Awarded Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016

24 Okt 2016

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has won Project Finance Deal of the Year at the IFLR Middle East Awards 2016.

The firm won the award for its work advising Mitsubishi Corporation and TEPCO on the 2,400MW/130MIGD Facility D independent water and power project in Qatar.

Adrian Nizzola, a projects partner in the firm’s London office who led this project, commented, "The whole team enjoyed working on this very exciting project to help achieve the commercial objectives of client Mitsubishi Corporation and TEPCO. It was the sustained team effort and high level of expertise shown by sponsors, lenders and their respective advisors that pushed this over the line. Winning this award is testament to the positive relationship we have with the client, the skill of our client, the strength of our project finance practice and the dedication shown throughout by everyone involved."

Richard Kramer, client partner for Mitsubishi Corporation based in the firm’s Tokyo office, added, "These awards recognise innovation in legal practice and Facility D was a very good example of this innovation. The team worked tirelessly to get this project to financial close and we are honoured to have won such a prestigious award."

The Simmons & Simmons team was led by partner Adrian Nizzola, assisted by Partners Richard Kramer, Andrew Wingfield, Peter Wright, Of Counsel Bree Miechel, Managing Associates Simon Kenolty and Rose-Anna Daukes, Senior Associates Jonathan Simons and Elias Matni and Associate Maha Lawson.

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