Dubai + 971.4.709.8404

Nadim Khan has more than 20 years of experience in banking and finance, 15 of which he has spent in the Middle East, advising leading finance transactions within and outside the region. He also has handled the structuring and development of a number of "first of its kind" Islamic financing products. Nadim's experience also encompasses sukuuk, real estate finance, telecoms, asset finance, project finance, and multisourced financing solutions.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, Nadim advised on many award winning transactions such as the Saudi Aramco steam and power cogeneration project (Middle East Power Deal of the Year 2014, IJGlobal EMEA Awards), the Salik toll road financing (Transportation, Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year, Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2012 and Project Finance Team of the Year, IFLR Middle East Awards 2011), the Villamar Sukuk (Debt and Equity-linked Deal of the Year, IFLR Middle East Awards 2008), and the Milton Gate real estate transaction (International Real Estate Financing Summit, Middle East [IREEF ME] 2009 Award for Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Islamic Real Estate Product Innovation).

Nadim is recognized by Chambers Global, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, and the Guide to the World's Leading Islamic Finance Practitioners. Clients have described him as "a knowledge powerhouse" (Legal 500), having an "excellent appreciation for the commercial aspects of our work and he and his team fit seamlessly with our operations" (IFLR1000), and as "often a first port of call for complex debt capital markets transactions that involve various Shari'a-compliant structures" (Chambers Global).


  • Consortium of Marafiq, Amwal, and Veolia develop large Independent Sewage Treatment Plant in Saudi ArabiaJones Day advised the consortium of sponsors consisting of The Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq), AlAmwal AlKhaleejiah AlThaniya, and Veolia Middle East, in connection with the project close and financial close of the Jeddah Airport 2 Independent Sewage Treatment Plant Project located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented the shareholders of the Al Jaber Group (one of the largest family holdings in the UAE) on the restructuring of the group's financing arrangements comprising of more than 100 facilities and aggregating more than US$5 billion.

    Represented Marubeni, JGC Corporation, and Al-Jomaih on the successful development and multi-sourced project financing of three separate cogeneration power projects located at Saudi Aramco sites within the Kingdom, financed by a mix of commercial bank debt, Islamic finance, and U.S. EXIM debt. This deal was named 2014 Middle East Power Deal of the Year by IJGlobal EMEA Awards.

    Represented Etisalat's Bank Group on a multibillion dollar revolving credit facility.

    Represented Towers Asset Holding (Alcazar) on the financing for the construction of telecommunications towers in Myanmar.

    Represented Al Salam Bank and Propertylink in connection with the multi-sourced acquisition finance of logistics properties in Victoria and Queensland, Australia integrating both debt (senior and mezzanine, conventional, and Shari'a compliant) and equity elements.

    Represented Gulf Related in the AED2.5 billion senior and mezzanine development financing of a luxury shopping mall on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.

    Represented Automotive Manufacturing Solutions on the development of an automotive parts foundry project in the UAE.

    Represented Citigroup Global Markets, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, and Commercial Bank of Dubai as arrangers on the multi-sourced receivables-based financing (including a novel Islamic tranche) of the Salik toll road system in Dubai enabling the government of Dubai to monetize future toll receipts.

    Represented Bridewell Properties Limited on its senior and mezzanine-listed Eurobond issuances.

    Represented the lead arrangers on the first non-recourse Islamic real estate sukuuk financing to be completed in the MENA region, the financing of the "Villamar@theHarbour," a development located within the Bahrain Financial Harbour District.

    Represented QIB (U.K.) on a Shari'a-compliant capital protected note issuance product (Hemya Structured Note) enabling investors to attain returns based upon the performance of equities listed on a selection of regional stock exchanges.

    Represented Millennium Private Equity on the first sukuuk financing for a U.K. corporate using the sukuuk as a tool to implement a private equity investment in International Innovative Technologies (IIT).

    Represented Etisalat's Bank Group led by HSBC on the debt financing in an amount of circa €3.5 billion raised to fund the acquisition of a controlling stake in MAROC Telecom from Vivendi.

    Represented Al Salam Bank on the structuring within the U.K. Alternative Finance Investment Rules, of a Shari'a-compliant mezzanine facility for the refinancing of 5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, integrated within a conventional debt-based senior, junior, and mezzanine financing structure.

    Represented BNP Paribas on one of the first ECA covered financings in Jordan for the Al Qatrana cement plant project developed by Arabian Cement Company (listed on Tadawul).

    Advised Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and European Investment Bank (EIB) on the multi-sourced financing of the TIFERT phosphoric acid production project in La Skahira, Tunisia.

    Represented Dubai Islamic Bank on a financing facility made available to the government of Pakistan for the purchase of oil from ADNOC.

    Represented Al Fahim Group, including various group entities, on the AED925 million restructuring of multiple facilities with various regional banks.