Our lawyers have considerable experience and expertise in structuring and negotiating large and complex projects across a range of industries, utilities and infrastructure, including the oil and gas, water, power, industrial and petrochemical sectors.
Hadef & Partners has a pre-eminent track record in acting for project sponsors and financiers in the UAE power and water industry, as well as advising in other groundbreaking public private partnerships (PPPs) and project funding structures in a range of sectors.
The UAE is a leading international energy producer and investor, and our team advises on projects and investments in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors (including projects and investments with a cross-border element).
In the upstream sector, we have experience of various forms of concession, licensing and production sharing agreements, joint operating and joint venture agreements, farm-ins, farm-outs and other forms of investment participation and unitisation arrangements. In the midstream and downstream sectors, we have advised on transportation and processing contracts, product sale and purchase agreements, marketing, distribution and agency arrangements, and energy storage transactions.
We have represented clients in some of the region’s largest projects including the GCC’s first cross border processed gas transmission project and the largest energy-related venture ever undertaken in the region. Our team has been involved in major transactions in various international jurisdictions including in the UAE, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Libya, Sudan, Malaysia, Pakistan, India, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Norway, Papua New Guinea and the Falkland Islands.
Many of our lawyers have extensive experience working as in-house counsel to international oil and gas companies. As such, we offer a comprehensive start to finish service ensuring our clients’ business objectives are met whilst taking into consideration the requirements of other stakeholders throughout the life of the project.