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
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
Upstream oil and gas law; Scots law generally; the law of delict/tort.
Prof Gordon's present research projects focus primarily upon the decommissioning of offshore installations and the Scots law of negligence.
Prof Gordon currently co-ordinates and/or teaches on the following the courses:
Level 1: Delict and Unjustified Enrichment
Level 2: Business Law (in Aberdeen and Qatar)
Level 3: Energy Law
Level 4: Civil Liberties
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)
Legal Issues in Decommissioning Operations: Regulation (online and on campus)
Legal Issues in Decommissioning Operations: Commercial (online and on campus)
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Energy Law in the United KingdonEnergy Law in Europe. Roggenkamp, M., Redgwell, C., Ronne, A., Del Guayo, I. (eds.). OUP Oxford, pp. 1053-1136, 83 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
"...And Injustice for All": First Thoughts on Secondary Victims Following Young v MacVeanEdinburgh Law Review, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 348-353Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
Community Licence and Shale Gas in the UKEnergy Policy Conference 2013. Robert Gordon University, pp. 64-80, 16 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
An Energy and Natural Resources Court for Scotland?Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 419-424Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
Business RegulationBusiness Law in Scotland. Black, G. (ed.). 3 edition. W Green, 38 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
The Law of ContractBusiness Law in Scotland. Black, G. (ed.). 3rd edition. W. Green & Son, 72 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Book Review: Offshore Contracts and Liabilities (Tettenborn and Soyer, Eds)The Journal of International Maritime Law, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 158-159Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Catherine Mitchell, Contract Law and Contract PracticeEdinburgh Law Review, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 434-435Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Licensing the Exploration for and Production of Petroleum on the UK Continental ShelfRegulation of The Upstream Petroleum Sector. Hunter, T. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, pp. 107-132, 25 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Production Licensing on the UK Continental Shelf: Ministerial Powers and ControlsLouisiana State University (LSU) Journal of Energy Law and Resources, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1165-1188Contributions to Journals: Articles