ExperienceNicholas Williams is a Partner of Newton Legal and works closely with a number of key clients including Bapco, Bafco, nogaholding and Mumtalakat.
Nicholas is a company commercial lawyer with particular experience in the energy & infrastructure sector.
Until joining Newton Legal in 2015 he was a partner at Simmons & Simmons where he worked for over thirty years in their offices in London, the UAE and Paris. He has lived and worked in the Middle East for over 10 years and has worked on matters in the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
In Bahrain, his experience includes advising on
In Europe, Nicholas advised one of the supermajors including on the disposal of its European refineries and service stations. He advised Teesside Gas & Liquids Processing, which processes ten per cent of the UK’s gas, on a wide range of agreements including gas processing, pipeline development and operation and maintenance.
In the GCC, Nicholas advised the UAE sponsor on the development of the Dolphin gas pipeline from Qatar to the UAE and Oman; one of the Northern Emirates on a long-term oil and gas concession agreement; a GCC based multinational on the development of petrochemicals plant in Yanbu, KSA and the sponsors of a world-scale mine and refinery project in KSA.
In the infrastructure industry, Nicholas advised one of the bidders to operate the Al Sufouh tram project in Dubai and a quasi government body on the procurement of aerospace defence equipment and on-sale to the Abu Dhabi General Head Quarters
Nicholas is a member of the team that heads the Legal Special Interest Group of the Bahrain British Business Forum.
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Languages English and French