Alpha Advocates and Legal Consultants

Energy and Resources

Alpha Advocates and Legal Consultants has a significant regional practice in the energy and resources sector. We have provided advice on a number of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s most important energy-related transactions and disputes.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has enthusiastically embraced the energy transition, driving a wave of investment and regulatory changes in the energy sector and reconsidering the layout, construction, and operation of the region’s cities, incorporating sustainable development objectives into their plans and national planning procedures. As the MENA region moves towards cleaner energy sources, traditional oil and gas will remain essential for decades. However, the MENA states are at the forefront of this shift, setting the pace for renewable energy development, a lower carbon future, and installation.

At the centre of the MENA energy sector is our Energy and Resources team, which provides mandate-related advice on conventional oil and gas, mining, electricity, renewable energy, and energy transition to some of the biggest state-owned and international energy firms in the world. We provide advice on all aspects of a project’s lifespan and spearhead the application of innovative legal solutions that have become the standard in the industry thanks to our experience handling some of the biggest and most complex energy and resource transactions and our pan-regional knowledge.

Our team works with the numerous offices of Alpha Advocates and Legal Consultants throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to represent state-owned and independent companies in the oil, gas, LNG, petrochemical, mining, and power industries. We also assist these companies with acquisitions of energy-related businesses and assets, development of oil, gas, LNG, hydrogen, mining, and electricity projects, privatisations, and joint ventures. In the MENA region as well as beyond, we have particular expertise with conflicts, sanctions, and compliance.

Oil & Gas

We represent significant worldwide and smaller independent oil firms as well as state-owned enterprises with a wealth of experience in the oil sector, whether they are explorers, developers, or producers. Throughout the oil, gas, and LNG value chain, our experts have provided advice on a number of intricate legal and extremely private matters. Our work has encompassed the entire MENA region and beyond, since a significant portion of the world’s oil and gas assets are based there. We have provided advice on a variety of matters, such as financing and refinancing (debt and equity), licencing and granting instruments, joint ventures and farm-ins, oil and gas service contracts, agreements pertaining to rig and drilling, royalty agreements, transportation and shipping, processing and operating agreements, lifting agreements, sales contract.


In addition to providing advice on joint ventures, M&A deals, project finance, and regulatory issues, we also assist explorers, developers, and other mining and energy firms with the building, development, financing, and operation of mines and associated infrastructure throughout the Middle East and North Africa. We’ve provided project-related advice on a variety of minerals in the past, including metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, dimension stone, chalk, limestone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay. We participate in mining projects at every level of the process, starting with exploration and continuing to the end. We offer unmatched help to mining operators and host governments because of our understanding of the legal and commercial challenges that the mining industry in the Middle East and North Africa faces, as well as the interpretation of mining-related legislation.

Power and Renewable Energy

Regarding the development, financing, and operation of power and renewable energy assets and infrastructure, we provide advice to sponsors, financiers, contractors, and government agencies throughout the industry. Our comprehensive service includes regulatory consulting, planning, licencing, building, procurement, power purchase agreements, purchasing project facilities, financing, and leasing of power and renewable energy projects, among other pertinent aspects. In a variety of issues pertaining to energy grids, transmission, and distribution networks, we have acted as the representatives of regional businesses, governments, sponsors, and lenders. All power generation technologies, including nuclear, renewables, and utilities, are covered by our practice. We specialise in solar, wind, and hydropower projects and have experience with a wide range of renewable energy sources, including bioenergy, geothermal, storage, and waste-to-energy.

Infrastructure and Projects

Leading this expansion has been our Projects practice, which provides comprehensive project advice to a wide range of government, international and regional developers, and financier clients. Our advice has covered innovative solar projects, waste-to-energy initiatives, nuclear power plants, water and power projects, port privatisations, and infrastructure ventures. With our extensive resource base, we can offer advice on every facet of a project, from the initial bid to project structuring, transaction fulfilment, and day-to-day operations. Our in-depth knowledge of both national and international law enables us to assist customers in completing a project successfully.

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