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About Shayan

Shayan Najib is an English Law qualified solicitor who advises clients on a range of commercial projects and financings. He has represented lenders and borrowers on syndicated and bilateral conventional, and Shari’a compliant co-financings, including general lending, project finance, ECA and real estate finance. In addition, he has been involved with several prominent restructurings in the region.

Having lived in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Shayan understands the complexities associated with multi-jurisdictional transactions and engaging with global stakeholders. Shayan was honoured as Most Promising Newcomer at the 2021 Middle East Legal Awards.

Tom Swarbrick, Shayan Najib care about personal relationships and are always available. When working with this practice it feels like we are part of the same team.
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022


Recent Notable Matters

Al Ansar Hospital PPP — advising lenders to a consortium of Tamasuk and Alghanim in relation to the development of the Al Ansar Hospital PPP in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Neom Residential Communities, Wave 1 — advising lenders to the Nesma-led consortium regarding its successful tender for and winning of three out of the six construction villages at NEOM

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures — limited recourse project financing of the 34 MW Contego and 99 MW Clay Tye battery energy storage projects in the United Kingdom

Tamm Investments LLC — acquisition of Saudi fast-food chain Kudu Food and Catering Co., including advice on the successful Saudi competition filing in connection with the transaction

e& Group (formerly Etisalat) — acquisition of Smartworld from Dubai Aviation City Corporation

Eni S.p.A. — £140 million acquisition of a 20 percent interest in the Dogger Bank (C) 1.2 GW offshore wind farm project from Equinor and SSE

Sherabad 1 Scaling Solar IPP in Uzbekistan (tendered by ADB) — major Chinese conglomerate with respect to its bid for this 200 MW solar PV IPP

Samarkand and Jizzakh Scaling Solar IPPs in Uzbekistan (tendered by IFC) — major Chinese conglomerate with respect to its bid for the 180-220 MW solar PV IPP in Samarkand and 200-220 MW solar PV IPP in Jizzakh

REPDO 2 Category B 1.4 GW solar PV IPPs — Marubeni Corporation and Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company consortium as the winning bidder for the Rabigh 300 MW solar PV IPP, tendered under the second round of the Saudi Arabian National Renewable Energy Program

Al Kharsaah IPP — Marubeni Corporation and Total regarding the development, implementation and financing of the 800.15 MW Al Kharsaah Solar PV Independent Power Project in Qatar

Saudi Arabian industrial conglomerate — acquisition of an interest in a power generation and water desalination plant in Saudi Arabia with an asset valuation of approximately $1.8 billion

Seller — M&A relating to the purchase of a regional training academy by a Swiss-based company

Purchaser — M&A relating to the purchase of shares in three GCC entities

Sponsors — bid for the four REPDO Round 2 2.4 GW solar PV IPPs in Saudi Arabia

Sponsors — bid for the Al Wakra & Wukair ISTP in Qatar

Sponsors — bid for the Facility E 2.3 GW and 100 MIGD IWPP in Qatar

Large national oil company — ECA financing (K-EXIM and K-Sure)*

International power company — IPO, including drafting of the prospectus and reviewing the power and water asset portfolio of the company*

Borrower — buyer’s credit loan facility for the purposes of purchasing a set of power generation equipment (with a JBIC tranche)*

Financiers — $330 million syndicated financing for the construction of vessels, guaranteed by Turkish corporate guarantors*

Large UAE-based telecommunications company — inaugural secured syndicated facilities, consisting of a conventional and murabaha facility, and the refinancing of those facilities*

Lenders — financing for the development of a mall in Abu Dhabi*

International banks — refinancing of the term and revolving credit facilities to a global corporate and its subsidiaries providing marine logistics and transportation services*

Financiers —  up to $250 million syndicated financing for a powership operating in Indonesia*

Mitsui — $265 million investment in the ETC Group, one of Africa’s largest agricultural conglomerates, with operations in Mozambique*

Syndicates of local, regional and international banks — term and revolving credit facilities to a number of large GCC corporates and the refinancing and restructuring of those facilities*

Several syndicates of Singaporean banks, regional and national banks — term and revolving credit facilities to a number of large GCC corporates and the refinancing and restructuring of those facilities*

Lenders — UAE aspect of a debt restructuring for a Nigerian company*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



University of Edinburgh,
University of Calgary,

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales



The Middle East Legal Awards 2021: Who Won What and Why

Consumer Contracts Q&A: United Arab Emirates

Supply of Goods Q&A: United Arab Emirates




Past Events

Dubai Week

May 17, 2022 - May 19, 2022