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Baker & McKenzie Limited advises on project finance, commercial and development contracts and operational issues in relation to a range of energy and infrastructure projects. Nick Church and Julie Alexander advised Arab Bank on the provision of financing for various wind and solar projects, and practice head Ian Siddell is acting for Arab Banking Corporation in relation to the financing for the development of a copper tubing manufacturing facility.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is headed by Harnek Shoker, who advises governmental institutions and private project developers on infrastructure mandates including waste management, energy, transportation and telecoms projects. The team has been particularly active in housing development projects.

Norton Rose Fulbright is regularly involved in energy and infrastructure projects where it is instructed by construction companies and joint venture developers. The team has particular expertise acting for clients with substantial business relations in Saudi Arabia, while more domestic work has included representing corporate vehicles in negotiations with Bahraini government bodies. The regional projects team is jointly headed by Dubai-based Paul Mansouri and Bahrain office head Joanne Emerson Taqi.

Newton Legal is particularly active in the oil and gas sector, where it advises domestic developers and investors on energy projects and corporate transactions, often involving energy assets. Joseph Huse is providing ongoing advice to Bapco in relation to the modernisation of an oil refinery. The team also acted for Nogaholding in various share transactions and project developments, including gas pipeline, refinery and storage projects. Also recommended are Nicholas Williams and Khalid Al Kubaisi.

Hassan Radhi & Associates has expertise in project finance and is especially active in the renewables and mining and minerals sectors. Contacts at the firm include Sayed Hassan Ali Al-Nawah, Noora Mohammed Janahi and Noor Hassan Radhi.

Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants is instructed by government-held entities, banks and private-sector energy and infrastructure companies. The team handles project finance mandates in relation to power plant developments and renewable energy projects, and also provides ongoing corporate and securities advice to a number of power and energy companies. Name partner Qays H Zu’bi, Naveen Thakur and recently promoted partner Dareen Abdul Rahim advised an oil and gas company on a $3bn debt issuance under the client's global medium-term note programme.

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