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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 and 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.


Recent Notable Matters

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 gigawatt 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