Energy & Natural Resources

The dynamics, diversity and globalisation of the energy and natural resources industry compels market players and regulating authorities to find legal solutions that are both all-encompassing and innovating, anchored in a profound industry knowledge and expertise.

As a firm, VdA has a long track record advising players across the energy and natural resources chain: governments and developers, technology providers, investors and financing entities. The accumulated experience in contracts negotiation and understanding of regulatory matters, enables our team to devise and implement legal solutions tailor-made to each project and deal.

Our practice is comprised of lawyers highly specialised in all matters relevant to the industry, which follow from the onset the project structuring, licensing, negotiation of project contracts and financing and continuing throughout its entire lifecycle. Our practice draws upon industry-savvy lawyers to assist our clients in public procurement procedures, restructuring and transactional M&A work within the energy and natural resources’ industry.

Be it in lusophone and francophone Africa, or in East Timor, we operate as one firm of unparalleled agility: industry focused international standards of excellence, teams with vast local expertise and the exclusive commitment of the highly reputed local firms that make up VdA Legal Partners.

Legal services

  • licensing of energy and mining projects
  • development and implementation of energy projects, notably thermoelectric plants and renewable energy, biomass plants, wind farms, water projects, including water supply, sanitation and waste management
  • project and construction agreements, O&M agreements and supply agreements
  • acquisitions on secondary market
  • regulation
  • public procurement
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