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Oil and Gas Law

With an increasing interest among International Oil Companies (IOCs) in oil and gas exploration and development activities in Tanzania, Lawhill & Co. Advocates provides services to companies engaging in the upstream, midstream and downstream activities at international standards. We assist clients in negotiating Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs); advising clients on the most beneficial fiscal clauses in PSAs while keeping abreast with our clients’ tax affairs; we also ensure that our clients secure the most favourable deals that are sustainable and endure the parties’ long-term relationship as well as representing our clients in national and international arbitration. We pride ourselves in having the highly specialized oil and gas personnel in our team, the first of its kind in Tanzania, placing our firm in the top notch in the oil and gas industry. 

Lawhill & Co. Advocates’ market leading Oil & Gas practice advises governments and National Oil Companies (NOCs), International Oil Companies (IOCs), Independent Oil and Gas Companies, Oil and Gas Technical Service Companies, and funders (debt and equity) on all aspects of oil and gas supply chain, including upstream (exploration and production), midstream (storage and transportation), downstream (fuels and lubricants, marketing and refining) and LNG. Our Oil and Gas Law team is the leading providers of legal services with in-depth knowledge on the oil and gas sector in Tanzania. 

Our industry specific practice advises clients on transactions relating to project development, M&A (both public and private), funding (equity and debt), energy trading, litigation and international arbitration. All these transactions are supported by our market leading experts in areas such as taxation, contracting, regulatory, corporate, environment, project planning and financing, to mention a few. Our experts are well informed with the dynamisms of the Tanzania’s oil and gas sector after spending considerable amount of time either researching on the oil and gas sector in Tanzania, or working as consultants to both the industry and the government.