Samer Mahjoub

Associate, Houston

Biography

Overview

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, commercial contracts, commodities trading transactions, corporate governance, contract disputes, project development and project finance for upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, LNG, petrochemicals / chemicals, electric power, renewable energy, and other energy and infrastructure projects on a worldwide basis.

Prior to joining White & Case, Samer has worked in both in-house and 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.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Oklahoma State Bar
Education
JD
The University of Tulsa College of Law
BS
Business Law and Economics
University of Tulsa
Languages
English
Arabic
German
Not admitted in the State of Texas

Experience

Representative matters before joining White & Case include:

Ongoing representation of the sponsor of an LNG project under development in Texas.

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. The project components include a marine terminal consisting of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) permanently moored through a modified spread mooring system for LNG delivery, storage and regasification, as well as a long-term LNG supply contract for the FSRU. The project also includes a natural gas pipeline that will run from the FSRU to the power plant and the construction of a 44-km, 230-kilovolt transmission line and related substations to connect the power plant to the electrical grid of El Salvador. The project will require an investment of approximately US$1 billion. It will be 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 an international oil company on the acquisition of aviation fuel pipelines and associated terminals in the UAE and the marketing and sale of fuel products at airports in the UAE.*

Representation of a confidential client on the strategic procurement and implementation of a new city development in Saudi Arabia.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case.