Energy & Offshore Law

IMG’s energy & offshore practice group provides top quality legal advice and transactional support to domestic and international companies operating in the oil and gas, mining, and renewable energy sectors. Leveraging our attorneys’ diverse experiences, IMG offers practical advice across practice areas, thereby facilitating the delivery of outstanding legal and commercial results in feasible and cost effective ways. IMG also acts as counsel in energy law disputes.

Many of IMG’s international trade and commodities cases come from the oil and gas industry. We act in relation to disputes arising under both trading and shipping contracts. We also represent some of world’s major independent oil traders on a myriad of issues relating to oil and gas trading, contractual needs, regulatory inquiries, and contentious matters.

IMG’s mining team works alongside some major players in the mining industry. We have a thorough understanding of the legal framework governing the mining industry, as well as, a rich understanding of the day-to-day administration of mining businesses. IMG frequently collaborates with its principal maritime law team, which has represented mining companies in several charter party disputes.

IMG’s energy & offshore practice group has negotiated, structured, and designed several liquid natural gas (LNG) charter party contracts. These charter parties have primarily been based on the ShellLNGTime1 form, which is essentially a time charter and easily most widely relied upon template used  for LNG charters, and the GIIGNL short-form, which is essentially a voyage charter.   Have a question about an LNG charter party? We can help. 

IMG’s offshore team plays an integral role in corporate transactions – evaluating environmental risks, advising on risk management and allocation, and exploring and devising practical solutions to environmental problems. Whether our clients have a complex joint venture, a note offering, or a project development, IMG gives clients an edge in managing the legal nuances of energy and offshore challenges.

IMG’s renewables team has been actively involved in the renewable/alternative energy industry for many years. Our lawyers have experience with advising developers, stakeholders, and funders, including venture capitalists, on the logistics of offshore construction projects, on the particulars of offshore wind, wave, and tidal projects, and on the nuances of carbon capture and storage projects.