We have a wealth of international experience and understanding of development and infrastructure projects, in both the public and private sectors, representing governments, government agencies, owners, investors, developers and contractors.

We provide both non-contentious and contentious services at any stage of a project, from concept to completion, working individually or as part of a team, giving support and guidance as appropriate in order to achieve a successful outcome to the project.

Our specialists have experience of development and infrastructure projects in the United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Kenya, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey and United Kingdom.

These projects included agro-industrial complexes, industrial complexes, airports, bridges, dams, power stations, factories, housing, hotels, pipelines, roads, sewerage systems and waste water treatment. This means we can provide our clients with expeditious, practical and cost effective legal advice.


Gabriel Ibiem Advocates & Legal Consultants Advocates and Legal Consultants as one of the renowned and long established law firms is well placed to provide advice and guidance in relation to construction, development and energy projects.

Established in 1976 we have built a reputation for courtesy, integrity and reliability. Our approach is proactive, flexible and with an emphasis on providing a personal service to meet each client's specific requirements.


Our services to clients

We advise on many issues, including:

  • Agency and distribution
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Claims analysis and preparation
  • Company formation
  • Contractual risk assessment
  • Development permissions and regulations
  • Drafting and negotiating bonds, guarantees and warranties
  • Drafting and negotiating project documents (finance and loan agreements; agreements for land acquisition; leases; consultancy agreements; management agreements; design, engineering, procurement and construction contracts etc)
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Franchising
  • Insurance and coverage issues
  • International and domestic litigation
  • Joint ventures
  • Land acquisition
  • Professional team appointments
  • Project finance
  • Project monitoring
  • Project structuring
  • Risk management strategy


  • Design, engineering and construction of residential, commercial, retail buildings, hotels, hospitals, schools, sports stadia, civic buildings and other structures:
  • Building contract drafting
  • Contract claims
  • Contract review and advisory services
  • Contract security and bonding
  • Dispute resolution
  • Engineering and consulting agreement drafting
  • Insurance
  • Professional appointments
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Tendering processes


  • Planning, financing, design, engineering, construction, rehabilitation, operation and maintenance in respect of roads, sea ports, airports, bridges, tunnels, railways, water reticulation and distribution systems, urban and tourism projects, waste handling and disposal installations and other such facilities:
  • Development agreements
  • Development rights and licenses
  • Construction and engineering contracts
  • Joint ventures and consortium arrangements
  • Land and site acquisition
  • Off take and distribution agreements
  • Operating and maintenance agreements
  • Project finance
  • Project structuring
  • Regulatory approvals
  • SPV formation


  • Oil and gas exploration processing and storage, power generation and distribution, wind farms, capacity extensions, pipelines, bulk storage and other renewable and non-renewable energy sources:
  • Building and engineering contracts
  • Contract interpretation
  • Distribution arrangements
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Performance guarantees
  • Warranties and indemnities
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Energy