Oil and Gas

Our Founding Partner, Mr. Saleh has advised Merrill Lynch on various legal aspects in relation to the Energy Sector in Egypt (Up-Stream, Mid-Stream and Down-Stream levels) and updating it periodically with any change in the related legal framework. The purpose of the advice was to assist Merrill Lynch in making decisions in connection with its physical Oil and LNG trading businesses.

Participated in the transaction, through which Total acquired Shell’s retail network in Egypt.

Advised local and multinational companies on various legal aspects in relation to their concession agreements and the exclusivity of gas supply in certain governorates in Egypt.

Following the famous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Mr. Saleh worked with Norton Rose, London office on Egyptian Environmental Law advices relating to potential risks arises from oil spills in Egypt.

During an assignment at Apache Corporation in Egypt, He handled closely all the assigned legal aspects pertaining to conducting the oil and gas business in Egypt and advised on all the day-to-day legal queries.

Moreover, He reviewed, negotiated and opined on various types of contracts, such as concession agreements and their extensions, joint operating agreements, farm in agreements, development lease agreements, gas sales agreements, crude oil and gas processing and transportation agreements, pipeline ownership agreements and other related agreements on the up and the mid-stream levels in the oil and gas sector.

He has an active membership of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiator (“AIPN”). AIPN is an international independent professional membership association that supports international energy negotiators around the world and enhances their effectiveness and professionalism in the international energy community. AIPN is a global association well-known to company’s working in the Energy Sector and it is closed and exclusive for Energy Sector’s practitioners.


Riad, Saleh & Partners (“Firm”) is a full service independent law firm based in Cairo, Egypt founded in 2015 by leading lawyers with focus on Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Market, Business Structuring, Oil and Gas, Banking and Finance, Telecom and Technology, Intellectual Property, Disputes Resolution and Employment.

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