Josephine Diez | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Josephine Diez
 Josephine Diez

Josephine Diez

Associate, Abu Dhabi

T +971 2 611 3487

E josephine.diez@whitecase.com

Overview

Josephine is an associate in our Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group based in the UAE. She has assisted on a wide variety of transactions, with a focus on the oil and gas sector.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • LPC, College of Law, London
  • BA, Jurisprudence, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford

Languages

  • English
  • German

Experience

Representation of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) in connection with the development of a power generation and reverse osmosis water desalination project in the UAE.

Representation of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) with respect to its joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company to build and operate a US$20 billion world-scale integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Once completed, it will produce 3.3 million tonnes per annum of over 300 chemicals and plastics products.

Representation of the joint venture project company, Nord Stream AG, and the sponsors in the approximately €9 billion construction and development of the Nord Stream Pipeline. This deal was awarded 2009 European Gas Deal of the Year by Project Finance International, one of the Best Deals of 2009 by Global Trade Review, as 2010 European Midstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine, and as 2010 Oil & Gas Deal of the Year by Infrastructure Journal and as a result of White & Case's work on this project, was selected as 2011 Infrastructure/Energy Team of the Year by The Lawyer.

Representation of the lenders in connection with the Shams 1 Solar Power Project, the first independent solar power project in Abu Dhabi. The Shams 1 Plant will generate solar thermal power with a 523,200m2 solar field and total net capacity of at least 100MW. This project was awarded Middle East Renewable Deal of the Year 2010 by Euromoney Project Finance magazine.

Representation of the sponsors in connection with the US$10.3 billion Barzan Gas Project to be located in Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar. This is one of the most significant oil and gas projects ever undertaken in Qatar and the world's largest project financing to close in 2011. It will be financed up to 30% by equity and 70% by commercial and Islamic banks and export credit agencies, including K-Exim, JBIC and SACE through a syndicated loan of US$7.2 billion. This deal involved a US$850 Itisna-Ijara Islamic tranche. It was awarded "Global Deal of the Year" by Project Finance Magazine in December 2011" and "Middle East Oil & Gas Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International in December 2011.