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Sherief Rashed is an associate in our Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group based in the UAE. Sherief is experienced in advising clients on conventional and Islamic financing transactions in the Middle East. Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Rashed worked for an international law firm in Cairo.
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").
Representation of Saudi Aramco in connection with the US$20 billion Sadara petrochemical project (including on the islamic facility tranche), a joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company in Saudi Arabia.
Representation of the lenders (involving Coface, Hermes and US EXIM) on the US$ multi-billion EMAL Phase II project in Abu Dhabi (including on the islamic facility tranche).
Representation of the project company in connection with the construction and development of a 2,640 MW coal fired power plant and associated facilities in Ayoun Moussa, Egypt.
Representation of the arranging banks in connection with the multi-tranche US$420 million leveraged Islamic financing for Zakher Marine International.
Representation of the lenders in Dirhams1.32 billion (US$360 million) Islamic Ijara facilities for Gulf Marine Services (GMS) the largest operator and owner of jack-up barges in the Middle East which was the first Islamically-financed syndicated leveraged recapitalization in the UAE.