Shibeer Ahmed advises corporates and a range of financial institutions, including commercial banks, Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) and development finance institutions, on complex Islamic and conventional banking and multisourced project financings throughout the Middle East and internationally.

    Shibeer focuses on project finance, banking and Islamic finance, regularly working on highly complex financings throughout the Middle East and internationally. He is recognised as a leading practitioner in banking, Islamic finance and project finance by various industry publications, including Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

    He has wide experience advising on corporate and sovereign Sukuk issuances. He has extensive experience across a range of sectors, including infrastructure, energy, petrochemicals, and oil and gas.

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    • Currently advising a Saudi-based petrochemicals company on its conventional and Islamic financing arrangements.
    • Represented the Mandated Lead Arrangers (Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and Mashreqbank) on the provision of up to an AED1.5 billion limited recourse Islamic financing for National District Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed).
    • Represented Avrupa Otoyolu Yatirim ve Iletme and KMO Anadolu Otoyol Isletmesi as the project companies and the project sponsors, Cengiz, Limak, Kolin and Kalyon on the US$2.764 billion project financing for the development of the 270km North Marmara Motorway Project in Turkey.
    • Represented the project company and the project sponsors on the €450 million project financing for the development of the Delimara 4 LNG power project in Malta.
    • Represented the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on a US$35 million Islamic financing for Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited.
    • Represented Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank on an AED250 million Islamic financing for Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat), which was specially developed by Winston.
    • Represented the Mandated Lead Arrangers on a US$300 million syndicated Islamic facility for Etihad Airways.
    • Represented the Mandated Lead Arrangers in relation to an AED385 million secured syndicated Islamic real estate financing for Transguard Group, a leading Dubai-based corporate entity.
    • Represented the Mandated Lead Arrangers on a secured syndicated AED310 million limited recourse Islamic financing for Paragon Malls, LLC (owned by Tamouh Investments) for the financing of the construction of Paragon Bay Mall in Reem Island, Abu Dhabi.

    *Some of the experience represented here may have been handled at a previous firm.

    Education

    • University of Law, Chester, LPC, 1989
    • Keele University, B.A., 1988

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 1991

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