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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

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

The dedicated energy lawyers at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP are known for acting for an enviable international client roster including developers of new electricity generation projects, leading power companies and independents. Historically strong in matters of real estate and consenting, the firm's recent focus has been on the field of renewables and gas-fired power plants where  Christopher Towner and Paul Stockley's team continues to advise on high-profile corporate and commercial transactions, energy regulation matters and high value disputes.

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