The trainer has more than 20 years of experience working in the international project finance market as a partner in two leading international law firms. His experience covers both project and financing documentation, advising all parties to a project, including Government entities, private sponsors, contractors and public and commercial lenders.
He has been consistently recognized as a leader in his field by legal directories, including Chambers Global, PLC, Which Lawyer and Legal Experts. He has hands-on deal experience across a broad spectrum of the energy and infrastructure space, including Power (Renewables, Nuclear, Fossil Fuels,) Oil & Gas, Transport (Ports, Road, Rail), Health and Accommodation projects law.
The trainer was head of Baker McKenzie's Global Project Finance practice group for 7 years and was managing partner of Allen & Overy's Moscow office. He has also been based in New York and Brussels. He has been lead adviser and closed major projects in the Middle East, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Russia and CIS, Caribbean, Latin America, UK and Africa.
His particular focus has been the financing of international energy and infrastructure projects in developing markets, where he has worked with ECAs and MLAs, including JBIC, KEXIM, USEXIM and EBRD. He recently edited "Power Shift: The Rise of Export Credit and Development Finance in Major Projects".
The trainer is a regular speaker on project finance topics both internally within his law firm and externally at conferences and has also delivered numerous training sessions with major corporate and banking clients. He has also spoken at various conferences covering the African project finance market and can speak English, French and German.