Power, Oil and Gas

We advise sponsors, financiers, purchasers, suppliers and contractors in power, oil and gas projects. Our services include providing legal support and guidance on all aspects of project formation, structuring, implementation, financing and operation. We are very familiar with key laws such as the Electricity Act, 2008; Petroleum Act, 2015; Tanzania Extractive Industries (Transparency and Accountability) Act, 2015; and the Oil and Gas Revenue Management Act, 2015.

Our clients include oil and gas exploration companies, oilfield services companies and other companies exploring, developing, producing, storing, marketing, transporting, and processing energy resources. Whether conventional or unconventional, onshore or offshore, transaction or dispute, we have the experience to find solutions to the business issues facing these companies. Essentially our services cover upstream, midstream and downstream operations.

Lawcastles has a long history of representing, advising, and serving the oilfield services companies. We represent on all issues facing this sector such as offshore deepwater drilling, onshore hydraulic fracturing, emerging geographies. We have provided advice to oilfield services companies in a wide range of issues such as commercial disputes, regulatory and compliance, environmental matters, intellectual property, labour and employment and immigration services. Lawcastles understands the dynamics of the industry, applicable rules and regulations.

Lawcastles provides legal services on all aspects relating to development, financing and operation of power projects and the disputes that arise from these projects. Examples of the specific sub-areas in which we provide advice are land acquisition, compliance with environmental laws, project finance, permits and approvals, fuel supply and transportation, power purchase agreements, operating and maintenance agreement, EPC contracts, government incentives, all aspects of construction, dispute resolution through adjudication, arbitration and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, project development and structuring, procurement, government guarantees, tax issues, and all legal issues associated with transmission such as way leaves acquisition. Lawcastles is advising the sponsor in a hydro power project along Kagera river on Ugandan-Tanzanian border.

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6th Floor, Nyerere Pension Tower, Bibi Titi Street/Morogoro Road, P.O. Box 78934, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Email: info@lawcastles.com - Phone: +255 22 2124127 - Fax: +255 22 2124128