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Allen & Overy LLP
5th Floor
Al Mamoura Building B
Muroor Road
Abu Dhabi
P.O. Box 7907
United Arab Emirates

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  Shaun J. Beaton


Abu Dhabi

Shaun specialises in energy and infrastructure project development, construction and finance, and has represented developers, contractors, sponsors and lenders in relation to more than 60 power projects in Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Shaun specialises in commercial agreements, such as power purchase, fuel supply, construction, O&M, etc. He is also a professional engineer, and prior to practicing law managed energy and infrastructure project development and construction for more than a decade. Shaun is ranked Band 3 by Chambers & Partners and noted as a "rising star" in the IFLR1000 directory of project finance lawyers.

Sources highlight Shaun Beaton's technical expertise in energy matters. He qualified as an engineer before being admitted to the New York Bar, giving him a distinct advantage in technically complex work. Interviewees describe him as "capable, committed and pleasant …" CHAMBERS 2013

… an excellent combination of legal and engineering background … LEGAL 500

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, New York, 2002

Academic qualifications

Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada, 2001

Recipient, UBC Law David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing, 2001

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Technical University of Nova Scotia Halifax Canada, 1989

Published work

Impact of Fuel Subsidies on IPP Project Financing, Infrastructure Journal, September 2007

Multi-Party Arbitration in Project Disputes, International Financial Law Review, February 2007

Wind Project Operation and Maintenance Costs – Hidden Risks? Project Finance Magazine, September 2005

Wind Project Performance Verification, Project Finance Magazine, May 2005

Dispute Resolution Boards in Power Project Development, Infrastructure Journal, December 2002

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