Energy And Natural Resources
Renaissance Practice is renowned for its demonstrable expertise encompassing all areas of energy law practice including transactional, dispute and regulatory matters. The energy and natural resources practice is a fundamental component of the firm’s practice and the firm can boast of competent lawyers with sufficient experience to provide top-notch services to our clients within the industry.
We also apprise our clients with updates on the current developments and trends in the sector ranging from regulatory and legal changes to opportunities arising from restructuring by industry players. This is all in a bid to ensuring that our clients business are strengthened and enjoy profound advantages over their competitors.
We are well grounded in all aspects of the Nigerian oil and gas industry including the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors and we provide solutions to complex legal, financial and commercial issues related thereto. We are also versatile in drafting and reviewing legal and contractual agreements peculiar to this industry such as production sharing contracts (PSCs), concessions, joint venture agreements (JVAs), joint operating agreements (JOAs), financial and technical services agreement (FTSA), asset sale and purchase, financings, marginal fields, farm-ins, farm-outs, unitizations and drilling and development contracts.
We have advised on many high ranking deals in this industry, and our expertise cuts across the entire value chain from crude oil exploration, production, and refining, to pipeline infrastructure, storage and transportation, as well as acquisition and divestment of oil and gas assets.
We render services to our clients in all areas of the Nigerian power sector including power generation, power transmission, and power distribution. Furthermore, we advise on cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, asset purchase, privatization, trading and marketing, regulation and market reforms, public procurement matters, environmental issues, legal disputes and project finance.
Our clients also benefit from our robust knowledge of the laws and regulatory regime governing the power industry as well as international treaties and trends such as the current global push for the substitution of renewable sources of energy as the primary source of energy.
We possess vast experience in the minerals and mining industry and have first-hand knowledge on contemporary issues facing the industry. This correctly positions us to provide effective advice on matters relating to financing, joint ventures, exploration agreements, environmental permits, compliance and due diligence, conversion, acquisition and disposal of mining rights and title, mining claims, royalty and refining agreements and other land use authorizations.
We have legal experts within our ranks that are skilled in drafting and negotiating mining joint ventures, joint operating agreements, land and mineral leases, concessions, perform due diligences and title opinions and proffer legal advice on environmental liability.