Allen & Overy

Bimal Desai

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Bimal Desai has a strong reputation acting for Islamic lenders and working on Shari'a-compliant project finance. Market commentators frequently point to his expansive practice and ability to operate fluently across both conventional and Islamic projects. He recently relocated from the firm's Dubai office to its office in Singapore.

Bimal Desai is highly respected throughout the Middle East. Market sources comment that they "can't think of anyone in the market who's more formidable - he's a very cerebral guy who comes to meetings very well prepared." He has advised on a variety of projects, including large-scale energy and infrastructure matters. He also possesses considerable experience in both conventional and Islamic financing, and is regularly mandated by ECAs. He recently relocated to the firm's Singapore office after many years based in the Middle East.

Rankings for Expertise Based Abroad

Bimal Desai is highly active in relation to Oman, and is described by impressed sources as a "key player" for Omani deals. He specialises particularly in project financing and is held in high regard by sources in many Middle Eastern jurisdictions. Recent Oman work includes advising Salalah Methanol on the refinancing and related expansion of its Luban methanol plant. He recently relocated to the firm's Singapore office after many years based in the Middle East.

Banking & Finance - United Arab Emirates
Expertise Based Abroad in United Arab Emirates

Bimal Desai is a widely recognised and highly respected partner who is best known for his work in project finance. He has recently acted on a number of high-profile deals across the region, most notably in Oman. He is particularly lauded in his focal sectors of infrastructure, petroleum and oil and gas. Sources describe him as an "amazing" practitioner. He recently relocated to the firm's Singapore office after many years based in the Middle East.