Greg May

Greg is a partner in the oil & gas team with particular expertise in the drilling and service sectors. Greg has more than 25 years of experience as an oil and gas practitioner and has worked extensively in-house, as well as in private practice.

Greg’s concentration over the past 23 years has been the drilling sector and he has significant in-house experience in this area including three years as General Counsel for Transocean’s Europe and Africa Business Unit based in the Paris, and seven plus years as in-house counsel for Global Marine, GlobalSantaFe, and ADTI - providing legal support in relation to drilling contract negotiations and the management and administration of related service sector contracts, as well the drafting and negotiation of turnkey drilling projects in the North Sea and West Africa.

Greg is qualified in both English and US law, a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners.

Living Brodies' values

Greg is a consummate team player who has a collaborative approach when working with colleagues, clients, and professionals in the oil and gas industry.

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  • Contributed to the 3rd Edition of “Oil & Gas Law – Current Practice & Emerging Trends”.
  • Co-founded and has a pivotal role in delivering the "Contracting Compass Seminar Series" - an initiative providing insight on issues of English law relevant to oil and gas contracts.
  • Draws on significant in-house experience to provide strategic advice on high profile projects within organisations, many involving new and innovative business models.
  • A key contributor to Brodies' membership of the Energy Law Group.
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  • Ranked individual in Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas by Chambers UK 2024.
  • Leading Individual in Oil & Gas by Legal 500 UK 2024.