On March 1st, 2020, SBM Offshore, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, SBM Deep Panuke, S.A. and SBM Nova Scotia Contractors Inc., commenced the highly-technical, environmentally-sensitive, regulatorily complex and multi-faceted final decommissioning, de-installation and in-shore transportation of its Deep Panuke offshore gas production field centre (PFC) which had been installed in medium depth waters off of Nova Scoria’s eastern coastline in 2013.
McInnes Cooper Partner, Gavin Giles, KC as lead, together with lawyers Jeff Aucoin, Brian Awad, Ben Durnford, John Stringer KC, Jack Graham KC, Mike Simms, and assoicate Elizabeth McIssac , combined to supply SBM with legal support in the areas of offshore regulation, contractual interpretation, the drafting of insurance and indemnity agreements, the disposal of hazardous wastes (including N.O.R.M.), the interpretation and application of the Basel and Hong Kong Conventions on ship recycling, and advice and direction on employment and related immigration issues both pre and post COVID.
Construction & Infrastructure Group Lead, Office Lead Partner
Asset Recovery & Insolvency Group Lead, Partner
Board Chair, Partner
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