Nezar Al-Abbas

Associate, Riyadh

Biography

Overview

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

Nezar's advises lenders and borrowers in relation to various forms of Islamic and conventional financing, with a particular focus on corporate, trade, fund and project finance.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
LLM
University of Bristol
LLB
University of Bristol
Languages
Arabic
English

Experience

Representation of the financiers including MUFG Bank, Ltd., Natixis, Samba Financial Group and Riyad Bank in respect of an approximately US$571 million financing to Rabigh Three Company in relation to the Rabigh 3 seawater desalination plant.*

Representation of a leading Saudi Arabian bank in relation to the structuring and documentation of a number of first-to-market Shari'ah-compliant trade finance products.*

Representation of a leading Saudi Arabian bank in relation to a number of multi-billion Saudi Riyal Shari'ah-compliant murabaha financings to real estate investment trusts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. *

Representation of a syndicate of international and Saudi banks for the SAR7.2 billion (approximately US$1.9 billion) multi-tranche Shari'ah-compliant (Procurement and wakala structures) and conventional project refinancing of the Rabigh power plant in the Eastern province with Saudi Electricity Company as offtaker.*

Representation of a major Saudi Islamic bank on the restructuring of a sukuk in relation to a property development in the Kingdom of Bahrain.*

Representation of a leading Saudi Arabian bank in relation to a SAR1.25 billion Shari'ah-compliant murabaha financing to a leading Saudi Arabian retail company. *

Representation of two regional banks based in the Kingdom of Bahrain in relation to US$305 million funded and unfunded trade finance facilities provided to a Saudi Arabian entity.*

Representation of financiers including Natixis, Standard Chartered Bank, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Alinma Bank, Al-Rajhi Bank, Samba Financial Group, Banque Saudi Fransi, The National Commercial Bank, Arab National Bank and The Saudi British Bank on a US$1.8 billion multi tranche conventional and Islamic refinancing (wakala-Ijara and procurement facilities) of Rabigh Electricity Company's (RABEC) 1.2GW power plant.*

 

*Includes experience gained prior to joining White & Case.