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Bader Thabti
Bader Thabti
Counsel — Energy Transactions & Projects
Counsel — Energy Transactions & Projects

Bader Thabti

Bader Thabti

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

Bader Thabti

Experience Highlights

  • A leading infrastructure credit fund and its co-investors on a US$230 million holdco facility made available to a consortium in connection with an FPSO project in Brazil

  • A global energy investment fund on the refinancing of US$11.5bn bridge facility with long term debt facilities, a bond issuance and Islamic facilities incurred by the fund in connection with its acquisition of a 49% interest in a gas pipeline subsidiary of a state-owned middle east oil and gas company

  • The global coordinators, bookrunners and managers on a first-of-a-kind US$1.5 billion project sukuk issuance by a private equity backed entity and a US$3 billion GMTN programme by a BidCo as part of the refinancing of the bridge facility entered into in connection with its acquisition of a 49% interest in a midstream subsidiary of a state-owned middle east oil and gas company

  • A consortium led by Apollo Global Management Inc. and its subsidiaries in connection with the long-term strategic investment entered into with The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for an underlying real estate portfolio valued at $5.5 billion

  • The bondholders on the refinancing of the bridge facility in connection with a global investment firm’s acquisition of a 49% interest in a subsidiary of a state-owned middle east oil and gas company

  • The ECAs and lenders to a major Indian conglomerate on the 4 telecoms financings

  • A leading Indian conglomerate on the acquisition and green financing of a solar manufacturing company based in Norway and Singapore

  • The sponsor and project company on a proposed 6 MTP green integrated steel plant in Abu Dhabi

  • A French multinational integrated energy company on the project development and financing of an LNG bunkering project in Oman

  • A middle eastern bank and other financial institutions on a multi-billion dollar restructuring of a healthcare group pursuant to a first-of-a- kind deed of company arrangement under the Abu Dhabi Global Markets insolvency regulations

  • A sovereign wealth fund, a Japanese bank, the commercial lenders and the Islamic participants on a multi-billion-dollar refinery and petrochemical project in Saudi Arabia

  • The lenders (including 6 ECAs, a sovereign wealth fund and Islamic finance institutions) on the restructuring and debt re-profiling of the US$12.5bn integrated petrochemical complex in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • The lenders (including ECAs and Islamic finance institutions) in connection with the approximately $12.5 billion financing for the Sadara integrated petrochemicals complex in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Advising multilateral financial institution, ECAs and commercial banks on the project financing for a gold mine expansion project located in Mauritania

  • Advising European, Asian and African ECAs and commercial lenders on the Second and third restructuring of a nickel and cobalt project in Madagascar

  • The tax equity financiers in connection with an offshore wind project in Massachusetts

  • A global asset management firm on its multi-million dollar distressed debt investment to a major Italian football club

  • A petroleum exploration and production company in their US$2.5 billion restructuring of its RCF, high yield bond and retail bond and additional placement of fresh shares

  • The development and financing of a 950MW offshore wind project in Scotland


  • University of Law, Moorgate, LPC, 2015
  • University of Kent, LLB, 2014
  • Listed as a key lawyer for Islamic Finance, Legal 500 UK, 2024
  • England and Wales
  • Arabic