"Oil and Gas is a particular specialisation, where highlights include advising Tullow Oil on matters including its IPO and the set-up of the first FPSO on Ghana's Jubilee field. The firm is retained counsel for ExxonMobil and also represents AngloGold Ashanti. Customer service proves a strong point, and clients are enthusiastic about the team's high quality of communication and fast turnaround times.

- Chambers and Partners
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Oil and Gas

The Oil & Gas industry in Africa continues to show substantial growth and to present attractive investment opportunities. JLD & MB has a particularly strong Oil and Gas practice and has significant experience in both the upstream and downstream sectors. The Firm provides advice to some of the world’s foremost oil and gas companies on the legal and regulatory framework governing the oil and gas industry in Ghana.

Notable Transactions:

  • Advising ExxonMobil on its entry into the Ghanaian upstream market, including advice on Petroleum Agreement negotiations and other matters.
  • Providing legal and regulatory advice with respect to the West African Gas Pipeline for the transmission of natural gas in West Africa. 
  • Advising BP Oil International Plc on its downstream activities in Ghana.
  • Advising several clients on various transactional and operational matters, including local content and other regulatory matters in the petroleum upstream and downstream sectors. 

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