Kamilla Azamat | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Kamilla Azamat

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 2313

E kazamat@whitecase.com

Overview

Kamilla Azamat is an associate in White & Case's Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance group who concentrates on global project finance and other finance transactions.

Ms. Azamat has been involved in project finance transactions in Brazil, Mexico, India, Spain, Jordan and other countries with the Firm's representation of International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Société Générale, Santander and other commercial banks and financial institutions.

Ms. Azamat is a native Uzbek and Russian speaker and has assisted with various matters involving the Firm's Uzbek and Russian clients. She has also assisted in representing clients based in the US and abroad on a wide range of export control and economic sanctions matters and enforcement proceedings before such US government agencies as OFAC and BIS.

Bars and Courts

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Bar

Education

  • LLM, American University, Washington College of Law
  • LLB (JD equivalent), University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Uzbek

Experience

Representation of the lead arrangers in the financing of the US$1.7 billion Norbe VIII and Norbe IX offshore oil drillships for operation in Brazil, which was selected as 2009 Latin American Upstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year by Project Finance magazine, as 2009 Americas Deal of the Year by Project Finance International magazine, as 2009 South America Shipping Debt Deal of the Year by Jane's Transport Finance magazine, and as 2010 Best Project Finance Deal by LatinFinance magazine.

Representation of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in connection with the financing of the purchase of the HISPASAT Amazonas 3 Satellite by Hispasat, S.A. and Hispasat Canarias, S.L.U. Selected as 2012 Deal of the Year by the Export-Import Bank of the United States and as one of the Best Deals of 2011 by Global Trade Review magazine.

Representation of the lead arrangers in the approximately US$575 million financing of the Alpha Star offshore oil drilling rig owned by an affiliate of Brazilian conglomerate Queiroz Galvão and operated by Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás.

Representation of the lead arranger in the US$534 million financing of the Norbe VI offshore oil drilling platform, constructed in Abu Dhabi for operations in Brazilian waters. The platform is owned by an affiliate of Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht and chartered to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras.

Representation of the lead arrangers in the approximately US$1 billion financing of the ODN I and ODN II offshore oil drillships. The transaction involved export credit agencies and 18 lenders, and parties and legal issues in Brazil, the UK, Cayman Islands, South Korea, the US and Europe.

Awards & Recognition

The 2009 edition of Chambers Latin America stated "Associate Kamilla Tokhtaeva is 'swift and diligent,' and is tapped as a rising star by market commentators."

A 2005 survey in Project Finance magazine listed Kamilla Tokhtaeva as up-and-coming.