Greg May > Brodies LLP > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
AB10 6SD
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Work Department

Oil and gas.


Greg is a partner in the oil & gas team with expertise and particular focus on the drilling and service sectors. Greg has 19 years of experience as an oil and gas practitioner based in Aberdeen. He has worked extensively in-house, as well as in private practice.

Greg’s concentration over the past 14 years has been the drilling sector and he has significant in-house experience in this area including three years as General Counsel for Transocean’s Europe and Africa Business Unit based in the Paris office and; more than seven years as legal adviser to Global Marine, Global SantaFe, and ADTI – providing legal support in relation to drilling contract negotiations and the management and administration of related service sector contracts, as well the drafting and negotiation of turnkey drilling projects in the North Sea and West Africa.


US-qualified and admitted to Indiana Bar and Federal District Court, Southern District 1993; qualified in England and Wales 2004; legal counsel Oryx 1998; private practice 1999; legal counsel Transocean 2000; partner Brodies LLP 2011.


Law Society of England; Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

(Leading individuals)

Greg MayBrodies LLP

Brodies LLP has a strong track record in transformational M&A in the oil and gas sector. It also advises clients on field developments, transportation arrangements and decommissioning. Clare Munro, who leads the team, has over 20 years of experience. Greg May is well regarded for his drilling sector knowledge, while Sonia Love is noted for her FPSO field developments expertise. Rhona McFarlane is renowned for her experience of complex decommissioning matters.