Meredith Campanale is counsel in the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Group in London. She advises both lenders and sponsors on multi-sourced financings (including ones involving export credit agencies, multilateral agencies and development finance institutions) in a variety of sectors. Meredith's most recent experience includes advising on an upstream oil and gas financing in Nigeria, a bauxite mine expansion in the Republic of Guinea and the refinancing of a power plant in the United Kingdom.
Advising Investec, Qatar National Bank and NatWest in relation to the £140M refinancing of the Saltend Power Plant in Hull, East Yorkshire, England, operated by Saltend Cogeneration Company Limited.
Advising IFC, OPIC and the commercial lenders (including those benefiting from UFK cover) in relation to the US$823 million financing of the expansion of Compagnie des Bauxites de Guineé's Sangaredi bauxite mine in the Republic of Guinea. This deal was named "African Mining Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal 2016.
Advising Standard Chartered Bank and a group of other international and Nigerian banks in connection with the US$1.2 billion financing for Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Chevron under the Accelerated Upstream Financing Programme to fund the drilling of 36 new onshore and offshore wells under a forward sale structure in Nigeria. This deal was named "African Oil & Gas Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal 2015 and "Oil Deal of the Year (Middle East and Africa)" by Project Finance International 2015.
Advising US Ex-Im, the commercial lenders and the Islamic financiers in relation to the US$1.45 billion refinancing of the Riyadh PP11 Independent Power Project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.