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About Luka

Luka Pavlovic is a transactional energy lawyer whose practice focuses on energy finance, as well as general corporate and commercial matters in the energy sector. He has advised borrowers and lenders on a wide range of transactions, including reserve based lending, syndicated lending and project finance, in particular in emerging markets.                                                


Recent Notable Matters

BNP Paribas and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development — up to $80 million reserve based financing for Merlon Petroleum’s Egyptian assets

Société Générale, BNP Paribas and Banca IMI — up to $100 million secured borrowing base facility to Irminio S.r.l. in relation to its Italian petroleum assets

Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan — development of the Kashagan oil field, the largest discovered, undeveloped oil field in the world

Project sponsors — financing, security and project documentation in respect of a 55 MW solar PV project to be based in Jordan, involving a combination of commercial and ECA lenders

Etablissements Maurel & Prom SA — up to $650 million revolving credit facility arranged by BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Natixis and Standard Chartered Bank

San Leon Energy plc — farm-out of 60 percent interest in various on-shore oil and gas licenses in Poland to Palomar Natural Resources

IFC and other lenders — financing of Phase 3 of the Azito thermal plant in Ivory Coast

Barclays — as arranger in relation to the financing of seven district hospitals in Ghana

Arranger — borrowing base facility for an oil product trading company involving the jurisdictions of Benin, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone

Arranger — COFACE-covered facility for a cement plant in Brazil

PROPARCO, FMO and DEG — financing of the construction and operation of a wind farm in Uruguay

Lenders — financing of the Gebze-Izmir motorway in Turkey

ECAs — financing of a road tunnel under the Bosphorus

Trafigura — $1.5 billion prepayment facilities agreement to fund deliveries of oil

Russian and foreign banks — various real estate financings in Russia

Dubai World, subsidiary Drydocks World — pioneering $2.2 billion court-led restructuring



College of Law, London,
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School, London,
Graduate Diploma in Law
University of Oxford, Exeter College,
with honours

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales