Derek McKinley focuses on the energy and infrastructure sectors, and advises on all aspects of energy and infrastructure projects from feasibility to structuring, procurement to financing, development to operation, and privatization.

Mr. McKinley's most recent experience includes advising:

  • A GCC sovereign wealth fund on fifteen energy and infrastructure projects.
  • A government authority on the procurement of marine services for all ports in the Kingdom.
  • A government authority on the procurement of two highways in the Kingdom.
  • A GCC investor on three solar PV IPPs in the Kingdom.
  • Lenders to a bidder on an industrial and residential complex in the Kingdom.

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, BPP Law School, 2006
  • LL.M., University of Cape Town, 2005
    JW Jagger Scholar, Engen Petroleum Prize
  • LL.B., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2003
    With Honors
  • LL.B., Queen Mary College, University of London, 2003
    With Honors

Languages Spoken

  • English