The Status of Government contracts when regimes change

Cripps Sears’ Co-Head of Professional Services, Nicola Dennes, interviews Stuart Carter, Partner at Bond Pearce. A top 100 UK commercial law firm with a wide selection of FTSE 100 clients, Bond Pearce is a national leader in energy, retail, real estate and insurance. The firm is also recognised for having one of the largest dispute resolution practices in the country, a heavyweight property, planning and environment team and full service corporate, finance and commercial capability. Stuart has over 20 years’ industry experience in the UKCS and internationally. He was Regional General Counsel (Europe and Africa) for Burlington Resources Inc until its merger with ConocoPhillips, since when he has acted as a Consultant to several multinational oil companies, including ExxonMobil and BG Group, as well as smaller independent oil companies such as Challenge Energy, Hansa Hydrocarbons and Sterling Energy. In addition to his core geographic areas of expertise – North, West and Central Africa, and the UKCS – Stuart has also provided legal services on E&P and LNG projects in South-East Asia and the Caribbean.