Rizwan Kanji

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... behalf of Tilal Development Company, a leading Omani real estate developer ... sukuk issuance by the Africa Finance Corporation, a multilateral development ... Advises on debt capital markets and securities issuances, structured finance and other transactional matters. Widely recognized as a leading lawyer within the realm of Islamic finance. Has developed a reputation for advising on “first of its kind” transactions. Rizwan Kanji’s practice focuses on debt capital markets, finance and securitizations using both conventional and Islamic finance structures. Debt Capital Markets and Securities Represented EmiratesNBD and Maisarah Islamic Banking as joint lead managers in connection with a tender and exchange offer for OMR50 million trust certificates due 2018, listed on the Muscat Stock Exchange and issued on behalf of Tilal Development Company, a leading Omani real estate developer and mall operator (Tilal) (existing sukuk). The transaction also involved the issuance of $137 million 6.50 percent trust certificates due 2023 on behalf of Tilal (new sukuk), listed on the unregulated market of Euronext Dublin. This transaction is the first exchange and tender offer out of Oman, and was selected as “Deal of the Year – Oman” and received honorable mentions for “Deal of the Year” and “Restructuring Deal of the Year” by Islamic Finance News.* Advised The Bank of New York Mellon, London Branch in connection with the issuance of 6.50 percent fixed rate senior partially guaranteed by the World Bank, through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, notes due 2028, issued by the Republic of Seychelles. The issuance is the world’s first ever “blue bond,” the proceeds of which will be used to fund grants for fisheries management and as loans to encourage investment in sustainable fishing.*




Julian Nichol

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Julian has particular experience in complex development finance institution ... the International Finance Corporation (IFC), African Development Bank (AfDB), ... Works with clients across the U.K., Europe, Middle East and emerging markets: Developing, financing, acquiring and disposing of renewable and conventional power generation projects. Developing, financing, acquiring and disposing of power transmission, distribution and storage projects. Developing, farming in/out of, and disposing of upstream oil and gas projects. Over the past 25 years, Julian Nichol has worked on more than 35 power generation projects encompassing fossil fuel, hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, waste-to-energy and biomass technologies. He also advises clients on power transmission and distribution projects as well as energy storage and upstream oil and gas projects. Julian has particular experience in complex development finance institution (DFI)-funded energy projects and has worked on projects involving the International Finance Corporation (IFC), African Development Bank (AfDB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Proparco, Development Bank of the Central African States (BDEAC), Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO), German Development Finance Institution (DEG), Swedfund and Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), among others. Julian’s recent work includes: Advising VPI Holding on its acquisition of four U.K. gas-fired combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations from Drax. Advising a fund on bids for corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the U.K.









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