Seyavash Rahnema

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright (Middle East) LLP

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
T:+971 4 369 6319
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
T:+971 4 369 6319
Seyavash Rahnema

Seyavash Rahnema

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Biography

Seya Rahnema is a banking and finance lawyer based in Dubai. He advises lenders, arrangers and agents on bilateral and syndicated facilities structured on a conventional or Islamic compliant basis. He has also acted for a wide range of lenders and sponsors on project finance transactions in multiple jurisdictions, with a primary focus on the emerging markets.


Professional experience

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  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Acting for the largest real estate developer in the region on a complex non-recourse multibillion dollar murabaha facility to finance the partial acquisition of a luxury residential development in the UAE.
  • Acting for a regional investment bank and a group of syndicated lenders in a USD 55 million conventional financing transaction relating to the acquisition of offshore oil rigs by an Egyptian energy company.
  • Acting for the largest regional bank by assets on a multi-tranche Sharia compliant facility (ijara, forward ijara and murabaha) to one of the largest family owned conglomerates in Sharjah, UAE, for share acquisition, development finance and their general corporate purposes.
  • Acting for a member of the World Bank Group in a USD 350 million conventional financing transaction relating to the design, construction and operation of a multi-purpose port terminal for handling and storage of dry bulk cargo in Pakistan.
  • Advising a global food delivery provider on a mudaraba financing facility and drafting the relevant documentation as part of the company's regional corporate restructuring process.
  • Acting for a global producer of flavoured tobacco on a USD 420 million acquisition finance facility on a conventional basis funded by a syndicated group of international banks.
  • Acting for the London office of a global sharia focused financial institution on a USD50 million syndicated Islamic murabaha facility to refinance an existing facility for the acquisition of properties in Canterbury, UK.
  • Advising a global financial institution on a USD 50 million bilateral commodity murabaha facility provided to a Turkish household brand as the borrower.
  • Acting for a global financial institution on a USD 250 million syndicated Islamic murabaha facility provided to a real estate developer based in Qatar 
  • Acting for the London office of a global sharia focused financial institution on a large syndicated Islamic murabaha facility to refinance an existing facility for the acquisition of properties in southeast England, UK.
  • Successfully representing a global Japanese conglomorate in a bid to develop, finance, design, engineer and procure a 280MW integrated solar combined cycle power project in Kuwait.
  • Advising a regional investment bank and a group of syndicated lenders in a USD 55 million conventional financing transaction relating to the acquisition of offshore oil rigs by an Egyptian energy company.
  • Acting  for a group of investors on a 50MW coal fired power plant in Sierra Leone.
  • English
  • Farsi