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Clifford Chance

3RD FLOOR, THE EXCHANGE BUILDING, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PO BOX 9380, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Work +97 1 4 362 0444
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www.cliffordchance.com

Robin Abraham

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Work +971 4503 2609
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Clifford Chance LLP

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Robin Abraham is the Managing Partner of Clifford Chance's Middle East Region and specialises in banking and project finance. Robin's areas of practice include project finance, restructuring, Islamic finance and secured and unsecured lending. He has acted on a number of high profile banking and project finance deals in the Middle East.

Education

University of Newcastle upon Tyne (B.A. (Hons Politics and History) 1991
Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1997


Iran

Foreign law firms

Within: Foreign law firms

Clifford Chance has expert knowledge of market entry conditions and regulations associated with doing business in Iran, and has developed a reputation for its involvement in the power and energy sector. One key figure is Abu Dhabi-based Richard Parris, who advised power and utility conglomerate Unit Group on the development and construction of six build, own and operate combined-cycle independent power projects. In the regulatory space, counsel Stefan Gentzsch provides clients with ongoing advice regarding Iranian sanctions and their impact on investments and market entry requirements. Robin Abraham, who is based in the firm's Dubai office, acts as Middle East managing partner.

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United Arab Emirates

Energy and infrastructure

Within: Energy and infrastructure

At Clifford Chance, Mohamed Hamra-Krouha, working with the firm's team in Riyadh, is advising Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation on the planned privatisation of five airports, including King Abdulaziz International Airport, a key airport for the Hajj. In the UAE itself, Richard Parris and Robin Abraham handle a range of renewables, water and conventional energy projects for stakeholders including financiers, contractors and sponsors. Andrej Kormuth joined Bracewell LLP in March 2019.

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Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

Qudeer Latif, who is based in Dubai, is Clifford Chance's global head of Islamic finance. He handles deals using istisna, wakala, ijara and other structures, covering real estate, corporate lending and projects. Robin Abraham also handles borrower-side work for major local clients. Ahmed Choudhry is a key senior associate.

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