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About Laura

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.     

Experience

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

Credentials

Education

Oxford Institute of Legal Practice,
L.P.C.
2006
Oxford University, Hertford College,
B.A., English Law and German Law
2005
with honours

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
New York

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