We represent project developers and sponsors, investors, and lenders, on all aspects of projects from inception to financing and implementation. We have been involved in projects across all sectors including power generation and transmission, oil and gas.
Our lawyers have concluded transactions with a cumulative value of over US$4 billion spread over several project finance transactions. We advised on the first ever private sector hydel power plant in Pakistan and the first ever in the Kashmir region. It was also the first to be jointly financed in the private sector.
We advise on the myriad of legal issues arising from the exploration, production, transportation, distribution, trading and storing of petroleum and natural gas. We have also been involved in advising our oil and gas clients in environmental regulation, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and dispute resolution. We have acted as primary outside legal counsel to several oil majors.
We are well versed on the bidding and tender regulation in the UAE and the UAE federal laws governing contracts of public works, services and supplies. In addition to the federal law, we are also familiar with the specific provisions regulating government procurement activities for each individual Emirate.
As counsel to project developers and sponsors in energy projects we advise our clients on all aspects and phases of the transaction, including preparation of bid documents, negotiating and drafting of project concession agreements.
We also advise clients with respect to the preparation and filing of applications for necessary approvals, permits and consents of local governments and agencies and instrumentalities.
Currently advising a Japanese energy company as sponsors’ legal counsel in relation to the development and financing of a gas fired power plant in the UAE.
Advised a Japanese energy company on its bid to develop and finance a solar PV power plant in the UAE.
Advised a consortium of companies in connection with the development, engineering, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of an integrated waste management plant located in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain. The plant will convert waste into fuel to be used in cement plants. Our role involves advising on the project documents (including the services contracts agreements and management agreement) with the Government authorities, advising the lenders’ on the project documentation, preparing and finalizing dual-tranche conventional and Islamic finance documentation, and advising on the security package.
Advised on local laws regarding the joint venture company undertaking the development, construction and operation of the UAE’s first nuclear power plant.
Represented a substantial business house in the Syrian Arab Republic in respect of the first independent power project in the country. Our representation included drafting the first ever model agreements to be used in the country for the generation and sale of private power.
Advising an international consortium in respect of a pilot 4 x 5 MW Solar Project, to be developed in rural Pakistan on a PPP basis.
Advised the borrower in connection with a USD450 million re-financing for an industrial plant in Abu Dhabi.
Advised a major international oil company on bid to join major offshore concession in Abu Dhabi.
Advised Caltex on proposed pipeline in the Emirate of Dubai
Advised governmental parties on proposed Central Asia and pipeline to Pakistan.
Represented an international investment corporation as financiers to a company participating in a bid for the privatization of Working Interests in nine concessions for oil and gas production and exploration in Pakistan.
Advised a major international oil company on the establishment of a lubricants blending facility in the UAE.
Advised a developer in connection with seeking petroleum and gas concession in Abu Dhabi.