Habeeb Rahman

Counsel, Abu Dhabi

Biography

Overview

Habeeb Rahman is counsel in the Construction and Engineering group based in the UAE. He advises clients in the development and financing of energy, petrochemical and infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on transactional construction, technology licensing and project development work.

Habeeb joined White & Case in 2015, having previously worked at a Magic Circle law firm in its Abu Dhabi, London and Dubai offices. He has drafted and advised upon purpose-drafted and standard form construction contracts including EPC, EPCM, DBOM, Convertible LSTK, D&B and construct-only contracts and technology licensing agreements, as well as a wide variety of consultancy, procurement, engineering, O&M, drilling and related contracts.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Education
Legal Practice Course
College of Law, London
Graduate Diploma in Law
BPP Law School, London
BSc (Hons)
International Relations and History
London School of Economics
Languages
English

Experience

Recent transactions, including experience gained prior to joining White & Case:

Representation of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on the EPC, O&M and LTSA arrangements for the Hassyan Clean Coal Power Project, an IPP which is being procured on a competitive basis and which involves the development of a greenfield 2,400 MW coal fired power generation plant together with transshipment and coal handling facilities in the Emirate of Dubai.

Representation of lenders and sponsors in relation to the EPC/construction, operations and maintenance of two IWPP projects in Oman.

Representation of UAE government affiliated entity in connection with its development of a US$2 billion aromatics plant project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Representation of UAE government affiliated project sponsors in connection with the development of a 2 Mtpa alumina refinery project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Representation of lenders in connection with the development and financing for the US$6.4 billion Liwa Plastic Industries Complex in Oman. This deal was recently recognised as "Middle East & Africa Petrochemical Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International 2016 and "MENA Petrochemicals Deal of the Year" by IJ Global 2016.

Representation of a UAE government affiliated investment company in connection with its development of a new US$4 billion 200,000 bpd grassroots refinery complex in Fujairah, UAE.

Representation of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic on the development of integrated gas processing, oil refinery and petrochemicals project and the revamp of the Baku Heydar Aliyev Refinery in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Representation of Oman Tank Terminal Company on the development and financing of the world's largest crude oil storage facility in Oman.

Representation of Oman Gas Company on the development of a natural gas processing plant in Salalah, Oman.

Representation of lenders in relation to the EPC/construction and technology license agreements for the US$ 2 billion expansion of a petrochemical refinery complex in Oman.

Representation of Korea Gas Corporation on the development of a natural gas field in Iraq, including the construction of gas processing facilities and pipeline infrastructure.

Representation of DNO, a Norwegian oil and gas company, on the development of the Tawke oil field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, including the construction of oil and gas processing facilities and related infrastructure and the production of a suite of procurement templates (comprising a range of construction, EPC, FEED, drilling and services contracts).