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Alexios Hallak

Associate
+974.4424.6120
Fax +974.4424.6101
Alexios is a member of K&L Gates' global Energy, Infrastructure and Resources practice group. He advises clients on the structuring of investments, project development, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and commercial transactions across a range of jursidictions, including the MENA region, Europe and Africa.

Professional Background

Alexios completed his education in the United Kingdom and was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2012. Prior to joining K&L Gates, he served as an officer in the Hellenic army, worked for a large multinational in the construction and oil and gas industries and trained with a leading international law firm in London.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
Oil & Gas / Resources
  • Advising an independent oil company on the negotiation of a settlement agreement following the exit of a joint-venture partner in certain oil exploration licenses in Yemen
  • Advising an independent oil company on the proposed sale of its operating interest in certain oil and gas exploration licenses in Yemen
  • Advising an independent oil company on a project to develop an LNG liquefaction plan in Nigeria in a joint venture with certain large energy multinationals
  • Advising the Jamaican Ministry of Energy and Mining on the development of an LNG regasification plant in Jamaica
  • Advising an independent oil company on the proposed sale of its minority interest in certain oil prospecting licenses in Nigeria
  • Carrying out due diligence on behalf of an independent oil company in connection with the proposed acquisition of an interest in an oil prospecting license in Nigeria
  • Advising an independent oil company on the negotiation of a joint study agreement pertaining to oil and gas opportunities in Oman
  • Advising an independent oil company on the acquisition of a company owning operating interests in oil exploration licenses in Oman
  • Advising an independent oil company on the negotiation of crude oil handling and transportation, tie-in, lifting and offtake agreements in Oman
  • Advising an independent oil company on the preparation of its suite of tender documents for the procurement of goods and services for its exploration and production operations in Oman
  • Advising an independent oil company on the negotiation of contracts for the supply of goods and services for its oil and gas operations in Oman (including seismic acquisition, drilling, FEED services, supply of wellheads, drilling fluids, software licenses and manpower supply)
  • Advising an independent oil company on the negotiation of a joint bidding agreement for participation in the international bid rounds for oil and gas exploration and production licenses in Lebanon and Cyprus
  • Advising an independent oil company on the preparation of its prequalification packages for participation in international bid rounds for oil and gas exploration and production licenses in Syria, Algeria and Nigeria
  • Advising an independent oil company on the development of various projects to monetize the offshore Gaza Marine gas discovery
  • Advising an independent mining company on the negotiation of a joint venture agreement relating to mining prospecting licenses in Yemen and Malawi
  • Advising an African regional financial institution on its investment in a multinational corporation engaged in mining projects in East Africa
  • Advising a national oil company on the effect of the EU’s sanctions on its operations in Syria
Renewables and Infrastructure
  • Advising the Qatari Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning on a PPP worker-housing project
  • Advising the Economic Zones Company (Manateq) on a PPP worker-housing project by the Economic Zones Company (Manateq)
  • Advising the project sponsors on the development of a project-financed biofuels project in West Africa
  • Advising a UK solar PV projects developer on the development of various solar PV projects in the United Kingdom
  • Advising a UK solar PV projects developer on the refinancing of its asset portfolio
  • Advising a large international bank on the project financing of an onshore windfarm project in the United Kingdom
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Advising the Qatari Ministry of Information and Communications Technology on the sale of Qatar National Broadband Network 
  • Advising the owners of a GCC-based online media company on the sale of a majority stake of the business to Qatari investors
  • Advising a listed Qatari real estate developer on the sale of its facilities management subsidiary by auction
  • Advising a Qatari telecommunications infrastructure company on the acquisition of a GCC-based MPLS and cloud computing services company
  • Advising a large Qatari real estate developer on the sale of part of a mixed-use development in Qatar
Regulatory Compliance
  • Advising a Qatar-based fintech company on its compliance with Qatari data processing, cybercrime and privacy laws  
  • Advising a large multinational defence contractor on its compliance with Qatari labour law and data processing and privacy laws
  • Advising a large international cloud computing service provider on its compliance with a range of Qatari laws applicable to the sale of its services, including Qatari intellectual property laws, cybercrime and data processing and privacy laws
  • Advising various investors in Qatar and the UAE on anti-bribery corruption and corporate governance
  • Advising a listed UAE telecommunications company on the update of its corporate governance policy
  • Advising a listed UAE construction company on the update of its corporate governance policy
Commercial
  • Advising a major Qatari cultural organisation on the update of its template terms and conditions for procurement
  • Advising a large multinational defence contractor on the terms of its direct commercial sales to the Qatari armed forces
  • Advising a large multinational defence contractor on a joint venture in Qatar
  • Advising a UAE retail bank on the update of the general terms and conditions of its products and services
  • Advising a major international outsourcing company on the procurement of services to the Qatari armed forces
  • Advising a mall developer in Qatar on the development of its commercial lease agreement template and negotation of commercial leases with major anchor tenants
  • Advising various foreign investors on joint ventures, distributorships and structuring investments in Qatar and the UAE
Aviation
  • Advising  on aircraft deliveries for various international airlines with experience in ECA and non-ECA financed transactions, PDP financings and sale and leasing structures
  • Advising a major bank in its capacity as security trustee on the prepayment and sale of five aircraft by a major international airline
  • Advising  buyers in various jurisdictions, lessees and sellers of corporate aircraft utilizing various ownership and financing structures
Fine Arts and Culture
  • Advising a major Qatari cultural organisation on Qatari and international copyright law as applicable to its rights to complete and exploit a high-profile commissioned work of art
  • Advising a major Qatari cultural organisation on the outsourcing of the management of its museums and collection of art works and artifacts
  • Advising a major Qatari cultural organisation in relation to its proprietary rights to a collection of donated art works
  • Advising a GCC-based auction house in relation to its rights and obligations under Qatari copyright law 
Disputes
  • Advising a contractor in Qatar in relation to a joint venture dispute involving the Qatari courts, ICC arbitration and Miller Act Proceedings in the U.S.
  • Advising a major Saudi trading group in relation to a joint venture dispute in Saudi Arabia involving the Saudi courts and ad hoc arbitration under the Saudi arbitration law
  • Advising a major Qatari family office in relation to a joint venture dispute with a large UAE construction company