SRS Law is based in the UAE and was founded in 2017 by Rajan Phakey.  Rajan was previously Head of the Middle East Energy & Utilities Practice at Dentons, the world's largest law firm.

SRS Law was founded in response to client demand for partner-level expertise, but without the high overheads associated with traditional law firms.

We bring 20 years' experience in the energy and utilities sector across the globe.

Expertise covers projects, corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.  We advise both private and public sector clients.   


Rajan Phakey, our founding lawyer, has 20 years' experience in the energy and utilities sector and has advised on many 'first of its kind' projects.  Click on the tabs below for further details.

  • Advising on/negotiating PPAs and other documents for over 10 conventional IPPs (coal, gas, co-gen, diesel) and water PPPs.

  • Advising the private and public sector on energy generation, networks, distribution/supply projects.

  • Consulting Editor and co-author of “Power: A Practical Handbook”, published by Globe Law & Publishing in 2017.
  • Advising on/negotiating PPAs and other documents for over 10 IPP renewables projects (wind, hydro-electric, biomass, anaerobic digestion, solar photovoltaic).

  • Advising on various carbon emissions trading schemes and projects (EU ETS, CDM, UK etc).

  • Advising governments/regulators on implementation of renewables policy.
  • Advising the UK government on implementation of its flagship energy efficiency programme.

  • Advising the UK government on aspects of its carbon emissions reduction scheme.

  • Advising industry clients on various energy efficiency matters including demand-side response, smart meters, efficient buildings and pilot programmes.
  • Advising governments/regulators in over 10 countries on various aspects of their energy/utilities policies.

  • Drafting energy legislation, regulations, licences and various industry standard contracts.

  • Advising industry clients on compliance with regulations, best practice and industry consultations.
  • Advising oil majors, national oil companies and independents on various Middle East oil and gas matters.

  • Advising various IOCs on their international investments and divestments.

  • Advising governments on drafting oil & gas legislation, policy implementation and industry consultations.
  • Oxford University (BA Jurisprudence)
  • Solicitor (England & Wales)
  • Dentons, London and UAE (1999 - 2016)
  • Client secondments to an energy generator, an energy regulator and various energy traders
  • Consulting Editor and co-author of “Power: A Practical Handbook” (Globe Law 2017)
  • Co-author of "Oil & Gas Comparative Guide", published by European Lawyer in 2012
  • Co-author of "Oil & Gas Regulation in the UAE", published by Practical Law in 2014


Depending on the project, SRS Law either works directly with client or in consortium with other advisors.  Typically, the arrangement will be one of the three models set out below.  

Direct advice to companies

  • Partner-level expertise
  • Deep bench of consultants to call on, as and when required
  • More cost-effective than using a traditional law firm

Consortium-based projects

  • Working with technical, economic and financial advisors
  • Lower consortium bid fees compared to traditional law firms
  • Public and private sector work

Consultancy support to law firms

  • Assistance with existing projects
  • Strengthen you team when bidding for new work
  • Choose how much cost saving to pass on to clients


If you would like to contact us, please use this form or send an email to [email protected].

Meeting Locations

UAE | Europe | Africa 

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