Energy & Natural Resources

The dynamic and evolving energy and natural resources sector has seen a rapid rise in its public profile in recent years, as affordable energy, security of supply and climate change concerns have risen up the political agenda. This has led to increasing scrutiny in the media and intense competitive pressure: carbon reduction, energy nationalism and renewable energy are among the big issues challenging operators in the industry.

Energy companies across the globe are seeking out new ways of harnessing energy, or more efficient means of accessing existing supplies. This means that the industry as a whole is embracing change and reconsidering business models, all against a backdrop of increased participation of National Oil Companies in energy markets, global legislative and policy changes, and constant technological innovation.

Appleby’s energy and natural resources lawyers are based in our offices around the world, in key offshore jurisdictions that are significant to the industry – such as Bermuda, BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius and the Seychelles – and work closely with onshore advisers located in all relevant jurisdictions.

We advise some of the world’s largest energy companies, governments, regulators and investors, on all aspects of the industry and related infrastructure projects, from oil and gas, mining and natural resources exploration, through the generation and production chain to final delivery and distribution.

In March 2019 we published our latest Energy & Natural Resources report, providing M&A insight and deal intelligence on this popular sector’s offshore activity in 2018.


Areas covered include:

  • Joint ventures and disposals
  • Licences, and concessions
  • Public floats, share issues, mergers and acquisitions
  • Project financing
  • Public and private offerings of equity and debt securities
  • Dispute Resolution and arbitration
  • Regulatory advice
  • Funds and investment services