Our extensive experience enables us to understand your challenges quickly and provide effective solutions and advice. With offices across the globe, we can offer you the comprehensive legal services you need.


Our offshore energy practice includes both offshore construction and operating risk. We understand the issues under the common builders’ risk and WELCAR construction wordings, and with operating wordings including the London standard drilling forms, the Nordic Plan (formerly the Norwegian Plan) and control of well EED 8/86.

The experienced team handles claims arising from offshore energy exploration and production and is complemented by our onshore team, with a wealth of expertise in onshore pipelines, refineries and power generation.

If fraud is identified in energy claims, our lawyers will work together to combine their expertise to deliver the best litigation strategy and a successful outcome for you.

Our expertise in offshore energy extends to offshore wind in the renewables space.

Featured experience

  • Acting for London market reinsurers in relation to losses arising from an explosion on board an FPSO off the coast of Brazil.
  • Acting for London market reinsurers in relation a major loss involving a Mobile Offshore Production Unit in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • Acting for insurers and reinsurers in relation to claims arising from rupture and spillage from of an offshore oil pipeline off the coast of Chile.

Client Testimonials

What our clients say

  • A very good understanding of our business, and what the levers are to success in our markets.

    Legal 500, UK 2021

  • Their legal criteria are exceptional, clear and to the point. They differ in going straight to the point, beyond filling their concepts with information that is not relevant when making decisions.

    Legal 500, Latin America 2021

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.