Dominic heads the firm's English law Banking and Finance Practice in London, with a particular focus on project and leveraged acquisition financings. Dominic has advised senior and mezzanine lenders, multilateral institutions, alternative credit providers, sponsors and borrowers on a wide range of domestic UK and cross-border international energy and infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on Africa. Dominic also advises on other real-asset and corporate acquisition financings, and has significant experience of structuring sharia-compliant financing solutions.

Representative Engagements

  • Advising an international financial guarantor providing credit support for various projects in Gabon

  • Advised ENEO (previously SONEL) in respect of the project financing for its electricity concession in Cameroon

  • Advised Jefferies in respect of the project financing made available by senior lenders in connection with the leveraged acquisition of Equinox’s UK solar portfolio by United Photovoltaics Group Limited

  • Advised Bioenergy Infrastructure Holdings as issuer in respect of its senior note purchase facilities arranged by EIG Partners for the purchase and project financing of various UK bioenergy projects

  • Advised Borealis AG and Nova Chemicals Corporation in the negotiation of definitive agreements with Total S.A. to form a projects JV in petrochemicals on the U.S. Gulf Coast

  • Advised Verod Capital Growth Fund II LP and Verod Capital Growth II A LP in respect of their capital call facilities provided by Investec Bank, and their subsequent investments in Nigeria 

  • Advised Canal+ in relation to its debt and equity investment in iRoko Partners Ltd (Nigeria)

  • Advised Calvert Foundation in respect of credit facilities made available to the Medical Credit Fund for healthcare projects in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Advised Azito Energie, Globeleq and IPS in respect of "Phase 3" of the Azito project in Cote d'Ivoire 

  • Advised Marathon Petroleum Corp in respect of its acquisition of BP’s Texas City, Texas refinery

  • Advised Wafra Partners as lender in respect of sharia-compliant structures for funding various energy and related maritime assets

  • Advised RoundShield as lender in respect of its direct lending for and equity investment in multiple real-asset transactions across Europe

  • Advised EDF in respect of its joint investment with ENI in the Subbotina-Pry Kerch hydrocarbon exploration and development projects in relation to the Black Sea's Shallow Shelf in the Ukraine

  • Advised CIMB in respect of acquisition facilities made available to Petronas Energy Trading Limited to finance its acquisition of a minority shareholding in Baglan power station in Wales

  • Advised on a number of landmark real estate projects in London that have been financed (directly or indirectly) on a sharia-compliant basis

Dominic has participated in recent panel discussions at Bonds, Loans & Sukuk conferences in Cape Town (March 2017) and Lagos (November 2017) in relation to direct lending opportunities and renewables financing in sub-Saharan Africa

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