Elaf Al-Wohaibi

Associate, Riyadh

Biography

Overview

Elaf is an associate in The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan, with which White & Case practices in cooperation in Saudi Arabia.

She is New York qualified and speaks both English and Arabic with native fluency, and is able to negotiate and draft legal documents in both languages.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
University of Connecticut School of Law
BSc
Saginaw Valley State University
Languages
Arabic
English

Experience

Representative experience includes advising:

NDMC in relation to the amendment of the Sovereign domestic sukuk programme and the removal of the paying agent and replacement as well.

Al Borj International for Operation and Maintenance Company in relation to the restructuring of real estate assets in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. This is in connection with providing legal advice in relation to the potential transfer of Abraj Albait assets to Binladin International Holding Group Company (BIHG).

Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority in relation to the Reg1 Framework Project.

Saudi Civil Aviation Holding Company (aka MATARAT Holding) in relation to corporatization and asset transfer for Jeddah Airport.

Dar Al-Handasah Consultants Shair and Partners Holding Ltd in relation to a USD75 million bilateral RCF facility.

a syndicate of banks (to be determined) with resepct to the refinancing of various loans to Dhuruma Electricity Company relating to the PP11 Gas Fired Power Plant - having acted for the lenders on the original financing.

Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing (MOMRAH), in connection with the structuring and tendering of an inspection services contract whereby the winning bidder/operator will be responsible for providing health and safety inspection services within the city of Medina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Aramco on its SAR 111.0 billion/US$29.4 billion IPO—the world's largest IPO to date. The offering (excluding the over-allotment option) comprised three billion shares, representing 1.72 percent of Saudi Aramco's share capital, for gross proceeds of SAR 111.0 billion/US$29.4 billion.

Saudi Aramco as procurer on the structuring, tendering, development and financing of a numbers of its residential camp procurements, to be developed on a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis.

Fawaz Abdulaziz Al Hokair Company, a leading diversified fashion, beauty, and food retailer in Saudi Arabia with international operations across 13 countries and long term relationships with more than 80 leading international retail brands on its dual-currency US$800m refinancing package, consisting of a senior secured dual-currency US$650m (equivalent) Murabaha term facility and a senior secured dual-currency US$150m (equivalent) revolving Murabaha facility.

Arabian Centres Company – Saudi Arabia's leading shopping mall owner, developer and operator – in connection with their dual currency Shariah compliant US$1.9b refinancing package, consisting of a senior unsecured US$500m debut Reg S/144A five-year Sukuk issuance alongside senior secured dual currency US$1.2b (equivalent) Ijara and Murabaha term facilities and a senior secured dual currency US$200m (equivalent) revolving Murabaha facility.