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Sami Mir

Partner

Washington, D.C.

Mir Sami
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.

Sami's experience includes advising:

  • The Senior Lenders (including IFC, EBRD, JBIC, UKEF, Bpifrance, EXIAR, Finnvera, Mizuho, HSBC and ING) on the USD 5bn project financing of a constellation of 882 satellites and associated infrastructure and ground facilities for OneWeb.
  • IDB Invest on the refinancing of two existing construction loans, the proceeds of which are used to develop, build and initiate operations of two solar PV projects in Uruguay, El Naranjal (57.5MWp) and Del Litoral (17.0MWp), including advising on the senior and subordinated A/B loan tranches and the issuance of senior and subordinated B-bonds to finance the participation by investors in such loans. This project was named “Latin America Structured Bond Deal of the Year” by GFC Media.
  • IFC’s PPP Advisory Team in connection with advice to Proinversion in structuring, procuring and executing a public-private-partnership for Lima Water Supply Project “Obras de Cabecera”.
  • China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd in connection with the Primera Línea del Metro de Bogotá – Tramo I PPP project.
  • IFC, EDC, IDB Invest, SACE, BNDES, Bancomext and NAFIN on the USD4.5bn financing of the Etileno XXI petrochemical project in Mexico sponsored by Braskem S.A. and Grupo Idesa. This project was named “Latin American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year 2012” by Project Finance Magazine, “Project Finance Deal of the Year 2012” by Latin Lawyer, “Americas Petrochemical Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International, “Americas Deal of the Year 2012” by Trade Finance Magazine and “Best Deal 2012” by GTR Leaders in Trade.
  • IDB Invest and other senior lenders on the senior secured financing for the construction, operation and maintenance of four wind farms of a total installed capacity of 185MW in Argentina under its RenovAr Program sponsored by Envision Energy (Jiangsu) CO., LTD. 

News & insights

Publications: 04 DECEMBER 2019

IT and operational failures: financial services in the spotlight

There is unprecedented demand for and use of technology in the financial services sector.  However, greater reliance on technology brings with it increased levels of risk.  In particular, IT incidents and even brief disruptions to digital services may have a significant impact on clients and the markets.

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Closing team

News: 26 NOVEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy leads US$200 million green loan financing for IEnova in Mexico

Allen & Overy announced its role advising the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and North American Development Bank (NADB) on their US$200 million in green loans to Energética Nova S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova), a leading energy company in Mexico, to fund four solar power plants across the country with a total capacity of 376MW.  

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News: 23 OCTOBER 2019

A&O advises APCA Transmimetro Consortium in successful bid for Bogotá Metro project

Allen & Overy advised the APCA Transmimetro consortium, comprised of China Harbour Engineering Company and Xi’An Metro Company, in their successful bid for the Bogotá Metro project. Over the course of the next 20 years, this project will establish the first sophisticated metro system in Bogotá stretching from Bosa to Chapinero, catering to more than one million passengers per day.

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News: 04 OCTOBER 2019

Allen & Overy recognized at the 2019 LatinFinance Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards

The firm was awarded Port Financing of the Year and Infrastructure Loan of the Year.

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Office

Washington, D.C.

Allen & Overy LLP
1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
20005

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the District of Columbia, 2018

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2004

Academic

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

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