Commercial law expert within Oil and Petroleum practices
Shahid Sulaiman is a partner in the Dentons Cape Town office. Prior to joining KapdiTwala (now Dentons) Shahid gained a wealth of experience including practising for ten years with one of the big five South African law firms, where he was admitted as a director.
Shahid has acted for multinational oil firms on a range of matters from advising on industry wide agreements, supply contracts (between oil companies, and between oil companies and retailers and bulk end-users), sponsorship arrangements, terminal and depot operation agreements through to restructuring subsidiary relationships and joint ventures between oil companies in relation to storage facilities and the supply of petroleum products. He has also advised on structured funding arrangements with various banks, group-wide pension fund arrangements, in addition to advising on draft regulations promulgated under the Petroleum Products Act, and advising on the Consumer Protection Act. Shahid has significant exposure to the M&A, banking and finance, and general commercial sectors, having advised various clients on acquisitions and disposals, Islamic finance, banking regulatory issues, the Companies Act, financial services, private equity funds (fund formation, transactions and wrappers), hedge funds and funding arrangements.
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