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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP


Richard Cockburn

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Energy - power & renewables, oil & gas.


Richard, a partner based in our Scottish offices, is in the energy and natural resources team. In power & renewables, he advises developers, the supply chain and funders in projects across the sector such as onshore and offshore wind, low carbon heat and solar generation. In oil & gas, his experience spans upstream and service sector work and he spent time on secondment at a major upstream player, working on a carbon capture and storage project. Richard is dual qualified in Scotland and England and Wales. He has practised in the city of London, Brussels and Scotland.


Qualified Maclay, Murray & Spens 1996: assistant, McKenna 1996; assistant, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP on merger 1997; assistant, Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP 1999; associate, Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP 2000; partner, Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP 2003; partner, Maclay, Murray & Spens LLP 2011; partner, Bond Dickinson LLP 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.


A member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

The 'precise and relevant' oil and gas team at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is 'excellent on all accounts', according to one client. Practice head Paul Stockley and Aberdeen's Richard Cockburn are both noted as 'switched on and service-minded' and recently welcomed Thomas Williams from Boodle Hatfield LLP as litigation and international arbitration partner. Chrysaor instructed the firm to handle its acquisition of a number of North Sea assets from Shell, and Serica appointed the firm to assist with its takeover of BP's interests in the Bruce, Keith and Rhum gas fields in the North Sea. Tom Beezer is based in Southampton and represented Endeavour Energy in its dispute with joint venture partners regarding the costs of rig decommissioning operations in the North Sea. On the domestic front, Alex Hirom continues to advise Barking Power on the contractual aspects of the conversion of a large gas-fired power plant in East London.

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