Khawla is an associate based in the UAE. She has spent time in our New York office and has experience in project finance, asset finance, banking (including Islamic finance), corporate M&A, construction, as well as dispute resolution. Khawla is a UAE National and is fluent in Arabic.
Representation of a UAE based investment institution in connection with its proposed initial public offering of shares in the UAE, including in respect of various regulatory matters.
Representation of the Capital Markets Authority of a GCC State, in relation to the review and revision of its Capital Markets framework legislation including benchmarking against other relevant jurisdictions, as well as the eventual drafting of framework legislation based on best standards.
Representation of the lenders on the US$ multi-billion EMAL Phase II project in Abu Dhabi (involving Coface, Hermes and US EXIM).
Representation of Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC as mandated lead arrangers in connection with the project financing of the 758 MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle Panda Temple II power project being developed in Temple, Texas.
Representation of IFC and a group of other lenders in connection with the US$1.2 billion financing of Indorama's nitrogenous fertiliser complex in Rivers State, Nigeria, the largest fertiliser plant in Africa, which was named "African Petrochemical Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International (2013).
Development and review of a number of standard form FIDIC Contracts in relation to major projects in the Middle East.