Amir Ahmad

Profession

Partner

Biography

Amir is the Head of Pinsent Masons' Banking and Finance practice in the Middle East. He has been based in the region for over eight years and has advised clients on some of the big ticket deals across the region in project finance, as well as contractor finance and general corporate financings. He has extensive experience of acting on multi-sourced (Islamic) and ECA-supported financings. 
Amir has advised:
•	a major Dubai Islamic bank in relation to the AED265 million murabaha facility provided to Marka Hospitality Investment for the acquisition of Reem Al Bawadi
•	Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) LLC in relation to USD100 million Sharia-compliant facilities being made available for the construction of a 141,000m3 terminal and a 60km jet fuel pipeline from Jebel Ali to Dubai Airport
•	Dubai Islamic Bank in relation to a USD183.6 million Mudarabah facility made available to a major UAE district cooling supplier (awarded Mudarabah Deal of the Year 2014 at the Islamic Finance News Awards)
•	an international construction consortium in relation to QAR3 billion multi-source facilities including Sharia compliant Murabaha facilities being used to finance the construction of a major infrastructure project in Qatar
•	an international construction consortium in relation to the structuring and financing of a major dam project in Iraq, with an estimated capital expenditure of USD2.5 billion

Amir is a frequent speaker on finance and Islamic finance topics and has spoken at the MEED Project Finance Conference in previous years.

Qualification

Amir is licensed to practice in the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates