Niazi is a senior lawyer specialising in oil and gas projects in emerging and growth markets, with wide experience in Africa, the Middle East, Lebanon, and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Niazi is dual qualified as a lawyer in England (common law) and in Lebanon (civil law). He is fluent in Arabic and French, and has worked as a lawyer in London, Abu Dhabi and Beirut.
Niazi has a depth of experience advising on and negotiating a wide range of oil and gas agreements including PSCs and JOAs, oil field development agreements, LNG and gas supply, FSRUs, pipelines, joint ventures, power projects, M&A transactions, and compliance with international financial & trade sanctions.
He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and is recognised as a legal expert in the energy sector by Euromoney Oil & Gas Experts Guide 2018. Niazi has commented on legal and commercial issues in the energy sector in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal Europe and the Financial Times.