Greg is a partner in the oil & gas team with expertise and particular focus on the drilling and service sectors. He has 19 years of experience as an oil and gas practitioner based in Aberdeen and has worked extensively in-house as well as in private practice.
Greg’s concentration over the past 14 years has been the drilling sector and he has significant in-house experience in this area. This includes three years as General Counsel for Transocean’s Europe and Africa Business Unit based in Paris and more than seven years as legal adviser to Global Marine, Global SantaFe, and Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI) where he provided legal support in relation to drilling contract negotiations and the management and administration of related service sector contracts, as well the drafting and negotiation of turnkey drilling projects in the North Sea and West Africa.
Greg is qualified in both English and US law and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
“Greg May is best known for his handling of complex drilling contracts and regularly assists key clients with strategic work in UKCS. One interviewee lauds May for his client-centred approach: "His advice is clear, focused and pitched to what I need - neither patronising nor bamboozling."”
Chambers & Partners 2016
“Greg May is ‘exceptionally accurate’ and has ‘the rare quality of being both commercial and solution oriented’.”
The Legal 500 2016