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In an increasingly complex and changing environment, the world’s energy sector presents unique challenges and opportunities where companies must develop new business strategies in order to stay competitive.

They must address the uncertainties of shifting global supply and demand, the cost of exploration, the growing need for new generation capacity and expanded electricity distribution, price volatility, the challenges in decarbonising our energy system to meet climate change targets and the socio-political drivers demanding more rigorous regulation and greater social responsibility.

Our energy practice group is widely considered as the market leader in the recruitment of specialist energy lawyers, particularly at Partner and General Counsel Level, where we have been behind many of the biggest headline moves over the course of the past decade.

At Sandgate we work with the world’s top law firms, major and independent commercial oil companies, government and national oil companies, petrochemical producers, renewable energy companies, oil field service firms, private equity investors, sovereign wealth funds and regulatory bodies on their most business critical legal hiring needs.

Successful appointments:

Oil & Gas Team

Company: US Law Firm
Location: London
PEP: $1,500,000

Corporate Energy Partner

Company: UK Law Firm
Location: Dubai
PEP: £750,000

Associate – Energy Disputes

Company: UK Law Firm
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD 330,000

General Counsel

Company: Oilfield Services Company
Location: London
Salary: £220,000

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