ECC delivers specialist advisory services in five areas
Our clients receive a tailored advisory service delivered by a dedicated team of expert consultants with the experience to lead or support all commercial aspects of energy projects and disputes worldwide.
ECC has a proven track-record of successfully delivering the full range of advisory services throughout the value chain.
TRANSACTIONS & NEGOTIATIONS
ECC is a specialist in structuring and negotiating the complex commercial agreements underpinning oil, gas & LNG projects worldwide.
Our consultants use their broad industry experience, deep commercial knowledge and expert negotiating skills to extract maximum value for clients. They can lead or support the development of all contracts required throughout the project lifecycle. Many of our consultants can also draw on their extensive technical and financial backgrounds to structure contracts.
Over the last 25 years ECC has drafted, negotiated and evaluated hundreds of commercial contracts relating to energy projects worldwide. These include: Joint Venture (JV); Joint Operating Agreements (JOA); Unitisation and Unit Operating Agreements (UUOA); Production Sharing Agreements (PSA); Vessel Charter-parties (FPSO/FSRU/FLNG); Third-party Access Agreements (TPA/TPOSA); Gas Sales Agreements (GSA); Gas and LNG Sale & Purchase Agreements (SPA); and LNG Terminal Use Agreements (TUA).
ECC delivers a variety of commercial advisory services to support clients with the acquisition, development and management of energy assets worldwide.
Working closely with project teams and management, ECC can design and implement commercial frameworks, facilitate multi-disciplinary project workshops and execute portfolio optimisation strategies. It can also provide interim asset management support and advise on strategic and risk management issues relating to project development, corporate governance, financing and market positioning.
Our consultants draw on their considerable experience both as consultants and from working in major international energy firms to help clients identify and manage risks and opportunities, and harness value from their global business activities.
ECC regularly provides expert witness services during dispute resolution proceedings with respect to many aspects of the global energy business.
ECC provides experts recognised for their unparalleled depth of knowledge and industrial expertise in gas, LNG and oil disputes. We also provide advice during negotiations, legal testimony, expert witness services, and litigation support services. These include case analysis, contract evaluation, analytical and quantitative research/economic analysis, and risk assessment. In particular ECC is able to provide renowned experts in the resolution of pricing disputes in gas and LNG contracts.
ECC has been closely involved in the successful resolution of over 70 contractual disputes in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
ECC provides the complete range of due diligence, valuation and transaction support services to assist clients engaged in mergers, acquisitions and divestments of energy assets worldwide.
The ECC team can advise on negotiation strategy, run auctions, perform an expert review of contracts and economic models/assumptions, value assets and corporations, prepare information memoranda, review asset portfolios, manage data rooms and provide other services to assist clients in the successful execution of transactions.
ECC has worked successfully with both buy- and sell-side companies on a variety of deals ranging from small-scale farm-ins and portfolio restructuring initiatives, to multi-asset acquisitions and major corporate take-overs.
ANALYSIS & RESEARCH
ECC has an experienced in-house analytical team that conducts rigorous analysis and research on issues relating to energy projects, companies and markets around the world.
Using bespoke economic and financial models, ECC helps clients to understand the value and performance of international energy assets being screened for investment, optimisation and divestment. ECC also applies sophisticated analytical techniques to assess and evaluate contractual pricing mechanisms, non-price provisions, financing structures and market drivers. Our detailed market studies also provide clients with vital intelligence on supply/demand projections, price forecasts, infrastructure access and fiscal and regulatory issues.
ECC’s analytical and research expertise has furnished clients with the invaluable commercial insight underpinning major energy projects across the world, from upstream asset developments and product sales agreements, to LNG import schemes and international arbitration proceedings.