The Mayer Brown Oil & Gas Lawyers’ Forum is a teleconference call or webinar, held regularly since March 2020 and hosted by Oil & Gas lawyers from the firm’s London office.

At a time of low oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forum addresses topics of interest for lawyers working in the industry. In 2020, we have covered Force Majeure, distressed counter-parties, financing and refinancing for oil & gas projects (including breaches of covenants, prolonged defaults and preparing for a debt restructuring). We have also considered oil & gas M&A, the future for the North Sea, oil & gas markets in Latin America and Treaty Arbitration, ESG in today’s oil & gas industry and the fast-moving topic of sanctions. In 2021, we began with a session on the UK National Security & Investment Bill.

If you have any questions about this Forum, or would like to join, please email Jodi Young at