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.

Contract Review and Drafting Support

Our contract review and drafting services include drafting and reviewing oil & gas agreements, such as, drilling and operating agreements, interpreting government policy and guidelines, such as, newly issued statutory provisions that affect the regulatory regime, and providing representation before regulatory agencies, such as, the United States Coast Guard.

Environmental Expertise

IMG provides assistance in the wake of shipping accidents, oil spills, and wreck savage and remediation. We also counsel client on environmental issues related to ports and harbors, warehousing, freight forwarding, combined or multimodal transportation, sale and purchase of ships, and ship registration and financing under both United States and foreign flags.

Knowledge and Experience

What We Do

Much of our international trade and commodities work comes from the oil and gas industry. We act in relation to disputes arising under both trading and shipping contracts. We also represent some of word’s major independent oil traders on all issues relating to their oil and gas trading, contractual needs, regulatory inquiries, or contentious matters.

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 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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