Nic Kennedy | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Nic Kennedy
 Nic Kennedy

Nic Kennedy

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1745

E nic.kennedy@whitecase.com

Overview

Nic is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group in the London office. Nic joined the firm as a trainee in 2011 and qualified in 2013, having spent 6 months in our Abu Dhabi office. Nic has previously spent 9 months on secondment with the UniCredit legal team in London.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, London
  • BA Jurisprudence, Brasenose College, Oxford University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Representing Chrysaor Holdings Limited in relation to a US$1.5 billion senior and US$400 million junior reserves based facilities as part of the acquisition of a diversified portfolio of oil and natural gas assets in the North Sea from Shell UK.

Representing IFC and the other lenders in connection with over US$200 million of financing for seven separate photovoltaic solar power projects in Jordan.

Representing the lenders, including export credit agencies EDC, US Ex-Im, COFACE, Euler Hermes and K-Exim, in connection with the financing of Phase II of the US$10 billion Emirates Aluminium Project in the UAE. This deal was awarded the "Middle East Industrial Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International and was the largest financing in the mining sector for 2013.

Representing the lenders in relation to the provision of a US$225,203,000 credit facility to MEASAT International (South Asia) Ltd, a leader in satellite services, with credit support from COFACE.

Representation of mandated lead arrangers comprising Natixis, Société Générale, London Branch, ING Belgium NV/ SA and Galena Commodity Trade Finance Master Fund Limited and Federated Project and Trade Finance Core Fund in connection with a senior secured reserve based facility to PetroChad Managara Limited (a subsidiary of Caracal Energy Inc.) for up to US$250 million in relation to the acquisition of oil fields in the Republic of Chad.

Representing New World Resources group, the central European hard coal producer, on the restructuring of its balance sheet via a UK Scheme of Arrangement and a Rights Issue and Placing as well as its subsequent review of strategic options.

Representing Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank as lead arranger and underwriter and a syndicate of banks on Dirhams 1.32 billion (US$360 million) Islamic Ijara facilities to Gulf Marine Services.  This deal was the first Islamically-financed syndicated leveraged recapitalisation in the UAE, and was awarded “Syndicated Deal of the Year” by Islamic Finance News 2014.