Laura Capelin focuses on asset based and project finance transactions throughout the Middle East, Europe and the United States, with particular experience in financings related to major power (including renewables) and development projects. Laura advises and negotiates a range of secured and unsecured financial transactions, including structuring and negotiating senior and subordinated debt financings, acquisition and project financings, structured financings and securitizations. Her clients include sponsors and conventional and Islamic financial institutions.
Recent Notable Matters
Alcazar Energy Partners — solar and wind projects in Jordan and Egypt
RWE Innogy — bid in respect of the Al Abdaliyah Integrated Solar Combined Cycle project in Kuwait
Lenders — support of a bidding consortium (Marubeni and Nebras) in the Fadhili Cogeneration Project in Saudi Arabia
EDF Energies Nouvelles and Nebras Power Q.S.C. — bid for the 800 MW DEWA Solar Phase III IPP of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai, UAE
RWE Innogy — advising in respect of the Sweihan 350 MW solar IPP in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Lenders — support of a bidding consortium in relation to the Umm Al Hayman wastewater project in Kuwait
Arranger — $2 billon “whole business” securitization, combined the project and property financing techniques, of the residential and tourism development of Blue City in Oman
Major Islamic financial Institution — provision of an Islamic financing facility to an Emirate government, as lender
Members of the Qatari royal family — various Islamic financings secured by real estate located in the U.K.
Sponsor — $1 billon “whole business” securitization of an Irish issuer, collateralized with life settlement policies and SPV interests