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Stronachs LLP

28 ALBYN PLACE, ABERDEEN, AB10 1YL, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 01224 845845
Fax:
Fax 01224 845800
DX:
AB41
Email:
Web:
https://www.stronachs.com
Aberdeen, Inverness

James Muir

Tel:
Work 01224 845887
Email:
Web:
www.stronachs.com
Stronachs LLP

Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources-Oil & Gas; Corporate

Position

Partner in the Energy team with more than 11 years' experience.  Focus on transactional work, particularly M&A, equity investments and joint ventures in the upstream oil and gas, technology and services sector, both on UK based and international projects.  Also advised on supply chain and commercial contracts.  James further advises clients on matters of corporate and commercial law and the exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights.

Career

Trained Stronachs LLP, Aberdeen; qualified 2007; assistant solicitor 2007-2015; partner 2015 to date

Languages

English

Member

Law Society of Scotland

Education

Aberdeen Grammar School; University of Aberdeen (2004 LLB Hons; 2005 Dip LP)

Leisure

Football, travel


Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

The team at Stronachs LLP delivers 'excellent value for money at all times' and is particularly praised for its 'extremely fast turnaround'. Its strong market profile is reflective of its excellent record in decommissioning projects, M&A, drilling and development. It is highly active in international upstream oil and gas mandates; in 2017, James Downie, James Muir (who made partner in 2017) and senior associate Ian Easton acted for Petrofac in the sale of its interest in a Mexican company, which holds an integrated service contract in the Panuco area in Mexico, to Schlumberger. Downie and Muir also provide advice on an ongoing basis to Black Sea Oil & Gas in relation to its upstream development and operations in Romania and offshore in the Black Sea. On the supply chain side, team head Ewan Neilson (who is dual-qualified in English and Scottish law) and Muir advised the management team of fast-growing technology subsea company Enpro Subsea Limited on an investment into the company by Energy Ventures.  In the area of oil and gas technology, Neilson is leading a team, which is working on an international joint venture between Norwegian, UK and Chinese entities on the construction of a ship to be used for decommissioning.

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