Luke Robinson acts for corporate borrowers and financial institutions on a range of transactions, including acquisition finance, real estate finance, Islamic finance, shipping finance and general corporate banking.

    He also advises on complex domestic and cross-border project finance and development, and PPP transactions, predominantly in the energy and power, infrastructure mining, and oil and gas sectors.

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    Banking and Finance

    • Acting for Standard Chartered Bank in respect of a secured syndicated term facility of AED2.5 billion for Merex Investment Group to part finance the acquisition of a portfolio of retail assets from Meraas Holding LLC.
    • Acting for Standard Chartered Bank in respect of a US$65 million term loan facility provided to Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority.
    • Acting for First Abu Dhabi Bank in respect of a US$75 million financing to Ahli Bank of Oman.
    • Acting for UNEC in respect of AED1.3 billion project financing facilities provided by Emirates NBD Bank, Arab Bank and Commercial Bank of Dubai for the construction of the Deira Mall.
    • Acting for Swicorp REIT on a syndicated SAR1.4 billion facility arranged by National Commercial Bank to be used for the acquisition of several malls in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    • Acting for the sponsors, Enerray and SECI, on the syndicated facility provided to three Egyptian feed-in-tariff solar photovoltaic power projects by IFC, AIIB and CDC.
    • Acting for Omnix International Co. LLC group in respect of two secured facilities of AED10 million from Noor Bank and US$28 million from ABC Islamic Bank, respectively, to be used for working capital and to satisfy the group’s outstanding obligations with certain suppliers.
    • Acting for First Abu Dhabi Bank in respect of a US$100 million financing to Ahli Bank of Bahrain.
    • Acting for Al Ghurair Real Estate on a syndicated US$227 million facility arranged by First Abu Dhabi Bank to be used for the development of 13 sites across Dubai.
    • Acting for Standard Chartered Bank on the amendment and restatement of a US$165 million facility provided to the Al Seer Group, which includes Spinneys Dubai.
    • Acting for Rasmala Investment Bank on a US$30 million receivables-backed structured trade finance term loan to an oil and gas company.
    • Acting for First Abu Dhabi Bank in respect of a US$105 million refinancing of Emirates Hospitals Group.
    • Acting for Rasmala Investment Bank on the provision of a US$20 million musawamah facility to Rhodium Resources Limited, the client’s most significant of a number of Islamic financing transactions.
    • Acted for Mothercare plc on a £80 million refinance by HSBC Bank plc and Barclays Bank plc, drafting and negotiating loan and security documentation, reviewing ancillary documentation and managing the transaction from instruction to closing.
    • Acted for Ares Capital on the US$100 million debt financing to Soundcloud group, a US transaction with UK-governed legal finance documentation.

    Education

    • University of Law, LL.B., 2014
    • University of Law, L.P.C., 2014
    • University of Law, G.D.L., 2013

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2016
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