Contact details

Stuart Beadnall

T: +44 20 7809 2936 M: +44 7801 070 567 Email Stuart | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Shipping and Transport Lawyer of the Year 2011.

Shipping and Transport Lawyer of the Year 2011.

Stuart Beadnall Partner

Contact details

Stuart Beadnall

Stuart Beadnall
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2936 M: +44 7801 070 567 Email Stuart | Vcard Office: London

Stuart is a leading specialist in shipping and energy, with particular expertise in dispute resolution and negotiating contracts relating to offshore oil and gas, shipbuilding, shipping, floating production and LNG/FLNG.
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He has relevant industry expertise, having worked as in-house counsel at BHP Petroleum and North West Shelf Shipping.

Stuart has been lead adviser on numerous FPSO projects in the North Sea, various West African states and Australia, negotiating EPIC and production contracts and resolving disputes.

He has a leading reputation in shipbuilding and offshore construction contracts, representing a number of top shipbuilders and assisting owners and their banks. He is a co-author of "Offshore Construction: Law and Practice" which is to be published by Informa.

Stuart has advised on numerous LNG projects and disputes, being one of few lawyers with expertise in FSRU projects, the emerging floating LNG sector and LNG voyage charters.

He is a member of the BIMCO sub-committee advising on the production of LNGVOY.

"A very shrewd lawyer with outstanding legal skills and enthusiasm"
Chambers UK 2013

  • Commodities
  • Marine and international trade
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Shipbuilding and offshore construction
  • Shipping litigation

Stuart has many years of experience advising clients on the production, transportation and distribution of oil and gas commodities. Some of his work experience examples are:

Shipping litigation

Advising on potential claims relating to surrender of bills of lading for LNG Cargos and LOU for discharge of LNG.

Sale of oil from FPSO

Advising an oil and gas company on the off take of oil from a floating production facility in Nigeria.

Successful oil sales litigation

Representing a refinery in a successful application to the High Court concerning the corporation terms into a contract of sale.

More: Commodities

Stuart has a wide range of experience advising clients in the maritime sector with particular expertise in risk management for innovative projects including LNG/FLNG, floating production and the construction and operation of specialist vessels. Some examples of his work history are:

LNG charter for energy company

Advising on long term shipping strategy and drafting chartering terms for new LNG transportation project.

FPSO project for offshore contractor

Negotiating terms and advising on commercial risks relating to a floating production project offshore Nigeria.

Shipbuilding project

Advising major commodity company on design and construction of prototype vessels for loading cargos in Arctic waters.

More: Marine and international trade

Stuart has a leading reputation advising on projects in the oil and gas industry with particular focus on offshore developments. He has worked on:

FPSO project for offshore contractor

Negotiating terms and advising on commercial risks relating to a floating production project offshore Nigeria.

FLNG project

Advising an energy company on risk management and contract structures for a prototype floating LNG production facility.

FSO project

Acting on behalf of the project developer in the drafting of EPC and O&M contract terms for a transhipment project for oil production in Arctic waters.

More: Projects and infrastructure

Stuart is a renowned expert in shipbuilding and offshore construction contracts, and is the author of "Offshore Construction: Law and Practice" to be published by Informer.

Successful litigation on behalf of shipbuilder

Acting on behalf of a European shipyard in arbitration concerning delay and disruption claims arising from construction of two high specification drilling vessels, and successful application to the Court of Appeal.

High-profile offshore construction dispute

Representing an offshore contractor in a long running high-profile dispute concerning the construction and delivery of a floating production unit involving claims in excess of US$450 million.

High-value new building projects

Negotiating detailed terms and conditions for a series of new generation LNG vessels including drafting option agreements.

More: Shipbuilding and offshore construction

Stuart has many years of experience handling a wide range of shipping and shipbuilding disputes, with particular expertise in resolving disputes concerning the maritime aspects of the oil and gas industry.

Advising on potential claims relating to surrender of bills of lading for LNG Cargos and LOU for discharge of LNG.

Representing ship owners in a successful defence of a claim before the English court relating to the purchase of two VLCCs for conversion into production facilities.

Assisting shipyard in the successful defence of a series of claims relating to cancellation by ship owners due to delay.

More: Shipping litigation

  • Energy and natural resources
  • Offshore
  • Shipbuilders
  • Oil and gas

Stuart has many years of experience advising clients in the energy sector with particular expertise in offshore oil and gas exploration and production.

LNG charter for energy company

Advising on long term shipping strategy and drafting chartering terms for a new LNG transportation project.

FLNG project

Advising an energy company on risk management and contract structures for a prototype floating LNG production facility.

FPSO project for offshore contractor

Negotiating terms and advising on commercial risks relating to a floating production project offshore Nigeria.

More: Energy and natural resources

FPSO project for offshore contractor

Negotiating terms and advising on commercial risks relating to a floating production project offshore Nigeria.

FLNG project

Advising an energy company on risk management and contract structures for a prototype floating LNG production facility.

Drilling operations

Negotiating contracts for the construction and operation of a series of high specification drilling units including two to be converted in the UK, two to be constructed in China and completed in Singapore and two to be built in Korea and operated in Brazil.

More: Offshore

Stuart is renowned for acting for major shipbuilders and offshore construction companies, having acted for major shipyards in Korea, Japan, China, Europe and UK. He is author of "Offshore Construction: Law and Practice" and lead presenter of Stephenson Harwood's annual shipbuilding and offshore construction conference.

Successful litigation on behalf of shipbuilder

Acting on behalf of a European shipyard in arbitration concerning delay and disruption claims arising from construction of two high specification drilling vessels, and successful application to the Court of Appeal.

High-value new building projects

Negotiation detail terms and conditions for a series of new generation LNG vessels including drafting option agreements.

Shipping litigation

Assisting shipyard in the successful defence of a series of claims relating to a cancellation by ship owners due to delay.

Stuart is a lead representation acting for clients in the oil and gas industry with particular focus on offshore exploration and production.

FPSO project for offshore contractor

Negotiating terms and advising on commercial risks relating to a floating production project offshore Nigeria.

FLNG project

Advising an energy company on risk management and contract structures for a prototype floating LNG production facility.

LNG charter for energy company

Advising on long term shipping strategy and drafting chartering terms for new LNG transportation project.

More: Oil and gas

Awards

Shipping and Transport Lawyer of the Year 2011.

Shipping and Transport Lawyer of the Year 2011.

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