Other services

We can help with your training, legal management and other needs.

Legal management

SREIL’s advisers have extensive in-house legal experience with small and major oil and gas companies and partnership level experience in private practice. We are familiar with the diversity of matters that can arise including litigation, M & A, debt/equity fund raising or major oil and gas developments. We can review your disputes in short order, manage external counsel for large transactions and litigation or be retained for specific high activity projects that need senior attention. SREIL is regulated by the Law Societies of both New Zealand and England & Wales.

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Policy Development

Our global experience gives us a unique insight into the many regulatory and fiscal frameworks and instruments that are available to Government. We have advised regulators, trade associations and NGOs on policy matters relevant to the oil and gas sector and use of high pressure national transmission pipelines and infrastructure for the domestic gas market.

International Bar Association submission to the EU on the Regulatory Response to the Macondo Blowout

Submission on the ‘Access to Infrastructure’ aspects of the UK’s Energy Bill

Spindletop Report of Maori Participation in the Petroleum Sector

State Participation in the Oil and Gas Industry: A Case Study of Participation by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

New Zealand Opportunities

New Zealand has one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones and Extended Continental Shelves in the world, covering approximately 6 million square kilometres. It has eighteen recognised sedimentary basins comprising over 1.2 million square kilometres.

We are well connected to local G & G expertise, the Overseas Investment Office, potential local partners and Iwi representatives. If you are interested in investing in New Zealand we can help.


We can provide customised training programmes covering the commercial structures common to the New Zealand domestic or international oil and gas industry. Our training programmes build on presentations delivered to industry coupled with academic and historical analyses developed with assistance from Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Mineral and Petroleum Law and Policy.

Key Provisions in JOAs