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Meet the team

Energy

“Norton Rose Fulbright have impressive skill, teams and network.”
Chambers Global, 2014.

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.

Awards and accolades

  • Band 1: Africa-wide - Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals - Chambers Global 2014
  • Band 1: Africa-wide - Projects & Energy - Chambers Global 2014
  • African Power Deal of the Year, 2011 (KivuWatt), Project Finance Magazine
  • Videos

    Funding the energy revolution

    March 2017

    COP22 - Different points of view

    October 2016

  • Publications

    Energy storage updater

    Australia has seen a recent surge in utility-scale storage development, driven by the rapidly falling costs of batteries, high wholesale gas prices and recent...

    June 2017

  • News