Samer is an associate in the Project Development and Finance Group in the Firm's Houston office. His practice focuses on acquisitions and divestitures, strategic joint ventures and investments, project development and finance, commercial contracts, commodities trading transactions for upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), petrochemicals/chemicals, electric power, renewable energy and other energy and infrastructure projects on a worldwide basis.
Prior to joining White & Case, Samer worked both in-house and in private practice on a variety of projects throughout the world, including the United States, Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Samer graduated cum laude from The University of Tulsa College of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Law and Economics before attending and graduating from The University of Tulsa College of Law.
Ongoing representation of Orbia, an international chemical company, in a joint venture with Solvay in connection with the proposed development of two facilities in the U.S. for the production of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), a critical material for the battery market, with an expected investment value of approximately US$850 million.
Representation of Vitol, Inc. in its 15-year Henry Hub-linked LNG SPA for 0.50 million tonnes per annum of LNG offtake (with an estimated revenue value of $3 billion) from Delfin Midstream, Inc.'s proposed deepwater floating LNG export project off the coast of Louisiana, as well Vitol's related strategic investment in the project.
Ongoing representation of the sponsor of an LNG project under development in Texas.
Ongoing representation of the sponsor of an LNG project under development in Louisiana.
Ongoing representation of a commodities trading firm in connection with commercial contracts and structured transactions for the purchase, sale, storage and transportation of LNG, refined products and other commodities.
Ongoing representation of an investment bank-backed portfolio company on the negotiation and structuring of its investments into LNG-to-Power projects across Europe and the Americas, as well as the drafting and negotiation of all material project documents.
Representation of Invenergy and its project subsidiary Energia del Pacifico (EDP) on the development and project financing of the 378 MW LNG-to-power infrastructure project at the Port of Acajutla in the Department of Sonsonate in El Salvador, which includes a thermal power plant, a permanently moored floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), a natural gas pipeline that will run from the FSRU to the power plant, and related transmission lines and substations connecting the power plant to the electrical grid of El Salvador. The project will require an investment of approximately US$1 billion, the largest foreign direct investment in El Salvador to date.
Representation of an international energy company's joint venture in the UAE in connection with a LNG import and regasiﬁcation project.*
Representation of the Fujairah F3 power project (awarded "Power Deal of the Year" for the Middle East and Africa region at the Project Finance International Awards 2020) and other power projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman and Qatar.*
Representation of an international oil company on its acquisition of an interest in an offshore oil and gas concession in Abu Dhabi.*
Representation of an investor in relation to their potential equity investment into an oil and gas pipeline business in Abu Dhabi, UAE.*
Representation of a conﬁdential client on the development of a giga-project in Saudi Arabia, including the financing and development of its energy infrastructure.*
* Experience prior to joining White & Case.