Neha Siddiqui is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Project Development & Finance Practice.

Ms. Siddiqui advises clients on a wide range of project finance and capital markets transactions across the oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources sectors.

Ms. Siddiqui’s experience includes representing:

Project Finance

  • NEXI and SACE in connection with the US$1.6 billion financing of the FPSO Sepetiba offshore Brazil
  • An aluminium smelter in relation to the US$600 million refinancing of its project financing facilities with a consortium of international and regional commercial banks
  • The sponsors, led by Total, in connection with the US$20 billion financing by several ECAs of the development of an LNG Project in Mozambique – this transaction was named Global Multilateral Deal of the Year of 2020 by Project Finance International
  • Mobily (Etihad Etisalat Company) in connection with the US$2.1 billion refinancing of its existing murabaha facilities
  • Commercial lenders and Islamic financiers in relation to the US$1.3 billion refinancing of the Al Dur I IWPP existing project financing – this transaction was named Middle East & Africa 2018 Refinancing Deal of the Year by Project Finance International and IJ Global
  • Export credit agencies and commercial lenders in relation to the ECA-covered and uncovered conventional and Islamic financing tranches for the US$7 billion Duqm Refinery Project – this transaction was named MENA Downstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year by IJGlobal, Middle East Petrochemical Deal of the Year by Project Finance International, and Overall ECA Finance Deal of the Year by TXFGlobal
  • Export credit agencies and commercial lenders in relation to the ECA-covered facilities for Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s US$13 billion Clean Fuels Project, to upgrade the Mina Abdulla and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries in Kuwait
  • Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) in relation to various ECA-covered facilities in connection with the US$3 billion Line 6 Expansion Project, consisting of construction of a sixth reduction pot line utilising a 1,792 MW power station

Debt and Equity Capital Markets

  • The underwriters in relation to the US$29.4 billion initial public offering (IPO) and listing of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) on Tadawul – the largest IPO of all time
  • The underwriters in relation to the establishment of Saudi Aramco’s Rule 144A / Regulation S global medium term note program on the London Stock Exchange and the issuances of US$12 billion and US$8 billion notes thereunder
  • The underwriters in relation to the issuance of US$2 billion and subsequently US$1 billion notes by the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
  • The Oil & Gas Holding Company B.S.C. (nogaholding) with respect to the establishment of its global medium term note program on the Irish Stock Exchange and its debut and subsequent US$1 billion notes issuances thereunder
  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in connection with its debut Rule 144A / Regulation S Sukuk Programme and issuance of US$9 billion Sukuk thereunder
  • TI Fluid Systems plc on its £1.3 billion initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange
  • FMC Technologies Inc., the subsea oil services group, on its US$17 billion merger with Technip SA on the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris
  • RPC Group plc on its £550 million fully-underwritten rights issue on the London Stock Exchange and class 2 acquisition of Letica Corporation

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • LL.M., BPP Law School, 2016
  • LL.B., University of Nottingham, 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu