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Phoebe Anderson

Phoebe Anderson

Australian Qualified


  • Energy Power and Natural Resources
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Offshore Oil and Gas
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

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Phoebe Anderson is an integral member of the Oil and Gas and Commercial team at Haynes and Boone in London. She has recently been recognised as a “rising star” in the Oil and Gas section of the 2020 UK edition of The Legal 500, the international directory of law firms.

Phoebe's practice focuses on projects for the offshore exploration and production (E&P) of oil and gas, and clients value her in-depth knowledge and capability in this specialist sector. She also has experience in commercial contracts generally and regularly advises on contractual matters.

Phoebe joined Haynes and Boone in April 2016 after beginning her legal career in Australia, where she represented clients in the energy, oil and gas, and construction sectors for seven years at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Australia’s largest legal partnership. She has also worked as in-house legal counsel for a leading UK telecommunications service provider, negotiating business-to-business contracts and supporting the digital development team. Phoebe is an Australian qualified lawyer which allows her to practice law in England.

At Haynes and Boone, Phoebe advises the firm’s offshore contractor clients on complex contractual matters, and negotiates contracts for drilling units and floating production storage and offload (FPSO) facilities in offshore locations around the world. She also advises on shipbuilding contracts and disputes, acting for either the shipyard or the buyer.

Phoebe is dedicated to her clients and continuously strives to improve the quality of service she provides. She has a versatile skill set and is capable of taking on new challenges. Despite having a background in predominantly non-contentious matters, Phoebe’s specialisation in offshore matters now allows her to advise clients on both commercial projects and disputes in this sector, including arbitration. She understands her clients’ commercial objectives and adopts a business-like common sense approach to her work, ensuring that her clients achieve the best possible commercial outcome and minimising the risk of potential disputes.

Phoebe works closely with her clients’ contract managers and in-house counsel, often providing training sessions on contract reviews and key legal issues. In addition to her client matters, Phoebe regularly contributes articles for various legal and industry publications, including the Petroleum Review and Lloyd's List, and has assisted the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) to update their offshore daywork drilling contract.

Phoebe also undertakes pro bono work for a charity supporting seriously ill children in conjunction with LawWorks.

Bar Admissions

Western Australia, 2009


LL.B., University of Western Australia, 2007
B.A., University of Western Australia, 2007
Areas of Practice

Energy Power and Natural Resources | Europe, Middle East and Africa | Offshore Oil and Gas | Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production | Oil and Gas | Oilfield Services | Shipping


With the Benefit Comes the Burden: Does the Duty of Care owed by a Shipowner extend to the Vessel's Demolition even after Sale?
Haynes and Boone, July 2020

The High Court has left the door open for a negligence claim to be pursued against a UK company on behalf of a shipyard worker who fell to his death dismantling an oil tanker at a Bangladeshi yard.1 The vessel had been sold to a buyer on terms requiring it to be scrapped in an environmentally sound manner and in accordance with good health and safety practices...

Brexit Update - Signs of "Regrexit" Following UK General Election?
Haynes and Boone, June 2017

The shock result in the UK General Election has caused further political and economic upheaval with no single party controlling the House of Commons. Serious questions are now being raised over the UK’s approach to Brexit with negotiations set to commence next week...

Brexit Begins
Haynes and Boone, April 2017

After 44 years as a member, the United Kingdom (UK) is now officially on the path to leave the European Union (EU). Article 50 On 29 March 2017, the UK triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union by notifying the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the EU. This followed the referendum held in June 2016, where a majority of UK voters opted to leave the EU...

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