Doug Peel | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Doug Peel

Partner, Riyadh

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“Very experienced, efficient and effective.”

Chambers & Partners, Global 2014


Doug is a White & Case partner seconded to the Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi, with which White & Case practices in association. He is White & Case's Head of the Middle East, leads our Saudi Arabia practice, and is a member of our Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance group.

Doug has led teams on a number of pioneering and award-winning transactions, including representing a major Saudi Arabian oilfield services company on a wide range of matters: advising a national oil company on refinery, distribution and other projects; advising the lenders on groundbreaking solar power projects; and supporting Saudi Arabia's National Industrial Clusters Development Program in its drive to diversify the Saudi economy.

Doug is one of White & Case's most-traveled partners, with insights for clients derived from his experience in White & Case's New York, Istanbul, Jeddah, London, Moscow, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and associated Riyadh offices.

He also spent three years in the Office of General Counsel of the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • England and Wales


  • LLB, McGill University
  • BA (Hons), Dalhousie University


  • English


Saudi Aramco, ongoing

Doug advises Saudi Aramco on refinery, bulk plant and other projects.

National Industrial Clusters Development Program, ongoing

Doug advises the NICDP on major projects, including Jaguar Land Rover's proposed investment in Saudi Arabia, and provides support to NICDP's Board.

Jeddah Economic Company, ongoing

Doug is representing Jeddah Economic Company on the structuring and negotiations of the shari'a compliant financing of the Kingdom City project, which will include the world's tallest building at over 1km.

Major lenders, United Arab Emirates, 2010

Doug represented the lenders on the ground-breaking Shams 1 solar power project in Abu Dhabi.

Major lenders, India, 2012

Doug represented multilateral financial institutions and an export credit agency as lenders on a solar power project in Rajasthan.

Multilateral financial institutions

Since 1998, Doug has represented EBRD, IFC and ADB on numerous financings in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and central and eastern Europe.