Adept at both negotiating contracts and handling disputes, Glenn helps clients find commercial solutions either to minimize the risk of potential disputes or, where these canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be avoided, to help them achieve the best possible commercial outcome. Glenn regularly advises clients on disputes in the English High Court, as well as in arbitrations under the LCIA, LMAA and ICC rules. With a truly international practice, Glenn has also negotiated contracts for the construction, sale, operation and employment of drilling units in the UKCS, U.S. Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, Brazil, the Middle East and the Far East.
Glenn is regularly involved in cases of exceptional size and significance. Recently, Glenn led his team in the largest arbitration ever handled by Haynes and Boone. He obtained a London arbitration award worth in excess of US$400 million for a European drilling contractor client in proceedings against a South Korean shipyard arising out of the disputed termination of a drilling rig construction contract. Glenn was also involved in one of the leading cases on force majeure under English law in securing for Seadrill Ghana Operations Ltd. an English High Court judgment worth in excess of US $270 million, plus interest and expenses, in a case relating to the disputed termination of a drilling contract for alleged force majeure. Glenn has also been involved in some of the largest and most significant offshore drilling projects over the last decade.
Glenn is recommended by The Legal 500, 2022 (Legalease), where clients commented Ã¢â‚¬Å“Glenn Kangisser is a fantastic lead for the companyÃ¢â‚¬Â and note that Glenn leads a "very strong team specialising in offshore drilling contracts and shipbuilding contracts," are "experts in their field," and the team is Ã¢â‚¬Å“pleasant to deal with and go the extra mile.Ã¢â‚¬Â
England and Wales, 2005
Postgraduate Degree, Law and Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
B.A., Economics (Hons.), Government and Political Theory, University of Manchester
Areas of Practice
Assisting a drilling contractor with the negotiation and drafting of a drilling contract with an independent oil company for operations offshore West Africa for two firm wells and multiple option wells.
Advising a drilling contractor client on a substantial dispute relating to the suspension of a drilling contract for the convenience of the operator, an independent oil company. The dispute is the subject of ongoing proceedings in the English Commercial Court.
Assisting a drilling contractor client with the negotiation and drafting of a drilling contract with a major oil company for operations offshore South America for a one year term plus options.
Acted for Seadrill Ghana Operations Ltd and has recently secured an English High Court judgment worth in excess of USD 270 million, plus interest and expenses, for a drilling contractor in a case relating to the disputed termination of a drilling contract for alleged force majeure.
Assisting a drilling contractor client in a substantial ICC arbitration relating to the disputed cancellation of a construction contract for a semi-submersible drilling unit.
Assisting a drilling contractor client on the complex renegotiation of a drilling contract with a US independent oil company following the oil price collapse.
Sanctions on Russia – a reasonable endeavours obligation in a force majeure clause does not require a party to accept non-contractual performanceBy Glenn Kangisser |March 2022
- Glenn Kangisser |March 2020
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