Oil and Gas Laws in Alsuwaidi

Al-Suwaidi & Company has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry and high efficiency in taking over the work of national, foreign and multinational companies. Our Oil and Gas department includes a multidisciplinary team headed by Mr. Mohammad Rashid Al Suwaidi who was head of the Legal Affairs Department at the Emirates Petroleum Corporation. The team provides legal advice to energy companies and investors, our sustained commitment to client service is reflected in our long-standing relationships as advisors to many leading oil and gas companies. In addition to the extensive experience in the field of negotiation, arbitration, and litigation in complex legal cases, as well as, dealing with various issues in the oil and gas industry such as the following:

  • International Energy Transactions.
  • Joint projects between regional and international companies.
  • Environmental Issues.
  • Exploration and Development Agreements.
  • Transportation and Storage Agreements.
  • Project financing and general corporate issues.

Oil and Gas Team






Mohammed R Alsuwaidi

Mohammed R Alsuwaidi

Managing Partner

“Very responsive and never fails to make himself available for you”.
Source: Chambers 2011.

Practice:Oil and Gas, Criminal, Civil, and Commercial Litigation, Banking, Construction, Real Estate and Intellectual Property, local and international Arbitration, acting both as counsel and as an arbitrator.

Experience: He was admitted to all Courts of the UAE in 1986 and founded Al Suwaidi and Company in 1996.

Previously, Mohammed was the Head of the Legal Department of Emirates General Petroleum Corporation. He was Vice Chairman of the Jurist Association in the UAE, was President of the Organization of Young Arab Lawyers and was Deputy Chairman of the UAE Jurists Association. He has been appointed as an arbitrator on more than 60 arbitrations to date. He is also called upon as a UAE law expert on international arbitrations.He is also a licensed arbitrator in the International Islamic Center for Reconciliation and Arbitration.

Memberships:

Vice President of Dubai Swiss Business Council
Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Ajman Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center (Ajman Chamber of Commerce)
Steering Committee of ICC – UAE – Commission on Arbitration
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UAE branch
Islamic Lawyers Association
Arbitration Council in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
UAE Bar Association
American Bar Association
Associate member of Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
A former member of the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Association in the UAE
Education: Masters of Laws (LLM), Boston University; Bachelors of Law (LLB) UAE University

Languages: Arabic, English.

Lailani Manalastas

Lailani Manalastas

Associate

Practice: Corporate, M&A, Employment, Real Estate, Civil and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration.

Experience: Lailani has significant experience in corporate work including corporate governance and compliance. She has handled due diligence audits preparatory to corporate mergers and acquisitions and shareholding planning and restructuring. She is also well-versed in civil and commercial litigation in the UAE as well as in international commercial arbitration.

Memberships: Integrated Bar of the Philippines; DIAC 40 – Young Practitioners Group; Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).

Education: Ateneo de Manila University, School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2006); University of the Philippines (Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, 2001)

Other Education / Training: Various legal and arbitration trainings in Dubai and Manila

Languages: English and Filipino.