Of Counsel

Saudi Arabia + 966.13.831.4602

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.


  • Saudi petrochemicals company contemplates overseas acquisitionJones Day is advising a major private Saudi petrochemicals company on all aspects of its bid to acquire shares in an Asia-based holding company, which in turn is the sole shareholder of a China-based petrochemicals production company.
  • Global ports company enters into container port operations agreement with Saudi GovernmentJones Day advised a global ports company (as the lead sponsor) in connection with the negotiation and execution of an agreement with a Saudi Government entity, by which our client and its partners will establish a special purpose company that will invest in and manage the new container port in Saudi Arabia.
  • Consortium of Marafiq, Amwal, and Veolia develop large Independent Sewage Treatment Plant in Saudi ArabiaJones Day advised the consortium of sponsors consisting of The Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq), AlAmwal AlKhaleejiah AlThaniya, and Veolia Middle East, in connection with the project close and financial close of the Jeddah Airport 2 Independent Sewage Treatment Plant Project located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Overseas engineering company evaluates its business activities in Saudi ArabiaJones Day is representing a leading Americas-based specialist engineering company on its corporate and commercial activities in Saudi Arabia, including its distribution, branch office and co-operation arrangements in the Kingdom.
  • Saudi petrochemical company assesses its supply contractsJones Day is acting for a major private Saudi petrochemicals company on key aspects of its feedstock supply contracts with a leading Government-owned chemicals company.
  • Saudi-based company invests in joint venture to produce marine enginesJones Day advised a Saudi-based investment company on its direct investment in a major international joint venture to produce marine engines and pumps in the Kingdom.
  • Consortium of senior creditors provide €700 million to Northwester 2 for development of Belgian offshore wind farmJones Day advised the consortium of senior creditors consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., De Volksbank N.V. trading as ASN Bank, ING Belgium SA/NV, KBC Bank NV, Société Générale, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Brussels Branch, Triodos Bank, the European Investment Bank, and EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, in the financing of Northwester 2's €700 million (US$804.8 million) total required investment for the development and construction of a 218.5 megawatt offshore wind farm to be located approximately 50 kilometers off the Belgian coast.
  • Prominent Saudi trading group establishes joint venture with British partnerJones Day is advising a prominent Saudi trading group on its joint venture arrangements with a British partner, aimed at the establishment of a new company in the Kingdom and the development of a specialist manufacturing business.
  • Global schools group builds new co-educational campus in Saudi ArabiaJones Day advised a global schools group on all aspects of its strategic partnership with a Saudi developer to finance, build, and lease a landmark new co-educational campus in Saudi Arabia.
  • Saudi chemicals company negotiates contracts related to supply of feedstockJones Day advised a major Saudi chemicals company on its contracts for the supply of feedstock to various tenants of a manufacturing park located adjacent to the client’s production facilities, and assisted with the negotiation of contracts with individual customers.
  • Saudi Ministry of Health establishes proposal for hospital projectJones Day acted for a branch of the Saudi Ministry of Health on a proposal for the structuring of a bid process to allow an international or local investor to take over, refurbish, and manage a leading Eastern Province general hospital.
  • Saudi chemicals company reviews contractual claims by EPC contractorsJones Day advised a major Saudi chemicals company in connection with the review of a range of complex claims arising from the client's contracts with two EPC contractors and on options for the resolution of these claims.
  • Jubail-based petrochemicals company expands operations in Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi ArabiaJones Day acted for a Jubail-based petrochemicals company on all aspects of the project and corporate structuring necessary for the development of a major expansion programme, comprising additional plants in both Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia (including on a joint venture basis).
  • Saudi industrial company disposes of certain business assetsJones Day represented a Saudi industrial company, active in the plastics sector, on the disposal of certain business assets.
  • Saudi trading group reviews contractual arrangements relating to development of industrial plant in Yanbu, Saudi ArabiaJones Day advised a major Saudi trading group on its contractual arrangements with an international energy company for the development and financing of an industrial plant to be constructed in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.
  • International healthcare provider establishes new local company to operate private clinic in Saudi ArabiaJones Day represented a leading international healthcare provider on the negotiation and conclusion of a management contract for the operation of a private clinic in Saudi Arabia, together with the setting up of a new local company.
  • Consortium provides €900 million financing for Belgium's largest offshore wind farmJones Day advised a consortium of senior creditors, consisting of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Belgian Branch; Belfius Bank SA/NV; BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (London Branch); Société Générale, London Branch; European Investment Bank; and EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, in connection with the financing of Norther's approximately €1.2 billion total required investment for developing and constructing a 370 megawatt offshore wind farm.
  • Saudi Arabian petrochemicals company considers contractual issues under FEED contract and tenders major EPC contractJones Day acted for a Saudi Arabian petrochemicals company with respect to contractual issues arising under a FEED contract, as well as advising on the drafting and tendering of a major EPC contract.
  • Industrial services company bids on commercial contracts in Saudi ArabiaJones Day acted for a U.S.-based industrial services company on its bids for contracts from clients in Saudi Arabia, on the award of a contract for the supply of specialist mining equipment, and on its local corporate arrangements.
  • Saudi-based technology commercialization company examines acquisition of two equity stakes in U.S.-based water technology companies and establishes joint venture in Saudi ArabiaJones Day advised a Saudi-based technology commercialization company on two acquisitions of equity stakes in U.S.-based water technology companies (one completed, one aborted), as well as on the related establishment of a joint venture company in the Kingdom to undertake water projects for the oil industry.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 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