The energy sector is still one of the fastest growing and most important sectors providing corporations with great opportunities and even greater challenges. Companies operating in it face constant and relentless change, resistance and demand. Many are relying on their lawyers to not only provide the legal skill necessary but also demonstrate the sector know-how and innovative approaches that are required to successfully manage any energy project from start to finish. GcilA’s energy lawyers are highly skilled and bring decades of in-depth experience of the energy sector. GcilA strives to provide the best possible legal services to its energy clients so that they can take advantage of opportunities, overcome all challenges and ultimately succeed.
Oil and gas is a core area within the energy sector for the Global Construction and Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA). Our highly-skilled and experienced team of lawyers regularly collaborate with oil and gas companies as well as contractors and suppliers to cease opportunities, overcome obstacles and successfully complete their projects. We have advised numerous clients on a wide array of projects – offshore and onshore, national and international with services such as dispute avoidance, project planning, contract negotiations and others. These projects include a gas co-generation plant in Greece, gas injection facilities in the Middle East, and fuel oil storage facilities in Hungary.
The legal and tax team has over thirty years of experience advising on large-scale oil, gas and mining projects in Africa, Madagascar, and in French overseas territories. Our expertise includes counseling on the granting of licenses and permits and the transfer of rights and joint ventures of all kinds. The advice includes due diligence and the implementation of local laws, practices and procedures in coordination, when necessary, with local lawyers and various international or local experts. When the project is under development, the advice includes a whole range of legal, tax, employment regulations and permitting and exchange control issues which would impact the development of the project. We also provide advice on corporate and tax structures, locally and internationally, and help set up national branches in cooperation with international companies.
Our services also include consulting on the use of contractors and service companies of all kind, such as drilling companies, the tax approach, the drafting and negotiation of all related contracts, the participation to claims, the alternative dispute resolution and arbitration. Our advice on oil and gas ventures has taken place in countries such as Algeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo and the Ivory Coast.
Due to the fact that GcilA’s clients come from a wide variety of industries, our teams have developed their expertise and knowledge across an equally impressive range of sectors. Our lawyers are well-equipped to work on the procurement and construction of energy and power projects in the developing as well as the developed world. Examples include the 715 MW combined-cycle natural gas power station in Vietnam, a thermal power station in Greece, a power plant in Guatemala, a Hub River Power Complex Pipeline in Pakistan, an electric power plant in Panama and a 144 MW combined-cycle diesel-fueled power plant in Southern Europe. We are proud advisors to many global power projects and are committed to providing our future clients with the same professionalism and expertise.
Our work in water distribution projects and waste water systems is anchored in the energy sector but also draws upon our expertise in construction and infrastructure. Sample projects include a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Romania, a water distribution network in Lagos, Nigeria, the expansion of the Hyperion wastewater treatment plant, a billion-dollar project for a water distribution network in Baghdad, Iraq and a 5-mile sewer system in Los Angeles, USA.
Our expertise in nuclear projects consists of providing our clients with all necessary legal services and support required for the proper development of projects in the nuclear industry. We often work as advisors or experts in this area as well as provide legal guidance in claims, disputes, and procurement. Our work stretches from advisory work for government agencies for nuclear reactor tests, over the construction of Nuclear Power Plants such as the Laguna Verde plant in Mexico, to other nuclear projects such as the Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant in Taiwan.