With the addition of project development and finance partner, Jon Nash, Vinson & Elkins LLP continues to expand its Middle East practice.
Nash, a former partner at Chadbourne & Parke in London, represents public and private entities involved in major energy, infrastructure, transportation, and water projects in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Europe. He has advised on several award-winning project finance transactions in the infrastructure sector including independent power and water projects in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, and Jordan. Jon is also well known for his work on construction matters. He was recognized this year by Chambers UK as a leading lawyer for project finance and energy. He is also named in the current edition of Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney) Guide to the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers.
In the press release at the firm’s site, Lewis Jones, managing partner of V&E’s UAE offices was quoted as saying: “We are thrilled to add Jon to our Abu Dhabi office and further expand our regional energy and projects practice. The power, water, and infrastructure sectors will continue to see a very significant amount of activity in the coming years and we want to provide the best possible offering to our clients. Jon brings incredible depth of experience in these areas.”
Jon becomes the fourth partner in V&E’s Abu Dhabi office and the eighth in the UAE, further strengthening the firm’s deep bench in the market.
Since September, V&E has hired six new associates in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, in addition to Nash. They include Fahad Bakheet AlMalki, Owen Delaney and Ziad Saad, who joined in Abu Dhabi, while Emile Boulos, William Page and Carlo Pianese are located in Dubai.
Vinson & Elkins LLP is an international law firm with approximately 750 attorneys. The firm has offices in 14 major energy, financial, and political centers worldwide.