Andrew Figgins > Dentons > Muscat, Oman > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
AL FANNAR BUILDING, 2ND AND PENTOUSE FLOORS
BUILDING NO569, WAY NO 3009, SHATTI AL QURUM, RUWI
112 RUWI, MUSCAT
Oman

Work Department

Construction, Energy, Infrastructure and PPP, Electricity, Employment and Labor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Maritime, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Renewable Energy, Rail Operations

Position

Andrew is the Managing Partner of Dentons’ Muscat office, and also heads Dentons’ Middle East Oil and Gas practice in addition to the Dentons Muscat Energy and Projects team.

He has over 20 years’ experience advising on oil and gas projects through the full energy value chain across the MENA and Caspian regions, including exploration and production, processing, transportation, gas sales, LNG and shipping.

Andrew is particularly noted for his in-house experience having previously held legal managerial positions at BP and Oman Shipping Company before joining Dentons.

Andrew was BP Oman’s Legal Manager on the early phase of the US$16 billion Khazzan unconventional gas project; and was previously the lead lawyer for BP’s US$10 billion cross-border Shah Deniz and SCP pipeline gas project in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. In Oman since 2008, Andrew provides legal support to Oman’s construction and engineering sector, I(W)PPs, shipping and ports, project financing and regulatory restructuring in the energy, logistics and transport sector.

Career

2013 – present: Dentons & Co Oman Branch
2012 – 2013: Oman Shipping Company SAOC: General Counsel
2008 – 2011: BP Middle East: Senior Legal Advisor
2008 – 2009: BP Egypt: Legal Manager
2003 – 2007: BP Azerbaijan: Senior Legal Advisor
2000 – 2003: BP Algeria and Angola: Legal Advisor
1998 – 2000: Lawrence Graham, London: Solicitor
1996 – 1998: Trowers & Hamlins, London and Muscat: Trainee Solicitor

Languages

English, French

Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
Outward Bound Oman – Legal Counsel and Director
Omani British Lawyers Association
ABA International School, Muscat, Oman – Legal Counsel and Board Secretary
Muscat RFC – Legal Counsel, Committee Member, Juniors Head Coach
The International School of Azerbaijan – Legal Counsel and Director

Lawyer Rankings

Oman > Shipping

(Leading individuals)

Andrew FigginsDentons

Under the leadership of Andrew Figgins, Dentons‘ broad shipping practice handles a varied range of work. On the contentious side, areas of activity include matters concerning ship arrests, collisions, casualties and pollution claims. Non-contentious work covers the development of shipping-related projects and regulatory advice. Figgins’ team includes Dali Al Habboub, who leads on much of the team’s dispute resolution work.

Oman > Projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

Andrew FigginsDentons

Dentons‘ experienced projects and energy team has a proven track record of handling corporate and commercial matters in this area. The team’s energy work includes advising state bodies and private corporations on matters such as project development, exploration and operation contracts, as well as procurement. Elsewhere, the team advises on projects in the healthcare, utilities and real estate sectors. Andrew Figgins leads the team, which also includes senior associate Yasser Taqi (‘a star on the rise‘). Figgins is noted for his ‘wealth of experience in the oil and gas sector‘.

Oman > Real estate and construction

Dentons‘ real estate and construction team is experienced in handling development projects, acquisitions and disposals of real estate assets, and debt and equity finance transactions. The team’s client base includes state bodies, as well as Omani and international companies. The team is spread across Dubai and Oman. Although former practice head Nick Simpson moved to Dentons’ Saudi Arabia practice, he continues to work on Omani matters. Andrew Figgins and Jamie Gibson jointly lead the team in Muscat. Gibson joined the practice in December 2019 from Trowers & Hamlins LLP.