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Middle East

Experience Highlights

  • The Republic of Iraq Ministry of Oil in connection with the $17 billion Basrah Gas Project to capture the large volume of natural gas currently being flared in oil fields in Iraq’s southern region and process it for both domestic power generation and LNG export; the project involves a 25-year development joint venture agreement with Royal Dutch Shell plc and Mitsubishi

  • The Republic of Iraq Ministry of Oil on a multibillion dollar development of the 1,000-kilometer Iraq-Jordan Export Pipeline Project, which will be developed on a BOOT basis. Our advice includes leading the negotiation of the Intergovernmental agreement, the BOOT contract, crude and gas offtake agreements, and project finance bankability considerations

  • Oman Oil Company in the $2.4 billion acquisition of the Oxea Group, the world’s largest supplier of Oxo chemical products, from Advent International

  • The developer of an aluminum smelter in relation to the negotiation of a long-term agreement for the supply of natural gas from Sonatrach in Algeria

  • Representation of the sponsors in connection with the development of an LNG project in Qatar

  • A major Middle East telecommunications company on various corporate transactions, including the establishment of independent tower operating companies to own and manage passive network infrastructure and related leaseback  arrangements

  • A Saudi citizen and prominent international investor in international arbitration against a foreign government for mistreatment, unlawful takeover and mistrial as well as representing him locally before the Bureau for Public Prosecution, the Ministry of Interior and its department (e.g. the Saudi Interpol) and the Criminal Court