Professor Paul Griffin is an English lawyer and has more than thirty-five years’ experience of practising in the international oil and gas business. Paul was a partner in leading international law firms for some twenty-five years until his retirement from Allen & Overy in 2016. During that time he led the oil and gas teams at those firms and worked on many of the significant deals and disputes of the global oil and gas business, as well as being involved in related matters of public law and competition law. He has been recognised as the World's Leading Energy Lawyer in the Expert Guides: Best of the Best, and as the World's Leading Oil and Gas Lawyer in Who's Who Legal.
In addition to his role at the University of Dundee, Paul is Special Adviser to the Global Oil and Gas Group at White & Case. He is also now active in the resolution of disputes in the international oil and gas sector where he works as an arbitrator, an expert and a mediator.
Paul writes and speaks regularly on the issues and developments of the law in the context of the global oil and gas industry. He is the consulting editor of the leading text, "The Law and Business of LNG", now in its third edition.
Paul is Chair of the Oil and Gas Law Committee of the International Bar Association and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Institute of Energy Law. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR Accredited Mediator.