Saul Daniel | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Saul Daniel
 Saul Daniel

Saul Daniel

Partner, London

T +44 20 7532 2321

T +44 20 7532 1000

E sdaniel@whitecase.com

“Brilliant negotiator” Saul Daniel is recommended for project development by The Legal 500 UK 2014.

Overview

Saul Daniel's practice focuses on project development and financing in emerging markets.

He advises clients in respect of multibillion-dollar energy and infrastructure projects, in often complex operating environments. Sponsors, developers, utilities, lenders and governments look to Saul for his extensive transactional experience, and his particularly deep knowledge of the oil, gas and petrochemicals sectors.

Now based in London, Saul was resident in the Firm's Abu Dhabi office from 2010 until 2013.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School
  • BA (Hons), Theology, University of Nottingham

Languages

  • English

Experience

KLPE Petrochemical Project, ongoing

Advising the sponsors on all aspects of its US$4 billion development and financing of a petrochemical facility in Kazakhstan. The ongoing work on the project development has included advising the sponsors on the feedstock and marketing arrangements, construction agreements, technology agreements and all related third party supply agreements, including all utility arrangements.

North American Petrochemical Project, ongoing

Advising a privately held chemical company on the development and financing of a US$1 billion petrochemical facility in North America.

Tahrir Petrochemical Complex in Egypt, ongoing

Advising Tahrir Petrochemicals Company in connection with the development and financing of a US$5 billion petrochemical complex in Egypt, including proposed financing from US Ex-Im, K-Exim, K-Sure and SACE. This work follows our representation of the sponsor on the development and financing of a nitric acid and ammonium nitrate complex, as well as an ammonia complex at the Suez Industrial Area on the Gulf of Suez in Egypt.

KPI, ongoing

Advising Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries on the US$1.8 billion development and financing of a petrochemical project in Kazakhstan.

Sadara Chemical Complex, 2013

Advised Saudi Aramco on the US$12.5 billion development and financing of the world-scale integrated Sadara chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. This transaction is the largest-ever project financing in the chemicals sector and was selected as "2013 Global Finance Deal of the Year: Project Finance (Middle East)" by The American Lawyer, as "2013 Project Finance Deal of the Year (Middle East)" by International Financial Law Review and as "2013 Middle East Petrochemical Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International magazine.

Speciality Chemical Joint Venture, 2013

Advised Saudi Aramco in connection with all aspects of its joint venture with a speciality chemicals company, relating to the development and financing of a hydrogen peroxide plant in Saudi Arabia.

Asset Swaps in Russia and Western Europe, 2013

Advised Wintershall, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF, one of the world's leading chemicals companies, on two asset swaps with Gazprom concerning their Russian and EU upstream and downstream business.

Nuclear Power Program in Saudi Arabia, 2013

Advised Global Energy Holdings on its joint venture with EDF and the forthcoming nuclear power programme in Saudi Arabia.

Etileno XXI Petrochemicals Project, 2012

Advised Braskem Idesa SAPI in connection with the development and financing of the US$4.5 billion Etileno XXI olefins (ethylene and polyethylene) integrated petrochemicals project located in Veracruz, Mexico. The project was the largest deal to close in Mexico and Latin America in 2012 and was selected as "2012 Overall Latin American Deal of the Year" and "2012 Latin American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year" by Project Finance, as "2012 Americas Petrochemical Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International, as "2012 Project Finance Deal of the Year" by Latin Lawyer, and as one of the "2012 Deals of the Year" by Trade Finance.

Awards & Recognition

Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500 UK 2014

Projects – UK

The Legal 500 UK 2014

"Saul Daniel is recommended for project development"

The Legal 500 UK 2014

Energy & Natural Resources - Oil & Gas

The Legal 500 UK 2014

Finance – Emerging Markets