Zahra Knapper | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Zahra Knapper
Zahra Knapper

Zahra Knapper

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1790

E zahra.knapper@whitecase.com

Overview

Zahra is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group in the London office. Zahra joined the firm in 2013 as a trainee and qualified in 2015. In 2014, Zahra spent six months in the firms Abu Dhabi office.

Bars and Courts

  • Bar of England and Wales

Education

  • MSc, Economic History, London School of Economics
  • LPC, BPP Holborn
  • LLB, London School of Economics

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Experience

Experience in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group includes:

Advising ECAs in connection with an ECA-supported capital markets refinancing of ten aircraft in multiple jurisdictions.

Advising ECAs in connection with ECA-supported financings of ATR aircraft for Lion Air leased to various airlines based in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Assisting in the representation of Qatar Petroleum and Shell as sponsors (prior to the decision by the sponsors to cancel the project) in connection with the development and financing of the proposed Al Karaana petrochemical project in the State of Qatar.

Assisting in the representation of KLPE, a joint venture consisting of United Chemicals Company, SAT and LG Chem, in connection with the US$4 billion development and financing of a petrochemical facility in Kazakhstan.

Assisting in the representation of PetroNeft Resources plc, an oil and gas exploration and production company, on the sale of a 50 percent non-operating interest in its License 61 project located in Russia's Western Siberia basin.

Experience in Capital Markets includes:

Assisting in the representation of Kaupthing hf, the failed Icelandic bank, in relation to its restructuring following its US$45 billion insolvency.

Experience in Corporate (Abu Dhabi) includes:

Assisting in the representation of Dahra Holdings in connection with various international acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures and financings in different jurisdictions.