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Devine & Severova
Devine & Severova FZ-LLC
PO Box 487177
United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates > Oil, gas and natural resources Tier 2

Devine & Severova is a boutique law firm with a core focus on oil and gas. The team specialises in the upstream space and is frequently instructed on sale and purchase agreements, oil and gas concessions and corporate structuring. Richard Devine and Ana Severova are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Richard Devine; Ana Severova


Devine & Severova have had an unwavering focus on oil & gas throughout their careers. They are truly “oil specialists”, not only during oil price booms. They have dedicated their career over the years based in Dubai. They can offer added value through oil & gas sector, technical & regional expertise. They well understand the industry, NOC and standard practice in the MENA region.’

Mr. Richard Devine performed excellent works for the award of oil & gas exploration concession to us in 2021. He has offered to us added value not only on the oil & gas contract, but also corporate issues.’

It was extremely pleasant to work with such a professional team that understands the tasks and features of the client.’

The firm has a very good response time and we have found them professional in their work as well as business ethics.’

We have worked closely with both Mr. Richard Devine & Ms. Ana Severova. Both individuals are competent with knowledge of their work. They possess in-depth knowledge of Upstream Oil & Gas Business and in addition of their services, they are also writing articles in business journals on various legal subjects in Oil & Gas business. Devine & Severova has a big advantage to be physically present in UAE that gives them an edge over their competitors besides their service level / quality.’

The firm: Devine & Severova is a boutique law firm with a strong focus on the oil and gas sector. Providing an alternative to large international law firms, it combines leading expertise with flexibility, innovation and personal attention to clients’ requirements. Its founders, Richard Devine and Ana Severova, have been practising in the MENA region since 2005 and their combined experience spans over 30 years and more than 30 countries.

Areas of practice: Devine & Severova’s core strengths include acquisitions and disposals of oil and gas interests (corporate and asset deals), joint venture arrangements, gas and petrochemical projects, transportation, processing, operational and commercial matters, contentious work, corporate restructurings, and regulatory and foreign direct investment. The firm’s clients include major international oil companies, national oil companies, independent producers, oilfield services providers and project developers.

Devine & Severova’s recent experience includes advising on matters in Azerbaijan, Egypt, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Qatar, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Congo, UAE and Yemen.


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