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Because of the complexity and importance of the global energy markets, both traditional oil and gas and clean and renewable alternatives, companies operating in the energy sector look to their trusted legal advisers for commercial and dispute resolution solutions. As a highly specialised industry the energy sector is unique, requiring a comprehensive technical and commercial understanding of its operations in order to provide effective advice.

For 22 years Sultan Al-Abdulla, the founding partner of Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners, acted as legal adviser to Qatar Petroleum (now QatarEnergy) providing him with unique insight into Qatar’s energy sector. Other members of the team have deep experience in the LNG, commodity petroleum products, chemical and petrochemical, and crude oil sectors in Qatar. The Firm also has expertise and experience working with international power companies in the IPP market.

We can deliver an industry-wide service based on specialist knowledge of the energy industry. Our team provides commercially practical and focused solutions, demonstrating our unique understanding of the requirements of our energy clients. We regularly advise major state-owned energy companies, their stakeholders, and their contractual counterparties. We have substantial experience with project development and finance transactions in the energy sector. In addition to advising on energy transactions, we have advised on industry-specific environmental considerations, regulatory and licensing concerns, and occupational health and safety. Our team is ready to meet your challenges.

Our energy team has extensive experience advising on the following energy-related transactions:

  • Competition
  • Construction and Turn-key Contracts
  • Electricity Supply
  • Employment
  • Exploration and Production
  • Insurance
  • Joint Ventures
  • Power Purchases
  • Project Financing
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory/Legal Compliance
  • Water Supply

Key People

Sultan M. Al-Abdulla

Managing Partner

Mohamed Fouad

Managing Associate