Shameegh Allen is an Associate Designate in our Corporate & Commercial practice. He holds an LLB degree (summa cum laude) from the University of the Western Cape, along with a BA and a BA honours degree.
Shameegh has unique expertise in the upstream oil and gas industry across multiple jurisdictions and has advised on numerous exploration projects of various nature, as well as complex commercial transactions in the upstream oil and gas industry.
Shameegh joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Candidate Attorney in 2018. Shameegh was appointed as an Associate Designate in our Corporate and Commercial practice in 2020 and specializes in the Oil and Gas law.
Shameegh works closely with local and international oil companies, national oil companies (NOC’s), oilfield service providers and government regulatory authorities within the upstream petroleum sector. He also advised on the Kudu Gas to Power development project in Namibia.
Shameegh has assisted clients with oil and gas projects in various countries across Africa and provides commercial, regulatory and advisory legal services to the upstream oil and gas sectors. He has invaluable experience in negotiating commercial terms of Farm-out, Farm-in, Participation and Joint Operating Agreements.
Shameegh has assisted international and local oil and gas companies in preparing submissions to government on proposed legislative amendments to the upstream oil and gas industry in South Africa.
Shameegh has also assisted clients with, inter alia, due diligence investigations and preparing due diligence reports, applications for petroleum permits and rights, acquisition of participating interests in exploration rights and/or petroleum permits through Farm-Out and/or Farm-In Agreements, negotiating and preparing Joint Operating Agreements, Seismic Acquisition, Processing and Re-Processing Agreements and Multi-Client Data Sharing Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, establishment of internal policies and procedure for Oil and Gas Procurement, and statutory and regulatory compliance.
Shameegh's experience includes: