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Will you win? Probably the first question, but not the last. Clarity as to time frames, process, cost and the inevitable risk factors are key for any client that is facing litigation. Euan ensures that from the outset there is focus and answers, and that you know his view.
That clarity means early decisions on what success should look like – whether an early commercial exit, or a matter fought to judgment – and that pragmatism informs those decisions. Euan enjoys his work, and he enjoys the clients he works with. (And …he wants to win).


“Euan Palmer understands the oil and gas industry, which is a significant benefit and saves significant time and cost; and he is good at seeing the gaps in contracts, which helps during disputes.”

(The Legal 500 2022)

Euan originally qualified and practiced in New Zealand, before moving to the UK in 2001. He has worked at Baker McKenzie and Maclay Murray & Spens before joining Greenwoods in 2020.

He has been doing international commercial arbitration and litigation throughout his career, and advises across a range of commercial disputes, including unfair prejudice petitions and shareholder claims, warranty disputes under Share Purchase Agreements, and commercial fraud and consequential asset tracing claims. He has significant experience in claims commonly arising out of company insolvencies, in particular pursuing directors for breach of duty, fraud, preference and wrongful trading claims, and has also advised in auditor negligence claims.

Euan is a member of AIPN, Oil & Gas UK, and the IBA. He is also a board member of the London Fraud Forum.

Every four years Euan becomes quite a patriotic All Blacks supporter (maybe not so much in 2019) and is an all year round keen and competent golfer. He speaks Spanish just well enough to have created issues with his in-laws, and can still skate backwards.

Euan has particular focus on the Oil & Gas industry, and has represented clients from the sector in the High Courts, and in international arbitrations including via the ICC, LCIA and SIAC.

Within the Oil & Gas sector he has acted on both sides of Operator/Contractor disputes arising out of drilling services disputes (onshore and offshore), and has acted in operator/non-operator disputes arising out of transportation and asset sharing agreements, farm-ins, JVs, and other inter-operator agreements.

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