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Meet the team

Energy

Our objective is simple - to deliver seamless, sophisticated and forward thinking advice to our clients where ever they are in the world.

We represent a variety of financial institutions, international energy corporations, global infrastructure developers, government organisations, as well as state oil companies, international oil companies and utilities. Renewable energy companies and oil and gas providers look to us for in-depth experience in project structuring and development, financing options and solutions, and responsible investment and governance.

African renewable energy is attracting significant investment; we are working on wind power in Senegal, gas extraction through developments such as the KivuWatt project in Rwanda, and solar power in Morocco and South Africa.

Our areas of work include

  • appeals, judicial reviews, damage and injury claims, as well as other litigation / dispute resolution
  • application for,execution and registration of rights
  • bilateral Investment Treaties
  • competition and regulatory advice
  • downstream oil and gas / LNG / petrochemicals
  • energy trading, energy and utilities finance
  • energy and utilities (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • energy networks
  • environmental and water law
  • future energy - including renewable energy
  • land acquisition, prospecting and enterprises
  • midstream oil and gas refining and manufacturing
  • offshore – shipping / contractors
  • restructuring / privatisation, risk management and securitisation
  • surface use and relationships with land owners
  • traditional, tribal and trust law and land restitution
  • tax, royalty, and other fiscal implications
  • upstream oil and gas

Our recent work

Senegal’s first wind farm
We helped pave the way for Senegal to develop renewable energy by working on its first wind farm project – a 153 MW facility. The Senegalese government is developing non-fossil energy resources to meet increasing demand for energy. We advised Sarréole, a French developer, on building 50 wind turbines in the towns community of Taïba N’diaye in the district of Tivouane in the region of Thiès. These turbines will connect to the national electricity grid and generate 280 million KWh each year when operational.

The project, the biggest in west Africa, involved extensive negotiations with the Sengalese state, SENELEC – the country’s monopoly energy supplier, and local authorities. We advised Sarréole on the legal issues raised throughout the project, among them the negotiation of the project and financing documents, as well as the supply and operation, and maintenance agreements governing the turbines.

  • Videos

    Africa Energy Forum 2017 - Anne Lapierre

    July 2017

    Funding the energy revolution

    March 2017

  • Publications

    American Indians and income taxes

    American Indians are not subject to US income taxes on gravel mined on the reservation, a federal district court said in late July.

    August 9, 2018

    Blockchain comes into view

    Four blockchain pioneers talked at the 29th annual global energy and finance conference in June about what blockchain means for the power sector.

    August 9, 2018

  • News