Dr. Peter Felter

  • Of Counsel, Oil & Gas Specialist at El-Aref International Law Office (6 Attorneys)
  • Chahine Building, First Floor, Verdun, Itani Street, P.O. Box 13-5207, Beirut, Lebanon 13-5207
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In the area of Energy & infrastructure, he regularly advises clients on the formation, financing, governance and operation of companies, joint ventures and distribution arrangements in the Middle East and North Africa region. Peter advise on international energy (on/offshore, up/downstream oil & gas, power), finance, strategy, security & other legal matters. Peter is Co-Founder and was formerly Executive Chairman of Sovereign Oilfield Group Plc, the previously AIM listed international oilfield services group; manufacturing facilities in the UK, UAE, France, Belgium, Algeria; a thousand employees; agents and sales in 26 countries. Peter was formerly a Partner and worldwide Head of the Energy Group, Clyde & Co, the large international UK law-firm. Acted also as the firm's Finance partner for the Energy Group and established Clyde & Co's office in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Peter was Executive chairman of private explorer Cliveden Petroleum Co. Ltd, (Geneva, Houston, N'Djamena) then holding world's largest onshore exploration concession in the Republic of Chad. Farmed-in EnCana Corporation as concession partner and operator in Chad. In 2003 successfully negotiated the sale of part of Cliveden to CITIC and CNPC. Improved Cliveden Group's cash and equity position by around US$ 150 million. Peter was also a former Chairman and restructured MOS International Plc, a previously AIM listed oilfield services company in the areas of mechanical equipment & handling and decommissioning.

Peter Felter is a holder of PhD from Cambridge University, Faculty of Law (Trinity Hall), in International Financial Law. He received his LLM from Copenhagen University, Faculty of Law. Subsequent research grant to Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Oslo University, researching jurisdiction issues around offshore platforms.

Peter was listed in Legal directories as (i) "The World's Leading Lawyers" in Chamber's Global; and (ii) listed in Euromoney's "Guide to the World's Leading Energy Lawyers".

Areas of Practice (38)

  • Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Cogeneration
  • Electric Power
  • Electric Power Joint Ventures
  • Energy Acquisitions
  • Energy Competition
  • Energy Conservation
  • Energy Contracts
  • Energy Finance
  • Energy Project Development
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Hydroelectricity Licensing
  • Independent Power
  • International Energy Law
  • Power Pooling Contracts
  • Wholesale Power Contracts
  • Wind Energy
  • Finance
  • Asset Based Finance
  • Commercial Finance
  • Asset Sales
  • Cross Border Finance
  • Debt and Equity Finance
  • Debt Finance
  • Equity Finance
  • International Commercial Finance
  • International Finance
  • Private Finance
  • Secured Finance
  • Securitization
  • Structured Finance
  • Environmental Law
  • Public Finance
  • Bond Finance
  • International Project Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+(961) 186-5131  Phone
+(961) 186-0120  Fax
Law School Attended:
Cambridge University, Faculty of Law (Trinity Hall), Ph.D., International Financial Law; Copenhagen University, Faculty of Law, LL.M.
England, Copenhagen
England, Copenhagen.
English and French and Dutch
Birth Information:
London, England, 1954
Maersk Oil & Gas A/S. Represented Maersk Oil & Gas A/S in Copenhagen the AP Moeller subsidiary operating Danish Underground Consortium DUC (APM, Shell, Texaco, Chevron); Concurrently advising DUC's North Sea oil and gas developments. as international counsel in energy law, international contracts and EU law; BP Exploration. Represented BP Exploration in Copenhagen in oil & gas law, international contracts and EU law compliance; Lauritzen Energy, Air BP (Denmark, Sweden). Acted as outside counsel of Lauritzen Energy in energy transactional work; DanComp AS. Restructured DanComp AS, a troubled private high-tech Danish oilfield computer modelling technology company, until sold; Government of Kazakhstan. advised the Government of Kazakhstan on US$ 11 billion crude oil swap state-state agreement; PetrĂ³leos de Venezuela S.A. on Represented PetrĂ³leos de Venezuela S.A. on ultra-long-term fuel supply contracts to Singapore.
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    Beirut, Lebanon

    • Beirut, Lebanon
      Chahine Building, First Floor , Verdun, Itani Street , P.O. Box 13-5207
      Beirut,  13-5207

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