Zircon Strategy is one of the leading law firms for energy practice in Nigeria. Our Attorneys provide unrivalled legal services across all areas of the energy industry. We understand our clients’ needs and businesses and we deploy first-rate practical knowledge in advising on the impact of applicable laws and regulations. Our Attorneys frequently act for major clients in the oil and gas, solar, wind and water sectors, on engineering, procurement and construction transactions, infrastructure projects and other general matters. We also represent financiers and investment sponsors. We structure, negotiate and document the full array of energy projects and financing transactions in line with the commercial objectives of our clients. We advise on project delivery arrangements and commercial frameworks with a view to create bankable project structures. Backed by years of extensive experience in energy projects, we go beyond advisory to partner with our clients in their business success.
Power and Utilities
Oil and Gas
Mining and Metals
Solar and Wind Power Development
M&A and Restructuring
Project Legal Due Diligence
Development of Scope of Work, Transaction Heads of Terms and Technical Documentation
Risk Management and Procurement Strategy
Licensing and Regulation
Projects Negotiation and Documentation
Gas Processing and Infrastructure
Project Development and Finance
Oil Shipping and Transportation
Due Diligence and Reviews
Energy Asset Financing and Acquisition
Energy Disputes (Litigation & Arbitration)
Project Risk Identification, Mitigation and Elimination
Infrastructure Insurance Negotiation and Policy Formulation
Infrastructure Transaction Tax and Investment Planning
Our Attorneys boast a combination of specialist expertise in energy sector advisory which enables us to envisage and handle several issues that may arise in the course of transactions. We possess extensive experience advising on legal matters related to project structuring and development, financing, government regulation, litigation, construction, dispute settlement and other contract issues. We are highly proficient in the drafting, negotiating and reviewing of relevant project documents, including Concession Agreements, Joint Development Agreements, Offtaker Agreements, Operation and Management Agreements, Construction Contracts, Operation and Maintenance Contracts, Power Purchase Agreements, Gas Supply Agreements and Technical Service and Maintenance Agreements, among others. We also draft and negotiate financing and security documents, including facility agreements, equity contribution agreements, inter-creditor agreements, common terms agreements, and security agreements; and we issue legal opinions on the impact of Nigerian law on infrastructure transaction, as well as on equity restructuring, debt restructuring and management restructuring.
Our team comprises seasoned experts in the energy field, who are trusted advisers to major players in the industry. Our Attorneys have worked on large-scale projects and regularly act on major energy and infrastructure development projects. We also advise on the structuring of consortia to bid for major projects and the shareholders’ agreements establishing relevant special purpose vehicles. Our Attorneys possess strong expertise in undertaking due diligence in relation to business counter-parties and proposed M&A. Additionally, we are able to conduct corporate social, environmental and governance compliance reviews in relation to Nigerian and international legal standards and requirements.