Laleh Shahabi | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Laleh Shahabi

Associate, Abu Dhabi, Dubai

T + 971 2 611 3456

T + 971 4 381 6200

E laleh.shahabi@whitecase.com

Overview

Laleh is an associate in our Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Group based in the UAE. Prior to joining the Firm in the UAE, Laleh spent more than five years practicing in our London and Paris offices. She has also practiced in the Singapore office of another leading international law firm, working on project finance transactions across east Asia. She has experience in a wide variety of project finance and development transactions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, with a focus on the energy, oil & gas and renewables sector.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • MA (Cantab), Law, University of Cambridge
  • MA, Columbia University
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

Languages

  • English
  • Persian

Experience

Representation of International Finance Corporation (IFC), OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Finn Fund and other development financial institutions on the 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 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 the North Sea.
Representation of the joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo on the project financing of the Rabigh integrated petroleum refining and petrochemical project in Saudi Arabia.
Representation of JBIC, and the international commercial banks on the US$20 billion project financing of the Sakhalin II (Phase 2) integrated oil & gas and LNG Project in Russia.
Representation of Nord Stream AG in connection with the construction and financing of the Nord Stream gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea.