Client: CMS Cameron McKenna

Expert witness, North Sea case

Task

Assisted a group of non-operators in their bid to remove the recently-appointed operator of major offshore assets.

Needs

Client required experience of North Sea Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs), their interpretation and surrounding industry practice.

Actions

  • Advised the high court in London on matters relating to historical and current Joint Operating Agreements as applied in the North Sea.

  • Provided opinions as to standard industry practice in cases of disputes between operating and non-operating partners.

Results

Non-operating parties won the right to remove the operator without cause, based on the terms of their existing JOA.

A successful outcome for the parties ROOTT represented