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Client: CMS Cameron McKenna

Expert witness, North Sea case


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


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


  • 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.


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

A successful outcome for the parties ROOTT represented