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Yanal Abul Failat, Associate

Yanal Abul Failat

Associate Fasken
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Jurisdiction England and Wales (admitted as a solicitor advocate) , 2016
Language(s) English, Arabic, Greek, Italian
Office(s) London


Yanal Abul Failat is a corporate and commercial energy lawyer at Fasken advising companies on a broad range of commercial, corporate and debt/equity finance transactions in the energy and natural resources sector.

He principally acts for oil and gas companies on contentious and non-contentious matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint venture projects, licensing and regulation, and petroleum contracts across the full lifecycle of an asset/project. He has been involved in significant cross-border oil and gas transactions over the years having represented clients with interests in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and the UK.

Prior to joining Fasken, Yanal worked as a senior associate in the London office of an international boutique law firm specialising in oil and gas.

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LPC BPP Law School, London
  • LLM, Oil and Gas Law Aberdeen University
  • LLB (Hons) Kingston University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • YN Europe Leader, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, 2012 - Present
  • UK National Point of Contact for the European Centre for Space Law – 2009 – Present
  • Member of the World Association of Mining Lawyers


Technical Paper, Author Jordanian National Space Law - Proposals for a National Framework Centre for a spacefaring Civilisation Research Note 3
Book Hybrid Agreements Eduardo Pereira (ed), The Encyclopaedia of Upstream Oil and Gas (2nd edn., Globe Law and Business, 2019)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker Anti-bribery and Corruption Risks in the Mining and Oil and Gas Sectors Lecture at University of Dundee
Speaker Natural Resource Exploitation in Outer Space Lecture at University of Dundee
Speaker Decommissioning in Extreme Environments and Insights for the Space Industry Commons in Space Conference, International Association for the Study of the Commons


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