner, Head of Dispute Resolution
Nikola Lowry-LeeSenior Associate
Ryan LynchSenior Associate
Anne McMahonSenior Associate
Melanie Talbot (née Jory)Director
Our firm works with upstream oil and gas companies, including explorers, developers and producers.
If you are an explorer, a developer or a producer looking to secure finance to grow, be it public, private or by merger & acquisition, we can help make it happen. As most oil and gas assets are not UK based, much of our work is international, so we also work alongside the best lawyers in local jurisdictions internationally to navigate you through the local legal issues.
We assist with projects internationally that include financing (debt and equity), permitting and licence applications, joint operating agreements, drilling services, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures.
We also have a pre-eminent litigation team that has been involved in some of the highest profile oil & gas litigation cases of the last 10 years.
Acted for Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd on two AIM placings which raised US$175m and US$165m, respectively.
Advised Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited on its move from AIM to the standard segment of the Main Market, together with separate US$275 and US$250 million convertible bond issue and listing on the Luxembourg Stock.
Advising Emerald Energy Plc on its acquisition by Sinochem for £500 million by way of a scheme of arrangement.
Advised on Dual AIM and ASX listings of Tlou Energy.
Advised on a £29m placing for San Leon Energy by Brandon Hill Capital.
Advising Tlou Energy (ASX listed) on its fast track admission to AIM.
Advising Green Dragon in relation to its admission to the Official List and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Acting for Petro-Canada UK Limited in connection with the sale of UK Assets to Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited.
Acting for Chariot Oil & Gas Limited on an AIM placing which raised £90m.