Sara Al Awadhi | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Sara Al Awadhi

Associate, Abu Dhabi

T +971 2 611 3433

E sara.alawadhi@whitecase.com

Overview

Sara is an associate in our Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group based in the UAE. She has experience in project finance, asset finance and banking transactions (including Islamic finance). Sara is a UAE National and is fluent in Arabic and previously trained with another major international law firm, spending time in their London and Dubai offices.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • LLB Law, University of South Wales

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • German

Experience

Representation of the arranging banks and the ECAs in connection with the US$6.4 billion project financing (including multiple ECA covered tranches) of the large-scale LIWA Plastics petrochemical project Oman owned by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company ("ORPIC").

Represented Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) as sole bookrunner and initial mandated lead arranger, and a group of other lenders on a US$420 million Islamic financing provided to Zakher Marine International Inc. The financing, which was two times oversubscribed, also included Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Al Hilal Bank, Mashreq Bank, Ajman Bank, Arab Bank, National Bank of Fujairah and Noor Bank.

Representation of National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) in connection with the US$600 million complex Islamic and conventional co-financing involving most of the major UAE Islamic and conventional banks to finance the construction of new offshore barges, cargo barges and provision of modern facilities and to refinance exciting financings.

Representation of the arranging banks on the restructuring of AED2.8 billion of Islamic and conventional facilities for the National District Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed) (involving the restructuring of Islamic bank and Sukuk facilities).

Representation of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) in connection with AED300 million financing for the expansion of Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi.