Cabinet d'avocat en droit de l'énergie et offshore

Energy & Offshore

Our energy work, both contentious and non-contentious, has developed initially in the offshore sector. From this, we rapidly built a practice in drafting and advising on contracts for projects and operations, and resolving disputes, on- and offshore. 

The Energy group’s dispute resolution experience extends over the whole range of activities in the life of a project or field, from contracts for the design, engineering and construction of platforms, drilling units, pipelines and specialised ships, through claims arising from downtime, delays, changes in the scope of work and other problems occurring during operations, to issues relating to access to pipelines, completion and decommissioning.

We have a strong reputation for our effective handling of heavyweight technical disputes. The familiarity we have with technical matters is particularly valuable in casualty investigations. Where these occur offshore, we draw on our unrivalled knowledge of maritime practices and on the laws relating to pollution.

Our experience also applies to marine renewable projects (wind and tidal turbines) which have developed a lot in the past few years.

We cover Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone Africa, Asia and America.

We work for energy producers, traders, contractors/drillers, and construction companies.

Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is today, more than ever, a key commodity in a globalised and green-driven market.  The LNG market has become a fully-integrated market from the origination/production aspects to end-user delivery and new business opportunities, as an alternative marine fuel partially answering IMO’s carbon emission reduction targets.

Stream has  recognised expertise on LNG shipping-related matters, assisting some key clients of the LNG market in their projects or disputes.

Recent matters include:

  • Advising LNG Buyers on long-term supply agreements;
  • Advising on charterparties for chartering in and out of LNG vessels;
  • Advising on shipbuilding contracts for the construction of LNG vessels, including specific aspects of LNG containment systems;
  • Assisting industry players on LNG bunkering projects.

Our team has extensive expertise in the maritime renewable energy sector and has developed long lasting relationships throughout the years with major industry players and local authorities.

Our team assisted major energy companies in France and contractors in many marine renewable energy projects. We advise our clients at all stages of their projects, including: public and local stakeholders consultations, drafting of contracts (construction, supply, financing, transport & charterparties, maintenance, partnership), contract negotiations, employment and social security of seafarers, etc.

Because we are so deeply acquainted with the relevant local maritime authorities, with shipowners and brokers, we offer a unique service and our clients benefit from a network of local contacts and facilitate the establishment of partnerships which are critical to the success of their projects.

Our team is also actively involved in arbitration and ligation in the renewables sector, mainly assisting contractors, shipowners, charterers and other services providers.

Recent matters include:

  • Offshore windfarms off the coasts of France (Atlantic and the Chanel), acting mainly for owners;
  • Offshore floating windfarms off the Mediterranean coasts in France, assisting contractors;
  • Tidal power plants off the coasts of Brittany and Normandy, acting mainly for contractors;
  • Assisting LD Travocean in the frame of the supply and installation contract with EDF for the intra-grid electric cables of the Saint Nazaire offshore windfarm.

Stream has a long-standing tradition of advising key players in the oil and gas industry.

Oil and gas producers, contractors, traders and carriers, distributors and service providers to the oil and gas industry, we act for numerous players in the oil and gas chain both upstream and downstream.

We understand the dynamics, the challenges and the necessity for legal advice to serve your business and not to impede its development. Through advising numerous clients on West African contracts, Stream has developed a recognised expertise in OHADA law and contracts.

Recent matters include:

  • Advising a drilling contractor on demobilising its drilling units off the coast of the Republic of Congo amidst the covid-19 crisis
  • Assisting major trading houses in relation to contracts for supply, storage and distribution of petroleum products in several West African countries (Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Mauretania, Central African Republic…)
  • Advising a French oil producer in relation to breach of a pipeline
  • Advising an international oil and gas producer on long-term supply, transport and storage contracts
  • Representing a French oil producer following the collapse of a storage tank.

The firm is able to assist clients in any national or international disputes, arbitration and mediation within our core sectors, and in particular in the energy sector.

Our clients will benefit from a tailor-made service from lawyers who know their industry inside out, always within our objectives of excellency and efficiency. 

We are extremely active on claims and matters brought before national jurisdictions, in France and in England, but also in foreign jurisdictions with the support of local counsel.

We have also handled numerous international arbitrations with the following institutions: International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, Singapore Court of International Arbitration, London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association, Singapore Court of Maritime Arbitration, Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris, etc ….

Our team is led by a strong contingent of dual qualified English solicitors/avocats and two accredited mediators

LNG

Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is today, more than ever, a key commodity in a globalised and green-driven market.  The LNG market has become a fully-integrated market from the origination/production aspects to end-user delivery and new business opportunities, as an alternative marine fuel partially answering IMO’s carbon emission reduction targets.

Stream has  recognised expertise on LNG shipping-related matters, assisting some key clients of the LNG market in their projects or disputes.

Recent matters include:

  • Advising LNG Buyers on long-term supply agreements;
  • Advising on charterparties for chartering in and out of LNG vessels;
  • Advising on shipbuilding contracts for the construction of LNG vessels, including specific aspects of LNG containment systems;
  • Assisting industry players on LNG bunkering projects.
Marine Renewable Energies

Our team has extensive expertise in the maritime renewable energy sector and has developed long lasting relationships throughout the years with major industry players and local authorities.

Our team assisted major energy companies in France and contractors in many marine renewable energy projects. We advise our clients at all stages of their projects, including: public and local stakeholders consultations, drafting of contracts (construction, supply, financing, transport & charterparties, maintenance, partnership), contract negotiations, employment and social security of seafarers, etc.

Because we are so deeply acquainted with the relevant local maritime authorities, with shipowners and brokers, we offer a unique service and our clients benefit from a network of local contacts and facilitate the establishment of partnerships which are critical to the success of their projects.

Our team is also actively involved in arbitration and ligation in the renewables sector, mainly assisting contractors, shipowners, charterers and other services providers.

Recent matters include:

  • Offshore windfarms off the coasts of France (Atlantic and the Chanel), acting mainly for owners;
  • Offshore floating windfarms off the Mediterranean coasts in France, assisting contractors;
  • Tidal power plants off the coasts of Brittany and Normandy, acting mainly for contractors;
  • Assisting LD Travocean in the frame of the supply and installation contract with EDF for the intra-grid electric cables of the Saint Nazaire offshore windfarm.
Oil & Gas

Stream has a long-standing tradition of advising key players in the oil and gas industry.

Oil and gas producers, contractors, traders and carriers, distributors and service providers to the oil and gas industry, we act for numerous players in the oil and gas chain both upstream and downstream.

We understand the dynamics, the challenges and the necessity for legal advice to serve your business and not to impede its development. Through advising numerous clients on West African contracts, Stream has developed a recognised expertise in OHADA law and contracts.

Recent matters include:

  • Advising a drilling contractor on demobilising its drilling units off the coast of the Republic of Congo amidst the covid-19 crisis
  • Assisting major trading houses in relation to contracts for supply, storage and distribution of petroleum products in several West African countries (Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Mauretania, Central African Republic…)
  • Advising a French oil producer in relation to breach of a pipeline
  • Advising an international oil and gas producer on long-term supply, transport and storage contracts
  • Representing a French oil producer following the collapse of a storage tank.
Dispute resolution

The firm is able to assist clients in any national or international disputes, arbitration and mediation within our core sectors, and in particular in the energy sector.

Our clients will benefit from a tailor-made service from lawyers who know their industry inside out, always within our objectives of excellency and efficiency.

We are extremely active on claims and matters brought before national jurisdictions, in France and in England, but also in foreign jurisdictions with the support of local counsel.

We have also handled numerous international arbitrations with the following institutions: International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, Singapore Court of International Arbitration, London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association, Singapore Court of Maritime Arbitration, Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris, etc ….

Our team is led by a strong contingent of dual qualified English solicitors/avocats and two accredited mediators

LAWYERS

Energy & Offshore

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Mathieu Croix

Avocat au Barreau du Havre

Partner

Vy-Loan Huynh-Olivieri

Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Partner

Alexandre Besnard

Avocat au Barreau de Paris / Solicitor of England & Wales

Partner

Aymeric de Tapol

Avocat au Barreau de Paris / Solicitor of England & Wales

Partner

Peter Langlais

Docteur en Droit - Avocat

Associate

Audran de Carné

Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Associate

Frédérique Heurtel

Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Associate

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