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Tom Adams

T: +44 20 7809 2628 M: +44 7825 123 035 Email Tom | vCard Office: London

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Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Tom Adams Partner

Contact details

Tom Adams

Tom Adams
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2628 M: +44 7825 123 035 Email Tom | vCard Office: London

Tom is a shipping and energy specialist with particular expertise in dispute resolution and negotiating contracts relating to offshore construction, shipbuilding, floating production and LNG projects.
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Tom advises offshore contractors on EPIC and T&I contracts in relation to oil and gas and wind farm installations, as well as on decommissioning.

Tom also advises on long term charters of specialist vessels including on FPSO, FSRU and LNG projects.   

Tom has presented for IBC in relation to FPSO contracts covering design risk, variations, topside integration and commissioning issues. He has also presented for BIMCO on the Supplytime form and its offshore suite of contracts.

  • Marine and international trade
  • Shipbuilding and offshore construction
  • Dispute resolution

Performed due diligence reviews of charter terms for potential investors in fleet of FSRU and LNGRV vessels.

Conducted a due diligence exercise for a potential purchaser of an FSRU business including a detailed review of FSRU and LNG charters and advised on risk profile against market standard.

Advised a state oil company on the terms of a long term charter of an FSRU into India.

Advising on use of FSRU for new LNG import terminal.

Advised a state oil company on terms for the long term charter of FSRU in Turkey.

Negotiated the terms and advised on the commercial risks relating to a floating production project in Nigeria.

More: Marine and international trade

Advised owners on the shipbuilding terms and charter terms in respect of newbuild LNG bunker vessels ordered by an oil major.

Advising on terms for conversion and operation of vessel to be used as FSRU.

Advised contractors in a dispute as to the decommissioning of an oil platform including in relation to delays, safe access, and variations.

More: Shipbuilding and offshore construction

Advises owners and charterers of offshore services vessels of all types including HLVs, PSVs, DSVs  in relation to charter terms and on disputes.

Advised a subsea survey company in relation to a hire dispute in Brazil.

Advised subsea services contractors in disputes concerning force majeure delay following a national strike in Colombia.

Advised contractors in a dispute as to the decommissioning of an oil platform including in relation to delays, safe access, and variations.

Advised EPIC contractors during the installation of a 580MW offshore windfarm, including with regard to variations, re-measurement issues and default of a major subcontractor.

Assisted T&I contractors in a dispute concerning the installation of metmasts in the Southern North Sea, including in relation to UXO delays, unexpected ground conditions and grouting issues.

Advised owners of a transportation vessel on contractual and insurance issues following a crane collapse causing damage to transition pieces.

Advised contractors in relation to the decommissioning of a damaged metmast (NE Scotland).

Advised LNGC and bunker vessel owners on boil-off warranty claims, including in relation to performance in the first performance period and related issues involving the shipbuilding contracts.

Advised in relation to a dispute concerning alleged deficient performance of an FPSO/its risers on a project in India.

Advised suppliers of equipment incorporated into the turret of an FPSO following allegations of defects.

Advised owners of an FPSO following loss of an umbilical and flow-line in deep water.

Advised an oil products terminal on liability issues following the contamination of unleaded fuel which caused thousands of cars to break down across the South East of England

Advised owners of livestock carriers following non-payment of hire and on withdrawal of the vessels from charter.

More: Dispute resolution

  • Offshore
  • Shipping
  • Shipbuilders

Advises owners and charterers of offshore services vessels of all types including HLVs, PSVs, DSVs  in relation to charter terms and on disputes.

Advised a subsea survey company in relation to a hire dispute in Brazil.

Advised subsea services contractors in disputes concerning force majeure delay following a national strike in Colombia.

Advised contractors in a dispute as to the decommissioning of an oil platform including in relation to delays, safe access, and variations.

Advised EPIC contractors during the installation of a 580MW offshore windfarm, including with regard to variations, re-measurement issues and default of a major subcontractor.

Assisted T&I contractors in a dispute concerning the installation of metmasts in the Southern North Sea, including in relation to UXO delays, unexpected ground conditions and grouting issues.

Advised owners of a transportation vessel on contractual and insurance issues following a crane collapse causing damage to transition pieces.

Advised contractors in relation to the decommissioning of a damaged metmast (NE Scotland).

Advised LNGC and bunker vessel owners on boil-off warranty claims, including in relation to performance in the first performance period and related issues involving the shipbuilding contracts.

Advised in relation to a dispute concerning alleged deficient performance of an FPSO/its risers on a project in India

Advised suppliers of equipment incorporated into the turret of an FPSO following allegations of defects.

Advised owners of an FPSO following loss of an umbilical and flow-line in deep water.

Advised an oil products terminal on liability issues following the contamination of unleaded fuel which caused thousands of cars to break down across the South East of England

Advised owners of livestock carriers following non-payment of hire and on withdrawal of the vessels from charter.

More: Offshore

Performed due diligence reviews of charter terms for potential investors in fleet of FSRU and LNGRV vessels.

Conducted a due diligence exercise for a potential purchaser of an FSRU business including a detailed review of FSRU and LNG charters and advised on risk profile against market standard. 

Advised a state oil company on the terms of a long term charter of an FSRU into India

Advising on use of FSRU for new LNG import terminal.

Advised a state oil company on terms for the long term charter of FSRU in Turkey

Negotiated the terms and advised on the commercial risks relating to a floating production project in Nigeria.

More: Shipping

Advised owners on the shipbuilding terms and charter terms in respect of newbuild LNG bunker vessels ordered by an oil major.

Advising on terms for conversion and operation of vessel to be used as FSRU.

Advised contractors in a dispute as to the decommissioning of an oil platform including in relation to delays, safe access, and variations.

Awards

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Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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