Press Release

| April 18, 2012

Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Wins Instruction to Create Saudi Electricity Consumer and Service Provider Regulations

(RIYADH, April 18, 2012) – Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf has been retained to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA) on the formulation of consumer care guidelines and rules and regulations to protect the rights of service providers.

ECRA regulates the electricity and water desalination industry in Saudi Arabia, ensuring that consumers receive high quality and reliable services at reasonable prices. The Saudi electricity market is in the process of opening to investment and participation by private suppliers, and the ECRA plays a key role in monitoring the level and quality of energy supply during these developments.

Khalid Al-Thebity, Managing Partner of Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf’s Riyadh office, commented: “We are very proud to have won this instruction from ECRA through a competitive tender. The work calls upon our well-recognised global strengths in energy regulation advice, as well as our long-standing presence in Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East region. We look forward to working closely with ECRA’s team to create the most efficient, transparent and appropriate regulations for electricity consumers and service providers.”

The scope of work includes the creation of procedures for: metering and billing regulations; consumers’ connection standards; complaints handling and resolving disputes, including through the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms; proposed penalties and rules for violations; and the establishment and operation of a consumer relations center to obtain consumer feedback and assist with education. The Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf team will also provide extensive training to ECRA staff.

Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf played a key role in advising the Saudi Government on opening the local gas market to private participants, and has advised on the creation of electricity regulations, policies and procedures across Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the USA, working with government agencies, financial institutions, electricity generators and distributors.

Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf will field an international team based in Riyadh, Boston and New York, led by Consultant Ashley Brown, working with Partners Scott Mueller, Brian FitzGerald and Khalid Al-Thebity.

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