News 24 Jun. 2021
Curtis successfully defends foreign states' procedural privileges in the UK Supreme Court
News 23 Jun. 2021
Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai
News 09 Aug. 2021
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle enters into association with Chevalier Law in Singapore.
Event 23 Apr. 2021
Partner Borzu Sabahi to speak on Damages, Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards at Executive Training Program hosted by the Government of India and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Client Alert 13 Oct. 2021
Green Claims Code: How the UK Competition and Markets Authority is saying “enough” to corporate greenwashing
Event 21 Sep. 2021
Partner Simon Batifort Lectures on the Defense of States in Investment Arbitration at Université Paris Nanterre
News 15 Oct. 2021
Claudia Frutos-Peterson and Elisa Botero Ranked Among the Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America by Latinvex
News 13 Oct. 2021
Curtis Joins The Appellate Project to Promote Appellate Practice to Diverse Law Students
News 20 Sep. 2021
Curtis Successfully Defends the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC in U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Case
News 16 Aug. 2021
Curtis Establishes Presence in Saudi Arabia
Client Alert 05 Oct. 2021
Proposed Legislative Changes to Federal Estate, Gift and Trust Taxation
Publications 22 Sep. 2021
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
With a rich history in the oil and gas sector, Curtis advises on the full range of oil and gas activities, including the structuring, negotiating and drafting of upstream and downstream contracts, the development of oil and gas sector legislation, and the design, financing implementation and oversight of oil and gas projects and related infrastructure. In addition, the group is ranked among the global leaders for international arbitration, in which we specialize in oil and gas disputes.
Curtis is notable for its longstanding focus on the particular needs of sovereign clients, including governments, their ministries and national oil companies (NOCs) throughout the world. The firm has played a leading role in the design, financing and implementation of oil and gas infrastructure projects of national and strategic importance to clients across Central Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, often integrating analysis from experts in various fields.
The Curtis team has an outstanding track record of advising sovereign clients on oil & gas policy matters, including the drafting and implementation of oil and gas sector legislation and the structuring of bidding processes for strategic oil and gas industry projects. Our clients have also benefited from the team’s high profile successes in negotiating and renegotiating production sharing agreements and other contractual arrangements with international oil companies, ensuring that our sovereign clients and their citizens receive a fair share of revenues from their resources.
We also advise sovereign clients on energy and tax policies, their participation in international treaties and the effect of treaty obligations on the oil & gas sector, the acquisition of oil & gas interests and the resolution of disputes.
In reviewing all agreements and legislation related to the oil and gas industry, Curtis provides clients with current best practice, including the latest trends in the development of model contracts and commercial agreements. Our clients benefit from our detailed knowledge of contract law and also from the decades of practical experience we bring to dealing with disputes arising under oil and gas contracts.
Curtis can review and revise any aspect of proposed or existing oil and gas legislation, including oil and gas permits, licenses, contracts and production sharing agreements, taxation provisions, domestic crude allocations, offshore processing agreements, pipelines and supply and marketing arrangements. The firm has extensive experience advising governments and NOCs on domestic oil and gas legislation and the development and oversight of upstream contracts. Our vast international arbitration experience enables us to advise on many disputes which turn on the precise wording and interpretation of legislative or contractual provisions and adds an additional dimension to our offering to clients.
Curtis advises on virtually every aspect of the oil and gas industry, including projects and construction, tender processes, financing and capital markets, refinery and facilities upgrades, pipelines, drilling contracts and oilfield services, supply and off-take agreements, acquisitions and divestitures of oil industry assets, debt and industry restructurings, LNG vessels and finance, environmental issues, tax issues, and technology and IP matters. Curtis also advises our sovereign clients on the full range of public international law issues, from treaty drafting to day-to-day advice.
We give governments the background, analysis and information they require to fully appreciate how international law affects the state’s legal position. This enables the government to formulate its decision-making, policies and actions accordingly. The oil and gas group works hand-in-hand with a number of the firm’s other industry groups to provide clients with a completely seamless service.
George Kahale III
Matias A. Vega
Commercial Disputes - Litigation
Renewable/ Green Energy
News 07 Oct. 2021
Curtis Practices and Attorneys Recognized in the Legal 500 UK 2022
Event 19 May. 2021
Partners Timi Balogun and Marc Hammerson to speak on Nigeria's update to its oil and gas legislation at webinar hosted by AIPN
Curtis 'advises the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan on a wide range of issues in the oil and gas sector'.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - Kazakhstan Energy and Natural Resources
"Experienced advisers to national oil companies and sovereign wealth funds."
Chambers Global 2020 Africa-wide Disputes
"A deep pool of internationally experienced practitioners."
Chambers Global 2019: USA International Arbitration
"Curtis has a strong track record acting for states and government-owned entities in oil & gas matters."
Legal 500: EMEA 2019 Italy Energy
"It has a market-leading practice representing states as respondents in high-stakes investor-state arbitrations, particularly in the oil and gas sector."
Legal 500: Latin America 2018