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Vinson & Elkins RLLP

20 FENCHURCH STREET, 24TH FLOOR, LONDON, EC3M 3BY, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7065 6000
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Fax 020 7065 6001
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Nabil Khodadad

Tel:
Work +44.20.7065.6057
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Vinson & Elkins LLP

Work Department

Energy Transactions & Projects

Position

Partner

Career

Based in the firm’s London office, Nabil is global co-head of the Project Finance practice, and heads the firm’s Middle East and CIS practices. He has been based in London for more than two decades and has extensive experience in project finance and privatizations. Nabil has advised on oil and gas, pipeline, petrochemical, mining and metals, power, port, and other projects in more than 35 countries. He has also served on the Documentation Committee of the Loan Market Association (LMA).

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1985
Northwestern University, B.A. with Honors, 1982
Admitted to practice: Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Illinois


London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

The 'responsive, accessible and thoroughly trustworthy' oil and gas offering at Vinson & Elkins RLLP is described as 'first class' by one client. The team is 'very attentive to the needs and urgencies of the matters clients approach them with' and spearheaded by Alex Msimang who 'is a to-the-point adviser and always available'. In recent highlights, associate Nadine Amr supported Msimang to handle Statoil's $2.5bn acquisition of a 66% interest and operational capacity in the offshore Carcara field from Petrobas, and Shaun Lascelles teamed up with counsel Simon Rootsey to oversee Vitol's sale of a 50% stake in the VTTI group to Buckeye Partners for $1.15bn. Key names on the projects side include construction specialist Andrew Nealon and finance expert Nabil Khodadad who are currently assisting SOCAR with its proposed development of a gas processing plant and petrochemical facility in Azerbaijan. On the contentious side, James Loftis is representing ExxonMobil in annulment arbitration proceedings brought by Argentina with regards to an award against it on the grounds of its violation of the US-Argentina bilateral treaty agreement.

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