Mahadi Abdullah

Mahadi graduated from the University of London with a LL.B. (Hons) degree in 1994 and completed his Certificate in Legal Practice in 2010. Prior to that, he graduated from Brandeis University, USA with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree in 1976. After graduation, he worked for commercial and investment banks and completed his Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers, London in 1981.

He was in the service of PETRONAS, the national petroleum company of Malaysia, for 33 years and has broad experience in both the legal and commercial aspects of the Malaysian and international oil and gas industry, having held positions in the international marketing, corporate planning, oil downstream planning and legal services divisions of PETRONAS.

Mahadi gained management insights and perspectives on, inter alia, corporate governance, dispute resolution, project management, and the operations and maintenance of oil and gas assets whilst being the Company Secretary/Legal Advisor of PETRONAS Gas Berhad, a Malaysian public-listed company and later the PETRONAS shareholder nominee Director of Dragon LNG Ltd, a United Kingdom joint venture company which owns and operates a LNG regasification terminal in Milford Haven, Wales. Resulting from his engagement in many oil and gas projects and also business issues during his employment with PETRONAS, he is familiar with the challenges faced by the oil and gas industry working within the regulatory framework of both domestic and international jurisdictions.

Recognising that the oil and gas industry is only part of the energy supply system which is transforming very rapidly, he has a keen interest in the evolving development of new energy resources and the programmed energy transformation in all economic sectors, principally in the context of the need for the long-term sustainable economic development of Malaysia.


Major Projects/M&A Experience

⊕ Pacific North-West LNG Joint Venture

⊕ Progress Energy Canada Shale Gas M&A

⊕ 1st PETRONAS Floating LNG

⊕ Uzbekistan Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Joint Venture

⊕ India Regasification Terminal/Power Plant M&A

⊕ Dragon LNG Regasification Terminal

⊕ Gladstone Australia LNG Project

⊕ Sudan Refinery Joint Venture

⊕ Sudan United Nations Petroleum Products Supply

⊕ Indonesia Petroleum Products Infrastructure for Retail Marketing

⊕ Phu My Petrochemical (PMPC) Vietnam Joint Venture

⊕ PETRON Philippines M&A

⊕ PETRONAS Melaka Second Refinery Joint Venture


Major Legal Advisory/Documentation Experience

⊕ Gas Sales Agreement

⊕ Gas Processing Agreement

⊕ Gas Pipeline Transportation Agreement

⊕ Sale and Purchase Agreement for the supply of crude/petroleum products

⊕ Petroleum Products Storage, Transportation, Marketing and Dealership Agreements

⊕ Crude Processing Agreement

⊕ Crude/Petroleum Products Storage Agreement

⊕ Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) Contract

⊕ Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM) Contract

⊕ Project Management Consultancy Services (PMC) Contract

⊕ Technical Services Agreement

⊕ Process Licensing Agreement

⊕ Operations and Maintenance Services Agreement

⊕ Joint-Venture/Shareholders Agreement

⊕ Production Sharing Contract/Upstream Mergers and Acquisitions

⊕ Power Purchase Agreement

⊕ 1st PETRONAS Grand Prix/Formula 1 Sponsorship Agreement

⊕ Procurement Process – Invitation-to-Bid/Tender/Request-for-Proposal (RFP)

⊕ Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS)

⊕ Dispute Management and Resolution


Mahadi Abdullah

Trainee Solicitor

Direct Line:
+603 2118 5000

Mobile Phone:
+6012 2057382


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