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Neale Downes is a partner in the Finance Group in Dubai. He has spent over 12 years in the Gulf (based in Bahrain and Dubai) and has worked on transactions across the region. He has extensive experience of working on infrastructure projects (power & water, oil & gas, rail, ports, schools, hospitals) and transactions in the real estate, leisure, construction and development, telecoms, Islamic finance and ethical investment sectors. He also has significant experience of acting for lenders and sponsors on both UK and international PPP/PFI structured projects.
Neale’s practice focuses on structured finance (including securitisations and asset-backed and asset-based lending), acquisition finance, trade finance (including Islamic trade finance), project, construction and development finance and in particular, Islamic Finance. He also has significant experience of establishing and acting for funds and other collective investment vehicles (particularly those complying with Shari’ah principles).