TAP AG and TANAP - Southern Gas Corridor

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline AG - Switzerland

Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline - Turkey

Project overview

The Southern Gas Corridor is a multi-billion Euro program comprised of 3 separate pipeline developments designed to off-take Shah Deniz Stage 2 gas from Azerbaijan and deliver it to the Italian markets via the territories Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Greece and Albania and then by subsea across the Adriatic to a tie-in point near Brindisi. The project is targeted for completion in 2020.

IDP role

  • Assisted the TAP AG and TANAP projects and their external counsel and finance advisors to develop the draft intergovernmental and host government agreements, permits, applications and related commercial agreements
  • Provided core strategy input into the TAP AG to help define the project and to develop TAP AG’s core de-risking strategy, the commercial structure and related legal documentation
  • Worked with the TAP AG team and professional advisors to develop the Inter-governmental Agreement and the Host Government Agreements between TAP, AG and each of Albania and Greece and led negotiations on those agreements
  • Developed and negotiated the core agreements and SOCAR investment case for the Nabucco project (abandoned route to Austria)
  • Provided strategic support for gas sales negotiations and gas transportation agreement structuring and development to support the €50 billion integrated project sanction decision
  • Across the projects, assisted in developing and implementing its permitting and political strategies and interfaced with host governments and other external stakeholders on behalf of the projects.
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