Cathal Leigh Doyle

Senior associate

Cathal has broad experience representing clients in the offshore oil and gas, renewables and marine sectors. While qualified and practicing in England and Wales, Cathal is also qualified to practise in New York and Ireland. Cathal is also a guest lecturer at Solent University in Southampton, United Kingdom.

Expertise

  • Represented a drilling contractor against an oil and gas company in a LCIA arbitration in relation to whether demobilisation could be undertaken during the term of the contract, and if so, what demobilisation fees and early termination fees were applicable.

    Represented an oil and gas company in the English Commercial Court in relation to rig idle costs and breach of the joint venture agreement.

    Represented a drilling contractor against an oil and gas company in an AAA arbitration in relation to whether the increased costs associated with new tax legislation were for contractor's or employer's account.

    Represented an oil and gas company in an ICC arbitration regarding its rights to take and sell gas from joint gas fields in Argentina.

    Represented a drilling contractor in an ICC arbitration in a dispute in relation to the non-payment of invoices for additional services carried out during the drilling campaign.

  • Advised an EPCI contractor in relation to disputes with its employer in relation to requests for additional time and costs.

    Represented an EPCI contractor in relation to disputes with subcontractors in relation to requests for additional time and costs, delays and quality of production.

    Advised an international contractor in relation to dealing with a major UK based subcontractor's insolvency.

    Advised a contractor in relation to fabrication problems.

  • Represented owners in a LMAA arbitration for breach of charterparty in relation to unpaid invoices. This matter involved appeals to the English courts and enforcement actions in several locations around the world. 

    Advised broker in relation drafting and negotiating several commission agreements for charters involving specialist vessels.

    Represented a charterer in a LMAA arbitration for breach of charterparty in relation to the overconsumption of fuel.

  • Represented an oil and gas company in an ICC arbitration in relation to the operator's obligations when selecting a suitable decommissioning rig under a joint venture agreement.