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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Paul Stockley

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Oil and gas.


Paul is a partner in and Head of the firm’s oil and gas team as well as being sector leader for the firm's energy and natural resources sector group. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 20 years and has in-house as well as private practice experience. Prior to joining the firm, Paul was senior legal counsel for six years with Hess Corporation and, prior to that, spent a period on secondment to Shell. Paul’s range of experience covers the full E&P cycle and includes licensing, concessions, production sharing contracts, joint ventures (including joint bidding agreements and joint operating agreements), development contracts, transportation, processing, marketing and sales as well as share/asset acquisitions and disposals and farm-out transactions. He has extensive experience both within the UKCS and internationally and has worked on projects in many overseas jurisdictions including Algeria, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mauretania and Thailand. Paul has also worked on renewable energy projects, including wind farm, biomass and biofuels projects. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Oil and Gas Committee of the IBA.


Solicitor, Boodle Hatfield 1993; solicitor, Bond Pearce on merger 1995; senior legal counsel, Amerada Hess Limited 1998; partner, Bond Pearce 2003; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.


The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators; The International Bar Association.

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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