Ali Donat

Consultant
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 5699
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 5699
Ali Donat

Ali Donat

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Biography

Ali Donat is an energy and infrastructure projects lawyer based in London. His securities experience involves representation of issuers in public and private offerings with an emphasis on Rule 144A/Regulation S placements.


Professional experience

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  • 2006 - JD, American University, Washington College of Law
  • 2002 - BA, The John Hopkins University
  • New York

Project finance

  • Trans Anatolian Pipeline Project: Representing TANAP Doğalgaz İletim A.Ş. in connection with operational, engineering, procurement and construction matters.
  • Hussein Repowering Project: Representing ACWA Power International on the development and financing of the 450 MW repowering and expansion of the Hussein Thermal Power Station in Jordan.
  • Hassyan Clean Coal Project: Representing ACWA Power International on the development and financing of the 1,200 MW Hassyan Clean Coal Project in the Emirate of Dubai.
  • Barka/Sohar IWP:  Representing the sponsors in their bid for two independent desalination plants in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • DEWA 200 MW solar park: Representing the lenders in connection with EDF Renewables' bid in the development and financing of the 200 MW solar wind park in the Emirate of Dubai.
  • Mersin Integrated Health Campus: Representing the consortium led by Dia Holding on the development and financing of the Mersin Integrated Health Campus in Mersin, Turkey.
  • Rabigh II IPP: Represented a consortium comprising ACWA Power International and Samsung C&T Corporation on the development and financing of the 2,100 MW Rabigh II Independent Power Project in Saudi Arabia.
  • Bokpoort CSP IPP: Represented the sponsors led by ACWA Power International on the development and financing of the 50 MW Bokpoort CSP IPP in South Africa (awarded "African Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International.)
  • Moatize IPP: Representing the lenders in the financing of a 300 MW mine mouth coal fired power project in Mozambique.
  • Shams Ma'an: Representing First Solar, Inc., in connection with the development of a 130 MW photovoltaic power plant in Ma'an, Jordan.
  • Sheikh Mohammed Solar Power Park: Represented First Solar, Inc., in its bid for the construction of a 10 MW photovoltaic power plant in the Emirate of Dubai.
  • Al Ghubrah IWP: Represented the consortium of Marubeni Corporation, JGC Corporation, National Power and Water Company, LLC and QEWC in its bid for the Al Ghubrah IWP in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • Barka 1 IWPP Expansion: Represented the sponsors in the development and financing of a 10 MIGD expansion of the existing desalination plant in Barka, Oman.
  • Al Qurayyah IPP: Represented a consortium led by ACWA Power International on the development and financing of the 3,927 MW Al Qurayyah Independent Power Project in Saudi Arabia (awarded 2011 "Middle East Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance magazine).
  • Shuaibah IWPP Corporate Facility: Represented Shuaibah National Company for Water and Power in connection with a medium term corporate facility.
  • Hassyan 1 IPP: Representing a consortium led by ACWA Power on its bid to finance and develop the Hassyan 1 Independent Power Project in the Emirate of Dubai.
  • Advised an international power developer in connection with the engineering, procurement and construction arrangements in the proposed acquisition of a power project in Turkey.
  • Represented the joint venture between Koç Holding A.Ş. and AES Corporation in the proposed acquisition of certain power generation assets in Turkey.
  • IPP3: Advised Hermes, KfW, KEXIM and the other lenders in respect of ACWA Power's and MAN Diesel & Turbo's bid for the 300 MW plus IPP3 power project in Jordan.
  • Sur IPP: Represented a consortium led by Mitsui on its bid to finance and develop the Sur independent power project in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • Ciner Group/Park Holding: Represented Park Holding and its affiliates in ship financings in Turkey.
  • Barka III and Sohar II IPPs: Represented a consortium led by ACWA Power International in the preparation of its bid for the Barka III and Sohar II IPPs in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • Safi IPP: Represented ACWA Power International in the preparation of its bid for the Safi IPP in Morocco.
  • PP11 IPP: Represented ACWA Power International in the preparation of its bid for the Riyadh PP11 IPP in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Rabigh IPP: Represented the consortium of ACWA Power International and KEPCO in the development and financing of the Rabigh IPP in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (awarded 2009 "Middle East Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International and Euromoney).
  • Shuweihat 2 IWPP: Represented the winning bidder on the development and financing of the Shuweihat 2 IWPP project in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Represented the lenders, lead arranger and syndication agent in the US$649.4 million acquisition refinancing of a parent-acquired portfolio of four power projects totaling 460 MW in Canada and the United States.

Corporate / securities

  • Represented a Turkish conglomerate in the potential sale of its media assets to a bidder.
  • Represented a Turkish natural resources company in connection with its initial public offering.
  • Represented Asya Katılım Bankası A.Ş. in the establishment of its level 1 ADR program.
  • Represented GLG Partners, Inc., in a US$3.4 billion deal to access public markets through a reverse acquisition with Freedom Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
  • Represented Albaraka Turk Katılım Bankası A.Ş., a Turkish participation bank, in its initial public offering. The offering was comprised of a registered offering on the Istanbul Stock Exchange and a 144A/Regulation S offering in the United States and other countries.
  • Represented Vestel White Goods, a leading Turkish manufacturer of white goods products, in connection with its initial public offering of common stock pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • Turkish