Rui Amendoeira

“Thank you very much for clicking on my profile. My name is Rui Amendoeira and I have over 30 years of experience practicing law. I spent many years in large law firm environments, where I took on multiple roles, including managing partner and Board chairman. In 2018 I decided to set up my own boutique firm, specializing in Energy and Oil & Gas in particular. 

For 30 years my practice has been primarily focused on Angola but I have a wealth of experience throughout the lusophone and francophone African continent as well as Timor-Leste.  During my career I have covered a myriad of projects and transactions throughout the oil and gas value chain, including upstream developments, liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, regasification facility projects, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, farmins and farmouts, cross-border pipelines, etc.
I am  frequently called upon to draft and negotiate a variety of oil & gas agreements, including concession contracts, production sharing agreements, participating agreements, JOAs, operating agreements, field unitization agreements, the full range of service contracts, FPSO contracts, pipeline transportation agreements, storage, gathering and interconnection agreements, engineering, construction and procurement agreements, and other documents that require wide-ranging multidisciplinary experience. My clients include oil and gas producers, operators, drilling contractors and construction companies, large utilities, refineries, financial institutions, and a host of other businesses in the energy, banking and infrastructure sectors. I have been fortunate enough to have been consistently ranked in the most prestigious legal directories as an Angola and Energy specialist.”

Assisted several International Oil Companies (IOCs) in obtaining rights to, or divesting from Production Sharing Agreements, Association Contracts, Risk Service Contracts and other similar agreements

Advised consortium of international oil & gas companies in structuring and implementation of Angola LNG Project

Advised IOC in project for development of cluster of gas fields

Advised IOC in unitization/joint development of Angola and Congo contiguous oil fields

Assisted National Oil Company in the restructuring of its activities/organizational structure in the context of the overhauling of Angola’s petroleum sector

Advised Ministry of Finance in entitlement of multi-company dispute related to petroleum taxes and “profit oil”

Consultant to Ministry of Finance team in charge of assessing and collecting petroleum taxes

Drafted legislation to be adopted by Angolan government addressing various oil industry topics, including environment, gas flaring, decommissioning, operational discharges, tax incentives for gas development, etc

Advised National Oil Company in the development of gas fields in the Timor Sea

Consultant to petroleum regulatory agency in development upstream and downstream legislation and regulations, and contract negotiation with foreign investors

When Rui isn’t practicing law he can be found in front of a physical or virtual chessboard, where his slightly less agile skill from his youth championship winning days in Portugal, is frequently tested by friends, colleagues and sometimes even clients! He is also a very useful tennis player with a killer forehand and a proud Benfiquista (supporter of S.L. Benfica)

He collects old books and is a keen historian with an eye for ancient Greece and Rome


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