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Farah Paliwala

Farah Paliwala Counsel, Finance

Farah’s practice focuses on commercial lending and corporate finance transactions in the energy sector. She represents arrangers, lenders, private equity funds, and corporate borrowers in a wide variety of domestic, cross-border, and international loan transactions, including asset-based finance, oil and gas finance, syndicated finance, and mezzanine finance.

Experience Highlights

  • Enbridge, Inc. in a $2.3 billion project financing of the Southern Lights Project, a diluent pipeline system between Canada and the U.S.
  • Administrative agent in a $275 million asset-based revolving credit facility to a janitorial supply distributor
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a $1.2 billion revolving credit facility to Regency Energy Partners
  • Administrative agent in a $850 million reserve-based credit facility to oil and gas funds
  • White Deer Energy in the $70 million acquisition of a controlling interest in Sharewell LP, a company that provides directional services and equipment to the oil and gas industry
  • A U.S. hedge fund lender in a secured cross-border loan transaction for UK borrowers that were to build and operate LNG terminal and storage facilities in the UK

Asset-Based Lending

  • Bank of America, N.A., as  administrative agent, in a $900 million asset-based revolving credit facility  to a refinery
  • Administrative agent in a $220 million cross-border asset-based revolving credit facility for a forklift manufacturer
  • Administrative agent in a $150 million cross-border revolving credit facility to a global pipeline contractor and its numerous U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries

Oil & Gas Finance

  • Administrative Agent in a $300 million revolving credit facility to a midstream pipeline company 
  • Administrative Agent in a $250 million revolving credit facility to a master limited partnership formed to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream energy assets 


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.3556
F +1.713.615.5556
fpaliwala@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
Local time: 8:23 AM
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Farah's Practices

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2006 (Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Human Rights Journal, Volume 19)
  • The University of Houston, B.A., Political Science, 2002
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
    • Member: Houston Bar Association