Energy and Natural Resources Law

Energy and Natural Resources Law

Continued economic growth and a growing need for energy contributes to the increasing demand for natural resources in Rwanda. The Rwanda government is implementing a number of programs aimed at increasing the production capacity of its energy and natural resource sectors by modernizing and expanding existing infrastructure and mining sites as well as by developing further capacity for the production of renewable energy. At Colin&Colin, we are proud to participate in this process by contributing our services and expertise.

The Colin&Colin Energy and Natural Resources Group is a team of dedicated professionals that combine their skills, in-depth knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive counselling and strategic regulatory advice to public agencies, mining and energy generation and distribution companies, financial institutions and international agencies. We have a profound understanding of the business needs of parties involved in the oil and gas, power generation, renewable and alternative energy, coal and iron ore mining and infrastructure sectors.

Our lawyers provide bespoke legal services ranging from general consultation on regulatory requirements to advising on project development, from the structuring of project financing to the drafting and negotiation of contractor agreements for power generation and transportation facilities, to providing assistance in obtaining extraction licences and concession rights, the drafting and negotiation of production sharing agreements, and making investment agreements with the state.

Energy Law Services

  • Advising on legal matters related to the exploration, production, distribution and transportation of oil, gas and other natural resources

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts for acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas properties and facilities

  • Drafting and negotiating joint operating agreements, concession agreements and production sharing agreements

  • Drafting and negotiating contractor and technical support agreements, outsourcing and service agreements

  • Advising on general regulatory and compliance matters

  • Advising on, and assisting with, licensing regimes, permits and approvals

  • Legal due diligence

  • Structuring of transactions and financing

  • Operation and management of power generation facilities

  • Environmental matters

  • Dispute resolution