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Paul Latto

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Finance & Projects

Position

Paul is a partner in the Finance & Projects practice, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His core practice focuses on both conventional and Islamic finance products with experience across the full spectrum of banking and finance transactions, including leveraged and acquisition finance, derivatives and capital markets, asset and project finance, general bank lending, restructuring and insolvency. He was involved in advising the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on the drafting of the white paper for Saudi Arabia's proposed new insolvency law. Having spent over eight years working in the Middle East, based in both Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Paul has led many of the largest and most innovative banking and finance transactions undertaken in the region to date and is regularly cited by the main independent legal directories as a leader in his field.

Education

Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course, 1996 College of Law, London, Diploma in Law, 1995 Christ Church, University of Oxford, History, MA, 1993


Saudi Arabia

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Paul Latto and Keith Bullen at DLA Piper Saudi Arabia specialise in cross-border financing and recently advised Saudi Electricity Company on all aspects of its $1.2bn joint venture with Saudi Aramco to procure the Fadhili cogeneration plant independent power project.

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