Tom Edwards represents clients in the energy industry – with a focus on upstream and midstream Oil & Gas – helping his clients to protect, develop and commercialise their investments, primarily through projects and transactions.
Mr. Edwards advises the owners and operators of upstream and mid-stream assets – across the field life-cycle – on legal and contractual matters relating to: granting instruments (including licence and concession models, production sharing agreements, and risk service contracts); exploration activities; joint venturing; field development and decommissioning operations (including security arrangements); and hydrocarbon lifting, transportation, processing, and sales arrangements - including gas contracts. Mr. Edwards also advises clients on the procurement of drilling and other oilfield services.
Mr. Edwards' clients include governments, national oil companies, super majors, utilities with upstream investments, and independents: he has been engaged in representations across the globe, advising clients on their activities in the North Sea, Africa (North and Sub-Saharan), Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe. In 2017, Mr. Edwards practiced as a Registered Foreign Lawyer whilst on secondment to the Singapore office of another U.S. law firm.
Prior to that, Mr. Edwards practiced in Aberdeen from 2010 to 2014, focusing primarily on North Sea assets. During that period, he lectured and tutored students at the University of Aberdeen on legal concepts and agreements specific to the oil and gas industry. Mr. Edwards has been awarded the BOSIET and MIST safety accreditations, necessary to attend to client matters on offshore installations in the UKCS.