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  Sami Mir

Partner

Washington, D.C.

Sami is a partner in the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group and ECA Group and serves as the Firm's relationship partner for a number of DFIs, including IFC, IDB Invest and IDB Group, OPIC, U.S. Exim Bank, NADB and EDC. Sami's practice is predominantly focused on advising lenders (including ECAs, MLAs, other official credit agencies and commercial lenders) and sponsors on project finance and PPP transactions, as well as equity and fund investments, in Latin America and emerging markets around the world. He is a native English speaker and is fluent in Spanish.

Sami is ranked Band 4 for Projects by Chambers Latin America 2019 and as an “Up and Coming” lawyer in 2015 and 2016. Legal 500 has noted him as “an up and coming name amongst lending agencies.” In addition, Sami was named a 2016 Law360 “Rising Star,” which recognized his work as a top project finance attorney under the age of 40.

Chambers Latin America states that “Clients are impressed by the 'outstanding advice' they receive from [Sami Mir]…his technical knowledge is such that 'he asks questions that not even the internal engineers think of.’” The publication also notes that “He is fantastic in negotiations, understanding the lenders’ point of view and defining the relevant issues.”

Chambers Latin America states ""He's an absolutely superb lawyer; he's very, very zealous in supporting his client and highly effective, as well as being hard-working and a good negotiator."

Chambers Latin America (Projects) 2017 says, "Sami Mir is described by clients as an 'amazing negotiator,' and they also say 'he impresses everybody.'" Legal500 (Projects and Energy) 2016 states that, "New York partner Sami Mir is 'extremely knowledgeable and has a very structured thought process' and is 'outstanding in explaining difficult items in a simplified way.' For one client he is 'by far the best lawyer' in project finance.'"

Professional qualifications

Admitted: Bar of the State of Washington D.C., 2018

Admitted: Bar of the District of Columbia, 2018

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2004

Academic qualifications

J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2003

B.A., cum laude, New York University, 2000

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