Energy Unit

International experts 
Energy legal services

Our corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and employment lawyers have extensive experience working on
high profile and high-pressure matters with oil and gas operators across the world. Our team includes individuals with in-depth working knowledge of the legal systems in the UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

An international law firm 
Why choose Gilson Gray?

Our legal team is uniquely positioned to offer you the best advice and support

The benefits of our Scottish base

As legal specialists within a mixed jurisdiction, we are familiar with common law and civil law traditions, making us well placed to communicate clearly with lawyers around the world with a common legal vocabulary. We are at the heart of the UK’s domestic oil production industry and being based in Scotland offers us an advantage over other legal centres, with a lower cost base translating into lower fees for our international clients.

Our international connections

We have established excellent working relationships with specialist counsel, lawyers, firms and experts around the world, giving our clients access to a global network of legal expertise. Many of our team have previously worked with and have excellent working relationships with members of Alliuris, the Alliance of International Business Lawyers and teach worldwide.

Multi-disciplinary solutions

Oil and gas disputes are often technical and legally complex, so we take a multi-disciplinary practice approach, with well-coordinated lawyers working with in-house personnel and service providers, and external technical and specialist advisors. We are often seconded to or embedded within client organisations to secure a full understanding of our client needs.

Our legal services 
Our Energy Unit team

We have decades of legal experience in the global oil and gas industry, including

  • Maritime, wider energy, engineering, contract and dispute counsel who collectively advise on transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars
  • Advising on global commercial contract work such as international supply, distribution and licensing agreements, engineering and shipping contracts
  • Advising on the largest solar farm in Europe, acting in-house for multi-nationals, and carrying out multi-million dollar international arbitrations
  • Working as in-house senior counsel/legal manager within E&P and Decommissioning Operators
  • Our own accredited international arbitrator , who co-wrote one of the leading European textbooks on arbitration
  • Experts who have advised on the refinancing of a Spanish PLC and its UK subsidiaries
  • Advising on multi-million-pound oil and gas transactions, and manufacture and supply contracts for vessels and vessel systems across the globe.
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Findlay Anderson

Partner, Head of Corporate

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Donna Kelly-Gilmour


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Stuart Robertson

Partner, Head of Employment Law

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Derek Hamill


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Alex Garioch

Partner, Solicitor Advocate

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Rosie Walker

Partner, Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution