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Sector experience

Sector experience

The breadth of our legal expertise is matched by an in-depth understanding of client needs across the economy.

Banking & finance

Many of our major clients come from the financial sector. We serve leading financial institutions, brokerage and leasing firms, and investment funds, as well as some of the region’s largest banks.

Our legal support meets the highest international standards while remaining grounded in local challenges and realities.

We advise and assist in complex debt and equity transactions in global capital markets, including:

  • Debt issuances
  • Sukuk securitizations
  • Exchangeable bonds
  • Structured products
  • Equity-linked issuances
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP’s)

Construction & engineering

Building comes with substantial risks.

At Afaf Marjan, we understand those risks and allocate and manage them appropriately.

When construction is just one part of a much larger project, we protect the bigger picture by assigning liability to the right parties. This makes us unique in quantifying risks for investors, who require an analytical approach for their project diligence. 


In a region bounded and defined by seaways, maritime activity is vital to the economy. Our firm plays a growing role in optimizing and supporting this fast-modernizing sector. Our team is thoroughly versed in maritime law, including:

  • Drafting agreements and contracts
  • Filing claims for goods, transportation and shipment contracts
  • Delay fines
  • Marine accidents & compensation
  • Negotiation & litigation

Oil & gas

Many of our oil & gas legal experts have direct, in-house industry experience. We see the sector’s risks and opportunities from all perspectives.

We optimise businesses at all stages of development, from pre-exploration through to exploration, as well as appraisal, development, operation and decommissioning.

Our legal expertise spans upstream, downstream and midstream activities across international borders, including:

  • Drilling
  • LNG
  • Pipelines
  • Refineries
  • Petrochemicals

We advise such entities as:

  • Major oil & gas producers
  • Small to mid-cap E&P companies
  • Oil services companies and contractors
  • Oil & gas traders
  • Governments and government agencies
  • Equity providers and lenders

We handle all legal aspects of:

  • Concession agreements
  • Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Farm-ins and farm-outs
  • Joint ventures
  • Banking & finance
  • Capital markets (including IPO’s)
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment, regulatory and intellectual property advice