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Projects & Energy

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What the team is known for

White & Case is known for its pre-eminent oil and gas practice, advising on the full scope of petrochemical projects, including acting as counsel on the region's larger project financing agreements. It also has an accomplished wider project finance department, undertaking financing and refinancing projects across several major sectors, for both lenders and borrowers. Its lawyers possess strong experience working with various governments and government entities, including major state-owned energy companies. The firm has notable experience regarding projects located in Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Strengths

One highly impressed client stated: "Their projects team is simply the best in class. The team’s commercial and legal acumen puts them among the elite."

Another source found White & Case to be "totally committed to delivering for the client, with high-quality advice and a motivated team that has strength in depth."

Notable practitioners

Michael Watson is an experienced lawyer with robust experience across project development mandates, typically in relation to infrastructure and energy projects. He is regularly engaged by sponsors and lenders, often working on matters involving cross-border elements. He is based in London.
"It is Michael's ability to translate his downstream understanding into legal principles that really separates him from his peers."

Philip Stopford is a London-based lawyer with an exceptional depth of expertise in the full gamut of projects transactions. He has significant experience of financings across sectors including oil and gas and infrastructure. He is also noted for his knowledge of the Egyptian market as well as his extensive cross-border work.

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Projects & Energy

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16th Floor, C1 Tower

Six Towers Complex

Bainuna Street

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

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


Michael Watson
Band 3
Philip Stopford
Band 2