Liskow has for decades been a leader in the oil & gas and maritime industries for contract drafting and negotiations to maximize commercial benefits and allocate and minimize commercial risk.
In our comprehensive contracts practice, Liskow lawyers serve clients throughout all stages of contract drafting and negotiation. Areas in which our lawyers have considerable skills and experience include master service agreements, bareboat and time charters, flight service agreements, construction contracts, as well as daywork, footage, and turnkey drilling contracts.
Often the primary goal of many of these projects is the application and enforceability of indemnity and insurance provisions, which in turn requires in depth knowledge of applicable maritime law or state law which can potentially invalidate indemnity and insurance rights. We believe that communicating and resolving contract and insurance complexities in advance is one of the best ways to improve our clients’ bottom lines and avoid protracted litigation. Our contract specialists often work in conjunction with the firm’s business lawyers to address favorable commercial terms and tax treatment so that a client’s complete needs are reflected in the contracts it enters.
Once a contract is finalized, we protect and support clients by providing prompt advice when disputes arise, such as force majeure events, equipment malfunctions, business interruption, blowouts, environmental incidents, and mid-project contract terminations. We also have a wealth of experience supporting litigation of contract disputes when those arise.