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White & Case LLP

Projects & Energy

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Middle East-wideGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

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. Also has an accomplished wider project finance department, undertaking financing and refinancing projects across several major sectors, for both lenders and borrowers. Possesses strong experience working with various governments and government entities, including major state-owned energy companies. Has notable experience regarding projects located in Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Strengths

Clients value the team for being "reachable and forthcoming."

Commentators further describe the firm as having a "good set of lawyers with multidimensional expertise and experience."

Notable practitioners

Michael Watson is a consummate professional with robust experience across project development mandates, typically involving 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.

Philip Stopford is a London-based practitioner with 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 noted for his knowledge of the Egyptian market as well as his extensive cross-border work.

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Projects & Energy Department

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16th Floor, C1 Tower

Six Towers Complex

Bainuna Street

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

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Middle East-wide

Projects & Energy


Michael Watson
Band 3
Philip Stopford
Band 2