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.


We regularly advise clients on the legal implications of accidental bunker spills and contamination, environmental damage, wreck removal, environmental damage, and ship recycling. IMG not only helps owners respond to oil spills, but also advises clients affected by the subject in various branches of maritime commerce.

Vessel Arrests

IMG can quickly determine the validity of a claim or defense, as well as, the priority of a secured claim, which are critical considerations for ship owners or secured creditors in large arrest and attachment proceedings. Whether seeking attachment of the assets of an elusive defendant or arrest of a sister ship on alter-ego grounds, IMG has the knowledge, resources, and flexibility to help clients achieve their objectives.

Knowledge and Experience

What We Do

IMG’s legal team has vast experience of working closely with a number of major players in the mining industry. We have a thorough understanding of the legal framework governing the industry, and advise on day-to-day administration, as well as handling transactions and acting as counsel in disputes. IMG also offers an exceptionally strong and experienced maritime law team, which has represented mining companies in several charter party disputes.

The lawyers at IMG have expertise in all aspects of LNG transportation contracts. This includes: LNG sale and purchase agreements; joint venture agreements; ship management and crewing arrangements; structuring and negotiation of LNG shipment and charter party agreements; and the financing and construction of LNG carriers including advice on LNG shipbuilding contracts and disputes.

IMG’s energy and offshore lawyers play 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 it’s a complex joint venture, a note offering, or project development, IMG’s legal skills give our clients an edge in dealing with the legal nuances in 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 of advising developers, stakeholders and funders on the logistical aspects of offshore construction projects and offshore wind projects. , offshore wind, wave, tidal, and carbon capture and storage projects.

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