Nehal Khan

Nehal Khan
Associate

LONDON

T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 207 863 8922

Summary Open

Nehal is an Associate in the firm’s Commodities & Upstream Finance group. Nehal specialises in international commodities and export finance as well as project, borrowing base and other structured financings; with a particular focus on upstream oil and gas transactions.

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Experience Open

    Nehal’s experience includes advising:
    • A syndicate of banks consisting of BMO Capital Markets, BNP Paribas, ANZ Banking Group and Scotia Bank Europe as lenders on a Reserve-Based Lending Facility with an initial availability of US$100m to the International Petroleum Corporation for its inaugural financing.
    • A syndicate of banks consisting of DnB, ING, BNP Paribas, Citi and BMO as lenders on a US$1.5bn Reserve-Based Lending Facility to Chrysaor for the acquisition of a portfolio of UK North Sea assets from Royal Dutch Shell. The deal is subject to partner and regulatory approvals, with completion expected in the second half of 2017.
    • Nedbank on amendments to the Po Valley Energy €20m RBL Facility.
    • BNP Paribas as Agent (and a syndicate of lenders including BNPP, DnB, CBA, ING, Wells Fargo and RBS) on the refinancing of the $250m RBL Facility and NOK 1 billion exploration facility for Faroe Petroleum.
    • A global bank (as Agent) in respect of amendments to, and the repayment of, various loan facilities provided in favour of JBF Group.
    • A multilateral lender on a borrowing base commodities financing for Ukrainian subsidiaries of the Vioil Group.
    • BNP Paribas and HSBC on amendments to, and in respect of the repayment of, the US$50m RBL Facility for Sea Dragon Energy in relation to oil & gas concessions in Egypt.
    • PetroLink (a subsidiary of KGL Investments) on the refinancing of a US$30m convertible loan to Circle Oil plc.
    • A multilateral bank on a US$28m loan to independent Egyptian oil and gas services company Advanced Energy Systems SAE to fund the acquisition of a new offshore jack-up gas drilling rig.
    • Deutsche Bank AG (as Agent) and a syndicate of banks on the US$1.72bn refined metals borrowing base facility in favour of Trafigura Group companies.
    • Sound Oil, a Mediterranean focused AIM-listed oil & gas exploration and production company, on a €7m RBL Facility for developing its Nervesa gas discovery in onshore north eastern Italy.
    • HSBC, Nedbank, IFC and Standard Chartered on the up to US$500m RBL Facility for Petroceltic International.

Education Open

  • College of Law, Legal Practice Course
  • University of Warwick, Law and Business BA (Hons)

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England and Wales

Employment Record Open

  • 2014 – present: Watson Farley & Williams, Associate
  • 2012 – 2014: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, Trainee Solicitor

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