Global law firm Clyde & Co has boosted its oil & gas credentials in the MENA region with the addition of Richard Devine, an experienced energy partner who joins the firm’s corporate team.
Richard has over 15 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector with a track record of working on frontier and first-of-their-kind projects, particularly upstream projects in the MENA region.
He has extensive experience advising national and international oil companies, project sponsors and developers on Middle Eastern and international transactions.
Richard advises on the entire spectrum of oil and gas matters, including upstream oil and gas, energy M&A, energy regulation and energy transportation.
Richard has been based in Dubai for the past 10 years and has previously worked in London and Cairo. He joins Clyde & Co from Baker Botts where he was a partner in the firm’s global projects group.
Richard will spearhead the oil & gas group in MENA. The group comprises industry specialist lawyers with the skills necessary to support oil & gas clients on all aspects of their business, including extensive experience across corporate, commercial, finance, projects, employment, regulatory and compliance, insurance, trading & derivatives and disputes & international arbitration.
Niall O’Toole, MENA board member and Regional Head of Clyde & Co’s corporate practice commented: “I am pleased to welcome Richard to the firm. Richard’s appointment will bolster our energy offering and expansion in key areas such as Saudi Arabia, Africa and China, as well as our drive into Iran and other new markets. We are committed to the oil & gas sector in the MENA region and beyond. Richard’s arrival supports our energy sector focus which is a global priority for Clyde & Co.”
Richard commented: “I am excited about joining Clyde & Co. The firm has an excellent reputation in the MENA region and the move also presents me with an impressive global platform. The firm’s size and longevity in the Middle East will allow me to offer clients with on-the-ground, local expertise on a wide range of matters.”
Clyde & Co has more than 60 corporate and commercial partners worldwide. The team supports the firm’s clients across its five core global sectors of energy, infrastructure, trade and commodities, insurance and transportation.