OIL & GAS

The Firm has extensive expertise and experience in the upstream and downstream oil and gas sectors. The Firm regularly assists clients in negotiating and drafting concession agreements, off-take agreements, gas supply agreements as well as other agreements with governmental agencies such as the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding company (EChem), the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), and the Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO), etc.

Amongst the notable oil & gas entities for which the Firm has handled advisory and/or dispute related work for or against are: Apache, Total, BP, Dragon Oil, EChem, Abu Qir Petroleum, Halliburton, Petroleum Marine Services, Egyptian Fertilizers Company, Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, MOPCO, Soprema, TAQA Arabia, Arab Petroleum Pipelines (SUMED) , Shelf Drilling, and Asec.

Recently, our Firm has advised on the new Egyptian concession agreements and bid rounds, petrochemicals contracts, and prosecuted, as counsel, arbitration cases pertaining to oil and gas discovery, gas pricing, and services agreements with a clean track record of success both for investors and State entities.

The Firm provides legal advice to major investors in the oil and gas and petrochemicals sectors, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Apache Corporation
  • Dragon Oil
  • Total Egypt
  • Total E&P Egypte
  • Gas de France
  • Petroceltic
  • Taqa Arabia Group
  • Egyptian Methanex Methanol Company (EMethanex)
  • Multi-Chem Production Chemicals
  • Abu Qir Petroleum Company
  • Shelf Drilling
  • Asec
  • Taqa Holding
  • Gas Natural SDG

Additionally, the Firm regularly provides legal advice to its clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas sector and has handled major acquisitions within the Oil & Gas Sector. The Firm was involved in reviewing the relevant documents, drafting high level due diligence reports, drafting relevant legal opinions, advising on particulars of Egyptian law and reviewing the transaction agreements. Recently, teams led by Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab have advised on several Egyptian concessions.

Key Contact:

Founding Partner & Head of the International Arbitration, Construction, Oil & Gas and Project Finance Groups

Dir: +20(2) 24612-160

msw@zulficarpartners.com

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