Dubai Highlights

Dubai Highlights

Chambers Global United Arab Emirates – Corporate / Commercial (2020) “Excellent. They offer detailed and understandable briefs on local legislation and set them within the context of local business norms, thereby supporting clients’ strategic goals.” Chambers Global Middle East-wide – Energy (2020) “The team is well organised and works intensively.” Chambers Global United Arab Emirates – Corporate / Commercial (2019) “Aside from their craft and the skills they’ve demonstrated, they’ve done an absolutely excellent job, with their level of customer service and focus.”

Dubai Highlights

Now more than any time before us, the importance of our clients and the work that you involve us in as a part of your business cannot be overestimated, we are privileged to be your trusted advisors. With the same inmind, we are delighted to share with you some of the highlights of our practice during the course of the past 12 months and thank you for all of your support throughout. We will collectively get through all of the challenges of COVID-19 and with the same in mind, we are here for you every step of the way. Our team remains at the forefront of changes in the energy sector, including energy storage projects in emerging markets and ground-breaking renewables projects. During the last 12 months, we have seen a wave of large IPP projects being released to bid in the Middle East and are delighted to have worked with our clients on such significant mandates. In addition to our leading expertise in the energy sector, our Chambers Global ranked corporate / commercial practice has continued to advise a diverse range of clients across the Middle East, guiding them through all manner of contractual, regulatory, corporate and employment mandates, particularly during COVID-19. In 2019 we added to our infrastructure projects offering with the addition of Andrej Kormuth . Andrej has significant experience as a projects and infrastructure lawyer, including the latest wave of Saudi Arabian renewables, water and waste water projects and Qatar’s first renewables IPP. Clint Steyn re-joined the Dubai office as regional head of projects after serving two years as general counsel at Alcazar Energy. He has over 20 years of M&A, project development and project finance experience. Clint’s return to the firm, coupled with the arrival of Andrej, enables the firm to offer clients an unrivalled projects practice that builds on the firm’s significant experience in energy and infrastructure markets throughout the Middle East and further afield. In addition to Clint and Andrej’s arrival we are also pleased to announce that TomSwarbrick was promoted to the firmpartnership, effective January 1, 2020. Tom has been with the firm for over 5 years. He is a construction lawyer with a focus on energy and infrastructure and particular experience in the Middle East and Africa adding to our already winning projects team.

Selection of 2019/2020 Credentials

Projects and Infrastructure Mandates Facility E IWPP – advising the Marubeni-led consortium in respect of its bid for the 2,000-2,500 MW 100 MIGD Facility E Independent Power and Water Project in Qatar Al Kharsaa Solar PV Project – advising Marubeni Corporation and Total, the preferred bidder, in respect of the development and implementation of the 800.15 MW Al Kharsaa Solar PV Solar Independent Power Project in Qatar Hassyan IWPP – advising Lenders in respect of a bid for the 120 MIGD Hassyan Independent Water Project in Dubai REPDO Round 2 IPPs – advising Marubeni Corporation and Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company, as the shortlisted bidder, with respect to the development and implementation of Rabigh 300 MW PV Solar Independent Power Project in Saudi Arabia Al Wakra ISTP – advising a bidding consortium in respect of its bid for the Al Wakra Independent Sewage Treatment Project in Qatar Dhahran PPP Project – advising lenders in respect of a bid for the Dhahran Core Area Parking Structure PPP Project, a facility procured on a non-recourse project finance basis by Saudi Aramco Jordan Battery Storage Project – advising European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and one of the short-listed bidders on the 30 MW/60 MWH energy storage project in Jordan, the first utility-scale, stand-alone, project financed energy storage project in the MENA region Masrik Solar PV Project – advising Fotowatio Renewable Ventures on the 55 MW Masrik solar PV in Armenia, a first-of-a-kind project for the country Al Rajef and Shobak Wind Projects in Jordan – advising on construction and implementation matters in respect of these projects Multiple Egypt Round 2 FIT Solar Projects – advising on construction and implementation matters in respect of these projects

Corporate and Commercial Mandates Dubal Holding LLC – proposed purchase of a stake in a project comprising the development, commissioning, operation and maintenance of an offshore desalination plant, established on floating platforms docked and installed against the Shuqaiq plants (or such other location as SWCC may decide), in Saudi Arabia, with the installed capacity of producing 150,000 m³/day of potable water Selcoms DWC LLC – negotiation with multiple counterparties in establishing a joint venture for the development, supply, delivery, operation and maintenance of hybrid mobile battery storage solutions to entities which have need for electrification in rural areas, off the main electrical grid Dover Corporation – all manner of corporate, commercial and labour and employment matters General Motors – dealership related matters, product safety matters, electric vehicle testing and various other corporate and commercial mandates Khalid Yousuf Al Marzouq & Sons Group of Companies – defence and energy sector contractor relationships and various other significant contractual arrangements Vertex Aerospace LLC – various international projects and ongoing opportunities in the UAE and wider Middle East IVG – Expo 2020 contractual arrangements Brunel Energy, DMCC, NES Global Talent, RP International FZ LLC, McGregor Boyall Associates Ltd, SSQ and Moorland Gray – various corporate, commercial and employment mandates Nalco Champion – range of corporate commercial mandates across the GCC VF Corporation, Timberland and Williamson-Dickies – commercial contracting, regulatory issues and employment mandates Oil and Gas Mandates Premier Oil Exploration and Production Limited – construction and FPSO contracts for the Sea Lion offshore development in the Falkland Islands HKN Group (a Ross Perot company) – construction and operation and maintenance matters relating to the Sarsang oil field in Kurdistan, Iraq Genel Energy plc – drilling services contracts for the Qara Dagh oil field in Kurdistan, Iraq

Our Dubai Team

Christopher R. Williams Managing Partner, Dubai | Dubai T: +971.4.350.6807 E:

Being resident in the UAE since 2008, Chris Williams uses his keen understanding of the region to guide his leadership of Bracewell’s Dubai office, as well as his own active corporate practice. Chris has particular experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, complex commercial contracts and corporate advisory work, as well as experience advising on labour and employment matters (contentious and non-contentious), and managing litigation disputes in the UAE.

Clint Steyn Partner | Dubai T: +971.4.350.6809 E:

Clint Steyn’s practice focuses on international energy projects, with particular focus on the acquisition, development and project financing of independent power projects in the Middle East and Africa regions. Clint’s experience includes advising on all aspects of power project developments, bids, acquisitions and disposals in various jurisdictions around the world. Clint’s understanding of the needs of in-house counsel is supported by his time served serving as regional general counsel for International Power plc, a major international energy company and Alcazar Energy.

Andrej Kormuth Partner | Dubai T: +971.4.350.6817 E:

Being a resident in the Middle East since 2011 (including three years in Doha), Andrej Kormuth has extensive experience guiding clients on themost innovative and significant Middle Eastern and African deals, including the latest wave of Middle Eastern power, water and waste water deals.

Tom Swarbrick Partner | Dubai T: +971.4.350.6820 E:

Tom Swarbrick is a construction lawyer advising governments, developers and lenders in relation to major power, oil and gas and other infrastructure projects. He has advised clients in relation to projects in and throughout the Middle East and Africa.

Ade Mosuro Senior Associate | Dubai T: +971.4.350.6865 E:

Ade Mosuro’s practice focuses on international energy and infrastructure, project development and project finance transactions, with a particular focus on the Middle East and Africa. He has represented various sponsors, lenders and contractors active in the power, renewables, oil and gas, transport and waste sectors. Ade has experience with combined and simple cycle power projects; solar power; wind power and non- power infrastructure such as water desalination plants.

Shayan Najib Associate | Dubai T: +971.4.350.6823 E:

Shayan Najib is an English Law qualified solicitor who advises clients on a range of commercial projects and financings. He has represented lenders and borrowers on syndicated and bilateral conventional, and Shari’a compliant and co-financings, including general lending, project finance, ECA and real estate finance. In addition, he has been involved with several prominent restructurings in the region.

Oliver Phillips Associate | Dubai T: +971.4.350.6836 E:

Oliver Phillips is a corporate lawyer with experience working across the EMEA region. He has a deep understanding of corporate transactions, with apractice that includes advisingmultinational conglomerates, private equity funds, development finance institutions and management teams on their strategic M&A (buy- side and sell-side), joint ventures and group re-organisations.

Chris Williams Recognised as a leading corporate/commercial lawyer in the most recent edition of Chambers (2019-2020) and was lauded by one source for his “practical attitude supported by a strong legal background” adding: “He is knowledgeable and methodical.” – Chambers Global (2018) “flexible, pragmatic and makes sure the client is well looked after” – Chambers Global (2016) “responsive and business savvy” – Legal 500 (2014) Clint Steyn Named as one of eight “Leading Individuals” practicing in UAE Energy & Infrastructure. – Legal 500 EMEA (2016-2017) “One of the best power and water specialists in the Gulf” – Legal 500 EMEA (2017) “Is well respected for his active power-focused practice. He is regularly sought after to advise on renewable energy projects in the region” – Chambers Global (2015) Andrej Kormuth Recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” – Legal 500 EMEA (2020) Recognised as a “Rising Star” in Project Finance – Law360 (2020) Recognised as a “Next Generation Lawyer” – Legal 500 EMEA (2017-2019) Recognised as a “Rising Star” – IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide (2018-2020) Tom Swarbrick Recognised as a “Rising Star” in Construction – Law360 (2020) Recognised as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in Construction – Legal 500 UK (2017) “[Tom] brings strong customer focus and great work ethic” – Legal 500 UK (2019) “[Tom is] a real up-and-coming star” – Legal 500 UK (2018)

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