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Covington & Burling LLP

Projects & Energy

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What the team is known for

Respected US firm which continues to cement its place in the Middle East projects space following the opening of its Dubai office in 2017. Noted for its expertise in energy projects and PPPs, and well versed in numerous forms of project financings, including matters undertaken on a build-operate-transfer basis.

Strengths

Sources enthuse that "Covington & Burling is not just a law firm, rather a trusted and strategic adviser to its clients."

Clients refer to the group as a "business-oriented law firm," describing it as "flexible when needed."

Notable practitioners

Agnieszka Klich has a wealth of knowledge in project financings and is active in the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. She splits her time between London and Johannesburg. Clients compliment her for being "highly responsive, with quick turnaround times," mentioning further that she has "deep knowledge of financing structures."

Marc Norman is an increasingly prominent lawyer who is described by clients as an "exceptional attorney" who can "explain his points in language that non-lawyers can understand." He is based in Dubai and acts on energy projects in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Richard Keenan divides his practice between Johannesburg and Dubai, and advises clients on the contractual and financing aspects of projects. He works extensively on a number of matters, including water and power projects. Interviewees say he is "exceptional when it comes to navigating complex and highly structured transactions."

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Projects & Energy

Covington & Burling LLP

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Location

Office No. 703, Level 7

Gate Precinct Building 3

Dubai International Financial Centre

P.O. Box: 507082, Dubai, UAE

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Middle East-wide

Projects & Energy


Agnieszka Klich
Band 2
Marc Norman
Up and Coming
Richard Keenan
Band 3