Osterwald Rathbone & Partners frequently work with governments on key issues affecting the energy sector.
As examples, we have:
- Created energy master plans for governments in developing countries, which have been used to help ensure maximum value was created for the nation
- Have become very experienced in all aspects of privatisation, ranging from helping host governments successfully restructure enterprises, to preparing privatisation strategy and providing negotiation support
All of these steps are useful in making the successful transition from a state-owned entity to the private sector. We have also generated company strategies, representative examples being:
- Advised a chemical company in the Middle East entering the market for advanced fibres and composites
- Developed policies to help the Canadian Province of Alberta add value to its economy by diversifying from bitumen production by adding to the range of chemicals it could produce
We also have extensive expertise advising on the policy and commercial aspects of oil and gas pipeline developments, examining the economic impact of proposed government sponsorship for energy investments and helping develop government policies to encourage private sector participation.