Oil & Gas, and Energy

Skrine’s Oil & Gas, and Energy practice comprises a team of lawyers adept at advising and guiding clients through the political, economic and legal risks associated with developing and operating oil & gas, and energy projects in Malaysia. They include partners from Skrine’s mergers & acquisitions, projects, competition/anti-trust, litigation and arbitration, employment, tax, and finance practice groups.
Our Oil & Gas, and Energy practice offers the full range of legal services, to the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, procurement activities, regulatory compliance, development and operations, investments, environmental and regulatory matters. The firm is frequently called upon to analyse and assess applicable legal considerations and help structure and document complex, challenging or novel cross-border oil & gas transactions and projects.
In the energy sector our experience includes the development and negotiation in connection with:

  • Acquisition of interests in existing projects
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Power purchase agreements
  • EPC contracts and other design build contract structures
  • Energy marketing and commodity hedging arrangements
  • Turbine and other major equipment acquisition agreements
  • Operations and maintenance agreements
  • Long-term services agreements
  • Wrap agreements
  • Wording with sectoral regulators to prepare legislative guidelines

The firm is often recognised as one of the leading oil & gas and energy firms in the country and has been described by Chambers Asia-Pacific as being “especially noted for its wealth of oil and gas sector know-how” and “Highly effective in handling energy M&A transactions, as well as advising on construction contracts.” Fariz Abdul Aziz heads our Oil & Gas, and Energy practice.

Our litigation and arbitration team has acted in disputes relating to production sharing contracts, joint operating agreements, service agreements, construction of pipelines, and other offshore construction contracts. We are adept in pursuing or defending legal proceedings through the national courts, arbitration, adjudication and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.