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Afzaal Abidi
Afzaal Abidi
Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects
Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects

Afzaal Abidi

Afzaal Abidi

20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Afzaal Abidi

Experience Highlights

  • Funds managed by Apollo in the $2 billion sale by New Fortress Energy Inc. of 11 LNG infrastructure vessels to a newly formed venture owned approximately 80% by Apollo funds and 20% by NFE

  • ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. on the signed acquisition of 100% of the shares of TEPKRI Sarsang A/S, the holder of an 18% participating interest in the Sarsang Block located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, from TotalEnergies for a potential total value of $170 million

  • Uzbekistan GTL on the construction and development of a $3.6 billion gas to liquids project in the Kashkadarya Region, close to Karshi, in the Republic of Uzbekistan

  • A renewables focused infrastructure fund in relation to their investment in a major UK renewable energy developer focusing on solar projects, as well as the related commitment of capital to a shared platform for the future development and construction of solar projects

  • KKR in connection with the investment, alongside OTPP, in Caruna Oy, Finland’s largest electricity distribution company. The transaction, which represented the second deal undertaken under KKR’s core infrastructure strategy, involved the acquisition of First Sentier Investors’ 40% stake in Caruna Oy as well as the separate acquisition of OMERS’ 40% stake

  • STAR Rafineri A.Ş. a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and its sponsors in relation to its $6.3 billion oil refinery in Turkey on the Aegean Sea

  • A multinational oil and gas company in respect of its proposed equity investment in a greenfield LNG liquefaction project and related long-term LNG offtake arrangements

  • SOCAR Polymer in relation to its $800 million facilities for the production of polypropylene and high-density polyethylene in the Republic of Azerbaijan


  • BPP Law School, LPC, Distinction, 2016
  • University of Nottingham, LL.B, Honours, 2015
  • University of Kent, BA, First Class, 2013
  • England and Wales
  • “Preliminary Agreements”, Oil and Gas Sale and Purchase Agreements: SPAs for International Oil and Gas Acquisitions and Divestitures, 2nd Edition