William Watson | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

William Watson

Associate, Dubai

T +971 4 381 6234

E william.watson@whitecase.com

Overview

William Watson is an associate in our Bank Finance team, based in the firm's Dubai office.   William has experience across a broad range of issues in bank finance, including leveraged- finance, structured trade and commodity finance, restructurings, project finance and general corporate finance in London and the GCC.  William has experience advising banks, sponsors and borrowers (corporate and sovereign) and has been seconded to financial institutions in both Dubai and London.

Prior to joining White & Case, William practiced as a finance associate with a magic circle law firm in Dubai, after initially training and practising in Melbourne with a leading Australian law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • Victoria, Australia
  • High Court of Australia

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons H1), Monash University
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Advising the private debt division of an independent equity investment company on its provision of a EUR375 million unitranche financing facility to a US private equity investment company in order to finance the acquisition of a construction group.

Advising a Chilean telecommunications and portfolio company, as borrower in connection with the ECA backed financing (and refinancing) of telecommunications equipment, for the purposes of developing a mobile telecommunications network.

Advising Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as arranger, agent and lender in connection with the Sinosure backed financing of Chinese manufactured photovoltaic modules for Abengoa, in relation to the Atacama I photovoltaic power plant.

Advising Dubai Group LLC in relation to the financial restructuring of US$10 billion of syndicated debt, implemented by 100% creditor agreement.

Advising finance parties in relation to their provision of an AED 1.02 billion secured term facilities agreement for a UAE incorporated property developer.