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Edward Rose
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  • 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)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

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 U.K., the Middle East, Malaysia, and South Africa.

Honors & Distinctions

  • 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)
Edward Rose