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As consumption of oil and gas is forecast to increase dramatically, driven primarily by economic growth in developing markets, oil and gas producers are looking to less accessible parts of the globe and to new innovative technologies to locate this increasingly valuable resource.

Exploration and production, or upstream is a complex, competitive, capital intensive and high risk industry, increasingly governed by extensive environmental, safety and financial regulations. Significant advances relating to shale gas and other new technologies mean that the E&P map is constantly changing.  All these factors make this an exciting industry to work in, and one that requires its advisers to have sector–specific knowledge backed up by a global resource capability.

Allen & Overy's integrated practice continues to be at the forefront of the upstream oil and gas sector, advising IOCs, NOCs, independents, governments, funders (equity and debt) and oilfield services companies on market leading transactions.  We have market leading upstream experts throughout our network including Austria/CIS and Asia Pacific. 

 

News & insights

News: 04 OCTOBER 2021

Arbitration partner Christopher Mainwaring-Taylor relocates to our Singapore office

Allen & Overy further strengthens its market-leading Asia Pacific Arbitration practice with the relocation of Christopher Mainwaring-Taylor (Chris), a long-standing A&O Arbitration partner, from Paris…

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News: 09 SEPTEMBER 2021

Czech Gas Networks Investments issues EUR500 million green bonds under its Green Finance Framework

Allen & Overy announced today that it has advised Czech Gas Networks Investments S.à r.l (CGNI) on its first ever green issuance and placement of EUR500m green notes with investors on international…

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Publications: 25 FEBRUARY 2021

Okpabi: Supreme Court rules that Nigerian communities can sue Shell and its Nigerian subsidiary in England

Okpabi and others (Appellants) v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another (Respondents) [2021] UKSC 3, 12 February 2021.

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

European Commission targets foreign subsidies causing market distortions

As part of a broader effort to reshape the EU’s trade policy, the European Commission (EC) proposes to expand its toolbox to tackle foreign subsidies undermining the level playing field in the EU’s…

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