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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 Saudi Arabia.
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 IFC, OPIC and the commercial lenders in relation to the US$823 million financing of the expansion of Compagnie des Bauxites de Guineé's bauxite mine in the Republic of Guinea.
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.
Advising US Ex-Im, Hermes, Coface, K-Exim and the commercial lenders and Islamic financiers financing the expansion of the EMAL Aluminium Smelter in Abu Dhabi, one of the largest single-site aluminium smelters in the world and the largest financing in the mining sector for 2013, a project which won Middle East Industrial Deal of the Year in 2013 from Project Finance International.
Advising the commercial lenders on the US$2.83 billion privatisation of the Yenikӧy and Kemerkӧy thermal power plants in Turkey.