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Allen & Overy LLP
11th Floor, Burj Daman Building
Al Sa’ada Street
Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai
PO Box 506678
United Arab Emirates

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  Bimal Desai

Partner

Dubai

Bimal has international experience on a wide range of project and other forms of structured finance, including project transactions in the Middle East, Africa and Asia in the petrochemicals, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors. He has also acted for Islamic lenders and multilateral agencies and has considerable experience of Export Credit Agency-led project financings.

“Dubai-based Bimal Desai has an outstanding project and structured finance practice, and is recognised for his work on downstream oil and gas projects, such as the Sohar Refinery project. Sources describe him as ‘a strong individual who can combine legal and financial issues’, noting that he ‘has a huge depth of experience in Middle East project finance’.” Chambers Global 2015 (Middle East Projects & Energy)

“Sources are enthusiastic in their praise of Bimal Desai, describing him as “very prompt, thorough and an excellent negotiator.” He is particularly active on project finance deals with an Islamic component.” Chambers Global 2015 (Middle East, Islamic Finance)

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1991
Academic qualifications
LLB, University of Bristol, 1987
LLM, University of Cambridge, 1988
LLM University of Cambridge 1988

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1991

Academic qualifications

LLB, University of Bristol, 1987

LLM, University of Cambridge, 1988

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