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Alistair Wishart
Alistair Wishart
Counsel — Energy Transactions & Projects
Counsel — Energy Transactions & Projects

Alistair Wishart

Alistair Wishart
London

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

Alistair Wishart

Alistair advises on downstream oil & gas, petrochemicals, power, water, transport, and other infrastructure projects in Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, and Africa for sponsors, lenders, and host governments. Alistair has been ranked in the Chambers UK Guide for 2014 to 2017 for Projects. The following is a list of representative matters in which Alistair has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Uzbekistan GTL on the construction, development and financing of a $3.6 billion gas to liquids project in the Kashkadarya Region, close to Karshi, in the Republic of Uzbekistan. This project is financed by or under the cover of several export credit agencies, development banks and commercial banks, including China Development Bank, KEXIM, KSure, EXIAR and Gazprombank

  • The majority shareholder in relation to a concession to build, operate and manage a new international airport in Taif, Saudi Arabia  

  • SOCAR GPC on its proposed multibillion dollar development and financing of a gas processing plant and petrochemicals facility in Azerbaijan

  • The concessionaire in relation to concessions to build, operate and manage private aviation terminals in Jeddah airport, Riyadh airport and Dammam airport in Saudi Arabia 

  • STAR Rafineri A.Ş. a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and its sponsors on the development and financing of a $6 billion greenfield oil refinery in Turkey on the Aegean Sea. This is the largest project financing in Turkey and involves the largest and most diverse group of ECAs for any multi-source financing in Turkey to date. The STAR project sets new benchmarks for project financings in Turkey in terms of amount and tenor of facilities. The Project won 10 awards including Infrastructure Journal’s “European Oil and Gas Deal of the Year 2014”

  • A joint venture among Korean Gas Corp (KOGAS), Lotte Chemical, STX Energy, and Uzbekneftegas, on the development of the approximately $4 billion Surgil upstream gas and petrochemicals project and the Asian Development Bank, KEXIM, and KSure-led financing thereof; Project Finance International’s “Petrochemical Deal of the Year 2012”, Infrastructure Journal’s “Oil and Gas Deal of the Year 2013”, The American Lawyer’s “Global Finance Deal of the Year: Project Finance (Asia) 2014”, and the largest project financing in Central Asia

  • EuroChem in connection with the development and financing of a 2,700-metric-tons-per-day ammonia plant, and all related infrastructure, in the Russian Federation

  • SOCAR Polymer on the approximately $800 million development and  financing of facilities for the production of polypropylene and high-density polyethylene in the Republic of Azerbaijan

  • Negotiated the joint venture arrangements and a detailed subcontract between two contractors in relation to the construction of a railway line in Tanzania 

  • The contractor in relation to the engineering, procurement and construction of a railway and associated coal port facility in Mozambique

  • A Turkey-based petrochemical company in connection with the construction, financing, and operation of a container port on the Aegean coast of Turkey

  • Advising the sponsors in relation to the development of LNG terminals in Western Europe and West Africa

  • Advising on the successful tender for, and ongoing development of, a multi-billion dollar project for the development of a world-scale ethane cracker and associated derivatives units in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar

Credentials

  • University of Otago, LL.B., 1999
  • University of Otago, B.A. with Honours, 2000
  • Chambers UK, (“…excellent commercial awareness, effectiveness and client service.”), 2017
  • Legal 500: UK, Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, 2015
  • Chambers UK, Projects, 2014 to 2017
  • Selected to the London Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2015
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2007
  • New Zealand