Professor Greg Gordon

Professor Greg Gordon
Professor Greg Gordon

Professor Greg Gordon

LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., Dip.LP, Ph.D, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Head of School of Law, Personal Chair

About

Biography

Greg Gordon joined the School of Law as a lecturer in 2004 after a period working in Aberdeen and London as a solicitor specialising in litigation, primarily in the oil and gas sector.  He became a senior lecturer in 2011 and Professor Law in 2019.  He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prof Gordon is the Head of School.  He previously served as Deputy Head of School and as the Co-Director for Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law.

Prof Gordon’s principal teaching and research interests are in energy law (particularly upstream oil and gas law), delict/tort and commercial contracting. 

Prof Gordon is an editorial board member of the Stair Memorial Encyclopedia and a Trustee of the TB Smith Memorial Trust.  He is also a local committee member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and in this connection will be pleased to hear from students interested in becoming student members.

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Head of School


External Memberships

Editorial Board Member: Stair Memorial Encyclopedia
Visiting Lecturer and Fellow, Wuhan University (2018)
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (2016 & 2020)
Visiting Lecturer, Louisiana State University (2015)
External examiner, Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Local Board member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Research

Research Overview

Upstream oil and gas law; Scots law generally; the law of delict/tort.

Current Research

Prof Gordon's present research projects focus primarily upon the decommissioning of offshore installations and the Scots law of negligence.

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Prof Gordon currently co-ordinates and/or teaches on the following the courses: 

Undergraduate

Level 1: Delict and Unjustified Enrichment

Level 2: Business Law (in Aberdeen and Qatar)

Level 3: Energy Law

Level 4: Civil Liberties


LLM

The North Sea Energy Law Programme (4-seat professional masters programme delivered in conjunction with the Universities of Groningen, Oslo and Copenhagen)
Contracting in Hydrocarbon Operations

Legal Principles (Distance Learning)
Cooperative Oil and Gas Contracts (Distance Learning)
Risk Allocation in Oil and Gas Service Sector Contracts (Distance Learning)

MSc

Legal Issues in Decommissioning Operations: Regulation (online and on campus)
Legal Issues in Decommissioning Operations: Commercial (online and on campus)

 

Publications

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  • Petroleum Licensing

    Gordon, G. W.
    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üșenmez, E. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 81-131, 50 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Risk Allocation in Oil and Gas Service Contracts

    Gordon, G. W.
    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trend. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Usenmenz, E. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 175-234, 50 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The UK's Energy Security

    Gordon, G. W., Usenmez, E., Cowie, J.
    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üșenmez, E. (eds.). 3 edition, pp. 42-77, 36 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The Wood Review and Maximising Economic Recovery Upon the UKCS

    Gordon, G. W., Paterson, J. B., Vass, U.
    UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üșenmez, E. (eds.). 3 edition. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 133-169, 37 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Issues and Emerging Trends: Volume I: Research Management and Regulatory Law

    Gordon, G. W., Paterson, J. B., Usenmez, E.
    Vol. 1, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. 600 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • UK Oil and Gas Law: Current Issues and Emerging Trends: Volume II: Commercial and Contract Law Issues

    Gordon, G. W., Paterson, J. B., Usenmez, E.
    Vol. 2, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. 600 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • A Song of Fire and Ice: A J Allan (Blairnyle) Limited & Anor v Strathclyde Fire Board

    Gordon, G.
    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 122-127
    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
  • The Exclusion of Consequential Loss in the Piper Alpha Case: A Study of Lord Rodger’s Method of Textual Analysis

    Gordon, G.
    Continuity, Change and Pragmatism in the Law. Simpson, A. R., Styles, S. C., West, E., Wilson, A. L. (eds.). Aberdeen University Press, pp. 434-465, 32 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law

    Gordon, G. W.
    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 417-418
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • Energy Law in the United Kingdon

    Gordon, G., McHarg, A., Paterson, J.
    Energy Law in Europe. Roggenkamp, M., Redgwell, C., Ronne, A., Del Guayo, I. (eds.). OUP Oxford, pp. 1053-1136, 83 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

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