Oil and Gas

We bring together lawyers from across key emerging and mature hydrocarbon jurisdictions in Africa to provide practical and commercial legal advice for companies, governments and investors.

  • Overview


Through our offices Africa, we bring together lawyers with a wealth of experience from across emerging and mature hydrocarbon provinces in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa.

We provide commercial legal advice that focuses on execution, delivery, technical excellence and on price. We recognise that there are many inter-connected challenges for investors in the hydrocarbons industry in Africa, not least the various licensing and regulatory frameworks but also the challenges of local content, environmental regulation and fiscal and financial regimes. What differentiates us is that we are an African law firm with credible and experienced oil and gas lawyers on-the-ground in Africa.

We operate a single point of contact model, which not only ensures a seamless service for our clients and assists in developing long-term relationships, but also allows costs to be controlled and output to be delivered in the most commercially sensible way. Prompt response and communication with clients is critical to our approach.

Our advisory experience covers upstream, midstream and downstream. We also have significant experience dealing with the oil and gas legislative environment across Africa, including exploration and production rights and all aspects of local regulatory frameworks.

Our oil and gas specialists are supported by a wider sector group comprising internationally recognised lawyers in the areas of tax, corporate, M&A, project finance, infrastructure projects and ports and shipping law. We can therefore advise on complex major oil and gas related projects as well as environmental and other disciplines associated with oil and gas exploration and production.

Our clients include NOCs and IOCs operating throughout the oil and gas value chain along with government agencies and regulators.