• Biography

    Glenn Kangisser handles both projects and disputes for clients in the offshore oil and gas and shipping industries, with a focus on upstream exploration and production and the transportation of oil and gas. A leader in the offshore drilling sector, Glenn brings substantial depth of experience and market knowledge to his projects. Clients appreciate his ability to be involved in all aspects in the life cycle of a drilling unit, from the design and construction phase through operations and maintenance, to disposition, conversion or recycling.

    Adept at both negotiating contracts and handling disputes, Glenn helps clients find commercial solutions either to minimize the risk of potential disputes or, where these can’t be avoided, to help them achieve the best possible commercial outcome. He regularly advises clients on disputes in the English High Court, as well as in arbitrations under the LCIA, LMAA and ICC rules. With a truly international practice, Glenn has also negotiated contracts for the construction, sale, operation and employment of drilling units in the UKCS, U.S. Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, Brazil, the Middle East and the Far East.

    Glenn is regularly involved in cases of exceptional size and significance. Recently, he led his team in the largest arbitration ever handled by Haynes and Boone, obtaining a London arbitration award worth in excess of US$400 million for a drilling contractor client in proceedings against a shipyard. This arose out of the disputed termination of a drilling rig construction contract. Glenn was also involved in a major force majeure case under English law, securing for Seadrill Ghana Operations Ltd. an English High Court judgment worth in excess of US$270 million, plus interest and expenses. The case related to the disputed termination of a drilling contract for alleged force majeure. Glenn has also been involved in some of the largest and most significant offshore drilling projects over the last decade.

    Glenn is recommended by The Legal 500 (2021 edition), which describes him as accessible and “a pleasant chap with a great legal mind” who is “very thorough and always delivers solid advice which has been thought through.”

    Glenn is an active member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and is currently helping the IADC update their offshore daywork drilling contract.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • Postgraduate Degree, Law and Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
    • B.A., Economics (Hons.), Government and Political Theory, University of Manchester
  • Admissions

    • England and Wales