Edward Rose advises on the development and financing of major projects in Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East. He has more than 20 years of experience acting for governments, sponsors, and contractors on a wide variety of energy and infrastructure projects. His work encompasses upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas contracts; refinery, petrochemical, and heavy industrial projects; independent power and water projects; and airport and port developments. Edward also advises on the corporate and commercial transactions linked to the establishment and operation of these facilities.
Since locating to Alkhobar, Edward has gained broad experience in the Saudi petrochemicals sector and has advised on projects in the power, rail, and health arenas. Prior to joining Jones Day, he acted on the financing of an independent water project in Oman, the development of a petrochemicals plant in Abu Dhabi, the restructuring of the downstream petroleum sector in Jordan, disputes arising from a petrochemicals complex in Qatar, and matters relating to port concessions in Oman.
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.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Advised Malakoff, Sumitomo, and Cadagua on the close of the project financing for the Ghubrah Independent Water Project, Oman's largest IWP, valued at approximately US$350 million.
Acted for Borealis AG for more than a decade on its joint venture with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company — Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. Ltd. (Borouge) — a US$5 billion petrochemicals plant in the UAE.
Represented a major Scandinavian energy company on its bid for an oil concession in Abu Dhabi.
Advised the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Jordan on the restructuring and part privatization of Jordan's downstream petroleum sector, including a planned refinery concession and a new regulatory regime for the transportation, storage, and sale of refined products.
Acted for the founding committee on all legal matters required to establish the first Shari'a-compliant bank in Oman — Bank Nizwa — including Oman's second largest initial public offering.
Acted for a publicly listed international energy company on its bid for an onshore gas concession in Oman.
Acted for Salalah Port Services Company on a range of contractual and commercial matters relating to the company's concessions to operate a world-class container terminal and general cargo port at Salalah in southern Oman.
Represented a major regional EPC contractor on legal issues arising from its joint venture arrangements, an EPC contract, and a key subcontract connected with the company's work on the Pearl Gas-To-Liquids project in Qatar.
Acted for a U.K./Iraqi consortium on a joint venture relating to the redevelopment of an international airport in Iraq.
Advised the Natural Resources Authority of Jordan on the development and negotiation of legal documentation for the granting of concessions over oil shale and natural gas resources.
Advised Etisalat of the UAE on its successful bid, and award of a licence, to set up Saudi Arabia's second mobile phone provider, Mobily (Etihad Etisalat). The structuring of this project represented the world's largest Islamic financing at that time.
- 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)