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Mohamed Mahjoubi is an international projects and infrastructure lawyer with substantial experience in the energy sector.

Mohamed advises on the development, financing, acquisition, and structuring of major projects across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. He has vast experience acting for project sponsors and contractors, equity investors, financial institutions, state-owned entities, and governments on a wide variety of energy, natural resources, and infrastructure projects.

Mohamed is involved across the life cycle of major projects, including project structuring, joint ventures, foreign investments, title and tenure, upstream and exploration issues, government agreements, share and assets acquisitions, operating agreements, unitization and farm-ins and farm-outs, onshore and offshore facilities, sale and offtake power purchase agreements, energy transportation, construction, abandonment and decommissioning, regulatory, and operational issues.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Mohamed worked for UK and U.S. law firms in Paris.


  • TotalEnergies implements multi-energy strategy with two major integrated projects in the Middle East and North AfricaJones Day is advising TotalEnergies on the structuring, development, and finance of two major integrated projects in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • PTTEP acquires 20% participating interest in Oman's Block 61 from BP for up to US$2.59 billionJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a national petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary PTTEP MENA Limited's acquisition of a 20% participating interest in Oman's Block 61, one of the largest gas developments in the Middle East, from BP Exploration (Epsilon) Limited ("bp").
  • Togolese Agency for Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy develops solar power projectJones Day advised the Togolese Agency for Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy (AT2ER) in project documentation for the development of a 50 megawatt solar independent power producer in Togo.
  • EDF enters into inaugural and groundbreaking investment in Germany's hydrogen sectorJones Day represented EDF through its affiliates, Hynamics SA and EDF Deutschland, in its inaugural and groundbreaking investment in Germany’s hydrogen sector.
  • PTTEP signs EPSA for Block 12 in OmanJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited, a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP MENA Limited, entering into an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement ("EPSA") covering Block 12 onshore Oman.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Petrosen SA participates in joint development of natural gas in the Greater Tortue fieldJones Day is representing Société des Pétroles du Sénégal (Petrosen SA), the national oil company of Senegal, in connection with the unitisation of the large accumulation of natural gas under the deep waters offshore Mauritania and Senegal (Greater Tortue field).
  • The following represents experience acquired before joining Jones Day

    Advised Norfund, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries with its acquisition of a 30% interest in Globeleq Africa (Globeleq), an operating power company focused on developing energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa. Globeleq currently has eight major generating assets in Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania with a total gross capacity of 1,095 megawatts.

    Advised Keolis in connection with a PPP project for the design, financing, construction and operation of a tramway line in Côte d'Ivoire.

    Advised the Moroccan National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines for the development of gas fields projects in Morocco.

    Advised Partner Re in connection with a joint venture with a leading Moroccan insurance company to serve the African market.

    Advised the Government of Guinea on the Simandou Iron Ore Project including a review of existing mining titles, advice on finance structures for Government participation in the project, development of major port and rail infrastructure, the development of third party access regime and wide variety of mine development issues.

    Advised ENI on the legal framework in relation to the protection of the environment applicable to the oil industry in Tunisia.

    Advised Siemens on the agreements to be entered into with a major oil company in Congo.

    Advised Eurapharma on the restructuring of their activities in North Africa.

    Advised the Tunisian government on a new model of a PPA for the development of renewable energy projects in Tunisia.

    Advised Etisalat on the acquisition of Vivendi’s 53% stake in Maroc Telecom including its African subsidiaries (Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Mauritania).

    Advised Mitsubishi for the development of a 60MW in the context of an Independent Power Producer project in Senegal.

    Advised International Container Terminal Services on the tender process for the operation and development of the container terminal and for the operation and maintenance of the multipurpose terminal, at the Kribi deep sea port in Cameroon.

    Advised Shell in connection with the oil agreement to be entered into with the French government for the development and exploitation of oil fields in French Guiana.

    Advised the Republic Gabon and Congo regarding the development of the legal framework of their upstream oil and gas sectors.

    Represented a Moroccan construction company in connection with the preparation and submission of a bid for the for the development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 850MW wind farm project in Morocco.

    Advised OCP, the Moroccan-based, worldwide leader in phosphates mining and phosphates-based products on several projects particularly in Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon.

    Advised Sabic in relation to a joint venture agreement entered into with SNIM (the Mauritanian national mining company) for the development of an iron ore project in Mauritania.

    Representing Xstrata and its Congolese subsidiary (MPD Congo) on the development of Zanaga project a large iron ore mine including the drafing of the concession agreement, the preparation of several workshops on the main issues, the structuring of the project and negotiation with local authorities.

    Advised Severstal on the acquisition of mining companies in Senegal and Guinea.

    Advised BNPP in connection with the restructuring of its activities in West Africa including Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal.