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Laleh Shahabi
Associate
United Arab Emirates

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F: + 971 2 611 3400 (Abu Dhabi)
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Practice Experience
Laleh is an associate in our Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group based in the UAE. Prior to joining the Firm in the UAE, Laleh practiced in our London and Paris offices. She has also worked in the Singapore office of another leading international law firm. She has experience in a wide variety of project finance and development transactions, with a focus on the energy and renewables sector.

Representative transactions include:
  • Representation of International Finance Corporation (IFC), OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Finn Fund and other development financial institutions in connection with project financing of a series of solar power projects in Jordan, comprising a majority of the Round 1 solar power programme in Jordan;
  • Representation of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Korea Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the commercial lenders on the multi-sourced financing of LUKOIL's Khauzak-Shady upstream gas development project in Uzbekistan, involving political risk cover from two multilateral institutions;
  • Representation of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Norwegian government, BNP Paribas Fortis, KfW Ipex Bank, PensionDanmark, Eksport Kredit Fonden, GIEK, the Office National Du Ducroire/Nationale Delcrederedienst and other financial institutions on the project financing of Northwind Offshore Energy's wind project in Belgium's North Sea;
  • Representation of Société Générale (London Branch), Natixis and ING Bank N.V. in connection with the project financing of LUKOIL's Gissar upstream gas development project in Uzbekistan;
  • Representation of Nord Stream AG in connection with the construction and financing of the Nord Stream gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea;
  • Representation of the joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo in connection with project financing of the Rabigh I integrated petroleum refining and petrochemical project in Saudi Arabia;
  • Representation of JBIC, and the international commercial banks in connection with the US$20 billion project financing of the Sakhalin II (Phase 2) integrated oil & gas and LNG Project in Russia;
  • Representation of a syndicate of lenders (including Citibank) in connection with project financing of Banten IPP in West Java, Indonesia;
  • Representation of ADB, IFC, IsDB and PROPARCO in connection with project financing of New Bong Escape hydro-electric project in Pakistan;
  • Representation of ADB, IFC, IsDB and K-EXIM on the project financing of the Patrind hydro power project in Azad Jammu & Kashmir;
  • Representation US Ex-Im Bank and a syndicate of international banks in connection with project financing of PP11 gas-fired IPP in Saudi Arabia; and
  • Representation of a syndicate of lenders in connection with project financing of Odebrecht ODN I and ODN II offshore oil drill ships in Brazil.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales, 2009

Education
Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, London
M.A. (Cantab), Law, University of Cambridge
MA, Columbia University
BA, University of California, Berkeley

Languages
English
Persian

Citizenship
United Kingdom