Edward Rose advises on the development and financing of major projects in Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East. He has 25 years of experience acting for governments, sponsors, and contractors on a wide variety of energy and infrastructure projects. His work encompasses petrochemical and refinery projects; independent power, water, and wastewater projects; the development of port facilities; and health care projects. Edward also advises clients on corporate transactions linked to the establishment and operation of these facilities.
Since locating to Alkhobar in 2014, Edward has gained particular experience in the Saudi petrochemicals, utilities, renewables, and health sectors. He has also advised on diverse energy matters, including the negotiation and settlement of disputes arising from the construction of industrial plants. Recent work in the Kingdom has involved acting on a concession for the operation of a new port, the development and financing of an independent wastewater treatment project, the creation of manufacturing joint ventures, and the settlement of disputes relating to the expansion of a chemicals facility.
Edward has lived and worked in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and Oman and has advised on deals in Abu Dhabi, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, and East Africa. He is a regular speaker at conferences and a contributor to publications including the Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law. He also has served as a senior lecturer on oil, gas, and construction law courses held in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Malaysia, and South Africa.
- April 27, 2017
Saudi Arabia: Opportunities in the Renewables Sector, Japan Institute for Overseas Investment
- April 4, 2017
Saudi / UK SME Partnership Forum, Saudi British Joint Business Council
- September 20, 2016
Opportunity Arabia XIII, Middle East Association
- June 1, 2016
Project Finance and EPC Contracts in the Middle East, In-House Counsel Legal Training
- May 25, 2016
IP Use and Protection in Saudi Arabia, during the Licensing Executives Society training course “Principles and Practices of Intellectual Asset Management”
- April 5, 2016
Creating new Companies for Early Stage Technologies, during Workshop organised by DTVC
- The College of Law, London (Legal Practice Course 1995; Common Professional Examination 1994); University of Durham (Diploma in Arabic 1993); St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford (B.A. Hons. in Modern History 1992)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Recognized by Chambers Global and The Legal 500 as a leading Middle East energy lawyer
Recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA for projects & energy work in Saudi Arabia (2015 and 2016) and recognized for "development and financing" credentials in Saudi Arabia (2017)