Saghar Khodabakhsh | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Saghar Khodabakhsh
Saghar Khodabakhsh

Saghar Khodabakhsh

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1374

E skhodabakhsh@whitecase.com

Overview

Saghar is an Associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance group based in London. She has experience in project finance, asset finance and banking transactions. Saghar also practiced in our Abu Dhabi and Frankfurt offices.

Before joining White & Case, Saghar was a Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, where she spent over five years developing a new class of materials using nanotechnology, which she used for the generation of novel photovoltaics (PVs) with high efficiencies. Saghar is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
  • Grad Dip. Law, BPP Law School
  • PhD, Chemical Physics, Imperial College London
  • MSc, Chemistry, Imperial College London

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Persian

Experience

Representation of the lenders on the ground-breaking US$1.2 billion financing of Indorama's nitrogenous fertiliser complex in Rivers State, Nigeria, the largest fertiliser plant in Africa.

Representation of the lenders in connection with a US$270 million Islamic finance transaction comprising a murabaha tranche and a vendor finance tranche for Kuwait Telecom Company K.S.C. ( a subsidiary of Saudi Telecom Company).

Representation of Abu Dhabi National Paper Mills (ADNPM), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Industrial Projects in relation to a US$33m export credit agency financing granted by HSBC and SEK for the expansion of ADNPM's paper plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Representation of the lenders (involving Coface, Hermes and US EXIM) on the US$ multi-billion EMAL Phase II project in Abu Dhabi.

Representation of the lenders in connection with the Shams 1 solar power project in Abu Dhabi.

Publications

  • Simultaneous Optimization of Light Gain and Charge Transport in Ambipolar Light-Emitting Polymer Field-Effect Transistors, Chemistry of Materials, pp. 21, 4425, 2009
  • Surface modification of PDMS via self-organization of vinyl-terminated small molecules, Soft Matter, 5, pp. 2286, 2009
  • Organic Thin Film Transistors with Polymer Brush Gate Dielectrics Synthesized by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization, Advanced Materials 18, pp. 36–43, 2008
  • Organic Thin Film Transistors with Polymer Brush Gate Dielectrics Synthesized by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization, Advanced Materials 18, pp. 36–43, 2008
  • Enhancement of Charge-Transport Characteristics in Polymeric Films Using Polymer Brushes, Nano Letters, 6, pp. 573, 2006