Oil & Gas

Regarding oil and gas matters, we are familiar with all aspects of domestic and international law across all the jurisdictions of Francophone Africa. Our lawyers both understand and are skilled in dealing with a wide range of oil and gas legal issues, and we are familiar with the industry. We have a sound knowledge of the main contractual issues pertinent in the oil and gas industry, as well as relevant non-contractual ones. This includes on oil and gas transactional and operational issues, such as licensing, joint venture work and unitization through the value chain to project contracting, construction and service contracts. We have acted on farm-ins, farm-outs, takeovers, mergers and disposals as well as ongoing operations, onshore and offshore, and transportation. We can help you deal with all the issues at every level for hydrocarbons in Francophone Africa.

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Regulatory compliance on Gabonese environmental, health & safety laws

Regulatory compliance on Gabonese environmental, health & safety laws

We advised an Italian multinational oil and gas company on regulatory compliance requirements on Gabonese environmental, health and safety... More

Acquisition for oil & gas logistics company

International Oil & Gas services logistics - Madagascar

We advised a major downstream oil & gas logistics company and the world’s second-largest independent logistics service provider... More

OHADA guide on oil & gas activities

OHADA guide on oil & gas activities

Working with a multinational law firm headquartered in London, we prepared a guide containing entry-level information for conducting oil... More

Farm-down advice for major oil company

Farm-down advice for major oil company - Madagascar

We advised a leading independent oil exploration and production company throughout their farm-down process in... More

Regulatory advice for oil company

Regulatory advice for leading oil exploration company

We advised a leading independent oil exploration and production company on their request for a two-year extension to their exploration... More

Acquisition of assets oil & gas

Acquisition of assets international oil & gas company in Madagascar

A German downstream Oil & Gas logistics company sought advice on its proposed acquisition of the assets of an international downstream... More

Regulatory advice for AIM-listed E&P company

Regulatory advice for AIM listed E&P company

We are standing counsel to an AIM-listed E&P company for all matters in Madagascar and Cameroon and advised the client on the rights... More

Corporate restructuring advice & resolution dispute oil & gas

Corporate restructuring - Madagascar

We advised an independent oil and gas company in Madagascar on its onshore activities. We advised on corporate structuring to detailed... More

Local law advice & PSC interests Ivory Coast

Oil & Gas Financing – Borrower

We acted for the borrower on the other side of a US$80m financing acquisition of oil & gas assets in the Ivory Coast, following the... More

PSC for US upstream company

PSC review- Congo

We advised a US upstream company and conducted a detailed review of its PSC with the Government of Congo-Brazzaville. We reviewed... More

Acquisition financing & security review offshore

Acquisition financing - Congo-Brazzaville

We advised a London-based exploration and development company with a strong focus on new oil and gas finds located primarily in West... More

British farm-in to offshore license

Offshore exploration licence - Madagascar

Advising a British multinational oil and gas company, one of the UK’s top-ten listed companies, on its farm-in to an offshore... More

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Oil & gas acquisitions on the island

Large acquisition in Madagascar

We assisted a world leader in downstream energy logistics, whose offerings include tank terminals, with its proposed acquisitions of... More

Hiring practices for local & expatriate staff, Gabon

Hiring practices - Gabon

We advised an US-based oilfield services company on establishing correct hiring practices for its local and expatriate staff in Gabon, both... More

Acquisition advice & PSC review for AIM listing

Share acquisition in a PSC - Madagascar

We advised an AIM listed company on its acquisition of a share in a Madagascar Production Sharing Contract. Advice included reviewing the... More

Acquisition financing oil & gas assets

Acquisition financing of US$80m oil & gas assets - Ivory Coast

We acted for a major international bank on the US$80m financing of the acquisition of oil & gas assets in the Ivory Coast by a... More

PSC review for US upstream company

PSC review for an US upstream company - Congo-Brazzaville

We advised an US upstream company and conducted a detailed review of its Production Sharing Contract with the Government of... More

Memorandum of Understanding for oil company

Regulatory advice for a major oil company - Madagascar

We advised a leading independent oil exploration and production company and ensured that their Memorandum of Understanding for the... More

Corporate advice for oil exploration company

Corporate advice for a leading oil exploration company - Madagascar

We advised a leading independent oil exploration and production company on their proposed farm-out of two petroleum blocks in... More

Regulatory & tax advice for LSE-listed Ophir

Regulatory and tax advice for LSE-listed Ophir in Madagascar

We acted for a LSE-listed company in Madagascar since their original farm-in to licences in the country. In addition to reviewing the PSC,... More

Offshore oil & gas licences

Offshore oil & gas licences - Madagascar

We advised a Hong Kong based group on its farm-in to oil and gas licences in offshore Madagascar. Our advice included a review of petroleum... More

Trading & security advice of cargoes

Physical commodities trading

We advised an American Bank on local law issues relating to physical trading of cargoes in and out of Gabon, Cameroon and... More

Tax advice for offshore block operator

Tax advice - Congo-Brazzaville

We advised an operator of an offshore block and reviewed a tax demand from the Government of Congo-Brazzaville in respect to VAT and other... More

Corporate & security advice

Corporate and security advice - Congo-Brazzaville

We advised a lender seeking to finance the first stage production from a block in Congo-Brazzaville. We advised on issues including lender... More

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