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About Benjamin

Ben advises lenders and sponsors on the development and financing of cross-border projects across a wide range of sectors. He has significant experience advising on multi-sourced project financings involving export credit agencies, multilaterals and development finance institutions. Ben has acted on numerous oil and gas, power and infrastructure projects in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank — as agent to the lenders in the $2.44 billion letter of credit facility and approximately $544 million in funded debt for McDermott International in the successfully completed emergence from bankruptcy  

Crédit Agricole — $2.8 billion financing facility in prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction for McDermott International, as agent to revolving debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders

Crédit Agricole — $1.7 billion new financing for McDermott International which includes immediate access to $650 million of financing comprised of $550 million under a term loan credit facility and $100 million under a letter of credit facility, as lead arranger and revolving administrative agent

REPDO Round 2 IPPs — advising Marubeni Corporation and Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company, as the shortlisted bidder, with respect to the development and implementation of Rabigh 300 MW PV Solar Independent Power Project in Saudi Arabia

Masrik-1 solar project — representing FRV on the project finance aspects of a 55 MW solar project in Armenia

Facility E IWPP — representing the Marubeni and Kyushu Electric consortium in connection with its bid for an integrated water & power plant in Qatar

Benban Solar Park — represented Alcazar Energy Partners on the project finance aspects of its four 50 MW solar projects (AEES1, Delta, Aten and Horus projects) in Round 2 of Egypt's renewable feed-in tariff programme

Premier Oil Sea Lion Development — representing Premier Oil and its joint venture partners in connection with the proposed project financing of the Sea Lion offshore oil field development in the North Falkland basin

New Age Etinde Project — representing New Age (as operator) in connection with the development and proposed project financing of the Etinde gas export project in Cameroon

Impact Oil & Gas Ltd — financing arrangements for the acquisition of an interest by Main Street 1549 Proprietary Limited (a Black Economic Empowerment company) in the Exploration Right for Block 11B/12B (offshore South Africa) and the first exploration well to be drilled on the block, and the associated $35M equity placing, as lender

Seabras 1 — representing the project company on its $500 million BpiFrance supported financing of a subsea fibre optic cable system between the commercial and financial centers of Brazil (Sao Paolo) and the US (NY)

Delek Energy L.P. — $1.75 billion financing for the development of the Leviathan Field, offshore Israel

Amni International Petroleum Development Company Limited — refinancing of the $270 million facility which has been refinanced by Afrexim Bank and Shell Western to finance the development of OMLs 112 and 117 in Nigeria’s Delta region secured against its Nigerian oil assets

Credentials

Education

The College of Law, Chester,
LPC, GDL
2013
University of Edinburgh,
MA (Hons) History
2009

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

News

Insights

Insights

Growing Complexity of ECA Financing

April 25, 2019
Project Finance International

Noteworthy