Menas has been helping multinational companies operate in the Middle East, Africa, and other emerging markets since the late 1970s. The company are a strategic and political risk consultancy providing actionable intelligence for their clients, from country entry strategies, to due diligence, stakeholder analysis, political risk reports, market assessments, problem solving and exit strategies.
Initially, Menas were mainly engaged in creating and managing teams of country experts to work for legal teams on international border disputes and commercial arbitration cases.
Menas has worked on eight international border disputes before the International Court of Justice or arbitration panels and the majority of the large oil cases before the US-Iran Claims Tribunal.
Besides the legal cases themselves, Menas have also advised international oil companies on numerous land and maritime border disputes.
More recently the company's work for law firms has tended to concentrate on political risk insurance cases. The affected businesses have ranged from oil refineries in the FSU to car showrooms in Kuwait, LNG plants in Egypt, upstream oil assets in Myanmar, Chinese banana imports, and confiscated oil rigs in Argentina and Venezuela.
Menas are based in London and work with their in-country experts and specialists who have strong local connections, which ensures that information and analysis is based on real ‘on the ground’ knowledge.