Reed Smith is considered one of the leading international legal service providers in the field of energy, trade and commodities, and has both a wide range and depth of expertise in advising in relation to the production, trading, financing, transport and end use of energy, oil and gas.  This expertise enables it to provide a full and effective service to clients of all types and sizes operating in the energy, oil and gas industries worldwide. 

The firm’s experience in the energy industry covers every sector, including, in particular, the storage and production sectors involving FPSOs, FSOs and FSRUs.

In relation to FPSOs, FSOs and FSRUs, the Reed Smith Team has advised on all aspects of Production and Services Agreements, Charterparties, Operation and Maintenance Agreements, Take-off and Farm-out Agreements, including drafting and negotiation, construction and litigation.  Furthermore, the Reed Smith Team has been instructed upon a wide range of design, construction and conversion disputes relating to FPSOs and their associated subsea systems, risers and moorings.  The Team has also been instructed in relation to major loss of station keeping incidents involving FPSO damage and disconnection during storm conditions, and dealing with both resulting casualty response and contractual disputes thereafter. 

Finally, the Reed Smith Team also advises on all forms of ancillary contracts pertaining to the construction, mobilisation and operation of FPSOs, including supply contracts, towing contracts, helicopter contracts and general maintenance contracts, and also disputes arising under such contracts. 

The Reed Smith Team is instructed not only by the known major oil and gas producers worldwide, but importantly also by the smaller players, including contractors and suppliers to the industry. 

As a trademark of the service provided, the Reed Smith Team ensures that all advice is of a practical, highly relevant, no-nonsense nature and the same is delivered as expeditiously as possible.  The Reed Smith Team is available on a 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week basis.