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The Great Oil & Gas Paradigm Shift — What Does It Mean?

"East Africa used to be regarded as an oil industry backwater, a poorer relative to the continent's resource-rich north and west," the Financial Times observed. This has quickly changed in the past few years now East Africa has been dubbed the next Oil frontier and we at Impala Legal are helping our clients keep abreast with the shift in paradigm in the regions Oil & Gas industry.

Impala Legal has strategically placed itself to operate at the heart of the energy and resources industry in the region. We have a team of lawyers dedicated to this area of practice; we can assemble specialist teams to provide the highest quality advice tailored to our clients' needs. We have helped companies, financial institutions and government departments to deal successfully with a wide range of challenges across the whole spectrum of the energy and resources sector through a combination of pragmatic, commercial advice and innovative solutions.

We offer our clients the benefit of deep local market knowledge coupled with access to Impala Legal's global network, resources and expertise. We are recognised for our clear focus on supporting our energy and resources clients to reach the successful completion of their projects and transactions.

Our lawyers provide a comprehensive service to our energy and resources clients in the following areas:

  • » Upstream oil and gas;
  • » Pipelines;
  • » LNG;
  • » Refining and petrochemicals;
  • » Power;
  • » Renewables;
  • » Water; and
  • » Mining.

We also advise on all aspects of work in the energy and resources sector including:

  • » mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance;
  • » greenfield projects;
  • » brownfield projects;
  • » project and acquisition financing;
  • » joint ventures;
  • » equity capital markets;
  • » reserve based lending;
  • » land and resource access;
  • » project development;
  • » EPC contracts;
  • » commercial agreements;
  • » competition and regulation; and
  • »litigation and arbitration.