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Legal 500, 2021


Much of MFB’s work involves the carriage of energy resources, whether in conventional oil tankers of all sizes, or in specialised vessels such as LNG and LPG tankers. We work with oil refineries and with buyers and sellers of energy resources; we assist clients with the structuring of their arrangements and contracts and in associated disputes.


MFB has extensive and long-running experience in offshore work. We have worked with the suppliers and users of support vessels, anchor-handling tugs, dive support vessels, derrick barges, pipe-laying vessels, and FPSOs. We have also advised on matters involving specialised equipment such as hyperbaric units, seismic operations and dynamic positioning systems.

Our lawyers are familiar with the standard forms such as SUPPLYTIME, TOWCON and HEAVYCON. We have assisted with responses to Invitations to Tender, and in advising on the insurance implications of a contract structure.

Our experience is worldwide, and we have worked on projects in the North Sea, Brunei, the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Siam and Sakhalin.

For further information on our Energy and Offshore services, please contact Edward Gray.