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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 convention, 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.

Experience

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 — advised the sponsors with respect to their bid for the four REPDO Round 2 2.4 GW solar PV IPPs in Saudi Arabia

Sponsors — advised the sponsors with respect to their bid for the Al Wakra & Wukair ISTP in Qatar

Sponsors — advised the sponsors with respect to their bid for the Facility E 2.3 GW and 100 MIGD IWPP in Qatar

Large national oil company — represented a large national oil company in relation to its ECA financing (K-EXIM and K-Sure)*

International power company — represented an international power company with respect to its IPO, including drafting of the prospectus and reviewing the power and water asset portfolio of the company*

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

Financiers — represented the financiers in connection with an up to US$330 million syndicated financing for the construction of vessels, guaranteed by Turkish corporate guarantors*

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

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

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

Financiers — represented the financiers in connection with an up to US$250 million syndicated financing for a powership operating in Indonesia*

Mitsui — advised Mitsui in connection with its US$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 — advised several syndicates of local, regional and international banks on term and revolving credit facilities to a number of large GCC corporates and the refinancing and restructuring of those facilities*

Singaporean bank — advised several syndicates of local, regional and international banks on term and revolving credit facilities to a number of large GCC corporates and the refinancing and restructuring of those facilities*

Lenders — advised the lenders on the UAE aspect of a debt restructuring for a Nigerian company*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

Credentials

Education

University of Edinburgh,
L.L.B.
2015
University of Calgary,
B.A.
2013

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales