Megan Rodgers

Sector Head, Director

Megan Rodgers is a director in the Corporate & Commercial Practice and the Sector Head of Oil & Gas sector. She holds a LLB degree and LLM degree (cum laude) from the University of the Western Cape. She is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and Women in Oil and Energy South Africa.

In 2008 Megan joined one of the leading commercial law firm and oil and gas practices in South Africa. By 2012, Megan joined a niche oil and gas practice in Cape Town and in April 2015 Megan joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr to start the oil and gas practice.

Megan Rodgers

About Megan

About Megan

Megan has assisted clients with oil and gas projects in more than 14 countries across 5 continents. She has worked closely with independent oil companies (IOC's), national oil companies (NOC’s), service providers to the oil and gas industry and regulatory authorities. She provides commercial, regulatory and advisory legal services to the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors. She specialises in upstream M&A and has advised on Farm-ins and Participating Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements, Project Development Agreements and Gas Sales Agreements. She has also advised on procurement and commercial tendering processes for E&P divisions, FPSO procurement and agreements and subsea installations procurement and agreements, as well as MODU services agreements, and has prepared submissions for host governments on proposed legislative amendments to the oil and gas industry in South Africa and Namibia. Megan has extensive regulatory experience, she has advised clients on host government instruments in tax royalty, production sharing and service contract jurisdictions and has assisted clients with multi-jurisdictional due diligence investigations and reports specific to oil and gas interests.  She has also advised on the F-A Gas Field Development and Ibhubesi Gas Field Development in South Africa as well as the Kudu Gas Field Development project in Namibia.

She is part of the team awarded the 2010 Oil and Gas Deal of the Year Award and the 2014 Legal Advisor of Year Award by African Investor.

PUBLICATIONS

  • South African Oil and Gas chapter published in UK publication “Getting the Deal Through - Oil Regulation 2011” www.GettingTheDealThrough.com
  • Co-Author of UK publication “Getting the Deal Through-Gas Regulation 2016 Edition” www.GettingTheDealThrough.com.
  • Co-Author of UK publication “Getting the Deal Through-Gas Regulation 2017 Edition” GettingTheDealThrough.com.
  • Co-Author "Oil and Gas Law Review" 2022 and 2023

Credentials

Credentials

Education

  • LLB, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, SA
  • LLM cum laude, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, SA
  • International Oil and Gas Law, AIPN USA
  • Drilling Essentials for Non-Drilling Professionals Offshore Skills Training Centre (OSTRAC)
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council

Memberships

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • Founding Member of the Onshore Petroleum Association of South Africa (ONPASA)
  • Women in Oil and Energy South Africa

About Megan

Megan has assisted clients with oil and gas projects in more than 14 countries across 5 continents. She has worked closely with independent oil companies (IOC's), national oil companies (NOC’s), service providers to the oil and gas industry and regulatory authorities. She provides commercial, regulatory and advisory legal services to the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors. She specialises in upstream M&A and has advised on Farm-ins and Participating Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements, Project Development Agreements and Gas Sales Agreements. She has also advised on procurement and commercial tendering processes for E&P divisions, FPSO procurement and agreements and subsea installations procurement and agreements, as well as MODU services agreements, and has prepared submissions for host governments on proposed legislative amendments to the oil and gas industry in South Africa and Namibia. Megan has extensive regulatory experience, she has advised clients on host government instruments in tax royalty, production sharing and service contract jurisdictions and has assisted clients with multi-jurisdictional due diligence investigations and reports specific to oil and gas interests.  She has also advised on the F-A Gas Field Development and Ibhubesi Gas Field Development in South Africa as well as the Kudu Gas Field Development project in Namibia.

She is part of the team awarded the 2010 Oil and Gas Deal of the Year Award and the 2014 Legal Advisor of Year Award by African Investor.

PUBLICATIONS

  • South African Oil and Gas chapter published in UK publication “Getting the Deal Through - Oil Regulation 2011” www.GettingTheDealThrough.com
  • Co-Author of UK publication “Getting the Deal Through-Gas Regulation 2016 Edition” www.GettingTheDealThrough.com.
  • Co-Author of UK publication “Getting the Deal Through-Gas Regulation 2017 Edition” GettingTheDealThrough.com.
  • Co-Author "Oil and Gas Law Review" 2022 and 2023

Credentials

Education

  • LLB, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, SA
  • LLM cum laude, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, SA
  • International Oil and Gas Law, AIPN USA
  • Drilling Essentials for Non-Drilling Professionals Offshore Skills Training Centre (OSTRAC)
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council

Memberships

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • Founding Member of the Onshore Petroleum Association of South Africa (ONPASA)
  • Women in Oil and Energy South Africa

News

Market recognition

Legal 500 EMEA 2017-2023 recommended Megan for Projects and Infrastructure. Megan is cited as a ‘very knowledgeable’ and hardworking oil and gas head.

  • IFLR1000 2021 and 2022 recommended Megan as a highly regarded lawyer for Oil & Gas and for Project Development.
  • IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021 - 2022 recognised Megan on their esteemed list of leading female transactional experts.
  • Africa Investor (Ai) Infrastructure Investment Awards part of the team awarded the 2014 Legal Advisor of Year Award.
  • Africa Investor (Ai) Infrastructure Awards part of the team awarded the 2010 Oil and Gas Deal of the Year.

Market recognition

Legal 500 EMEA 2017-2023 recommended Megan for Projects and Infrastructure. Megan is cited as a ‘very knowledgeable’ and hardworking oil and gas head.

  • IFLR1000 2021 and 2022 recommended Megan as a highly regarded lawyer for Oil & Gas and for Project Development.
  • IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021 - 2022 recognised Megan on their esteemed list of leading female transactional experts.
  • Africa Investor (Ai) Infrastructure Investment Awards part of the team awarded the 2014 Legal Advisor of Year Award.
  • Africa Investor (Ai) Infrastructure Awards part of the team awarded the 2010 Oil and Gas Deal of the Year.