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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  • Oil and gas law current practice and emerging trends: 2nd edition

    Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Üşenmez, E.
    Edinburgh University Press. 632 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Petroleum licensing

    Gordon, G.
    Oil and Gas Law Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 65-109, 45 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Risk allocation in oil and gas contracts

    Gordon, G.
    Oil and Gas Law. Gordon, G., Paterson, J., Usenmez, E. (eds.). 2nd edition. Dundee University Press, pp. 443-497, 55 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Business regulation

    Gordon, G. W., Campbell, L., Plaxton, M. C.
    Business Law in Scotland. Black, G. (ed.). W. Green & Son, pp. 69-106, 38 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Contribution and indemnification

    Gordon, G. W.
    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 102-106
    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
  • Review of 'Contract terms'. Ed by Andrew Burrows and Edwin Peel Oxford: Oxford University Press (www.oup.com), 2007. xlii + 344 pp. ISBN 978019922937. £90.

    Gordon, G. W.
    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 167-168
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • Review of S Tromans, Nuclear Law

    Gordon, G. W.
    Environmental Liability, vol. 18, pp. 202
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • The Cullen Review of Fatal Accident Inquiries

    Gordon, G. W.
    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 303-306
    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
  • Hadley v Baxendale Revisited

    Gordon, G. W.
    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 125-129
    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
  • The Economic Delicts

    Gordon, G. W.
    Delict. Thomson, J. (ed.). W. Green/Sweet & Maxwell, pp. 15.01-15.42, 42 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

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