Dominic O'Brien

Partner

London


Read full biography at www.orrick.com
Dominic heads the firm's English law Banking and Finance Practice in London, with a particular focus on project and leveraged acquisition financings. Dominic has advised senior and mezzanine lenders, multilateral institutions, alternative credit providers, sponsors and borrowers on a wide range of domestic UK and cross-border international energy and infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on Africa. Dominic also advises on other real-asset and corporate acquisition financings, and has significant experience of structuring sharia-compliant financing solutions.

Representative Engagements

  • Advising an international financial guarantor providing credit support for various projects in Gabon

  • Advised ENEO (previously SONEL) in respect of the project financing for its electricity concession in Cameroon

  • Advised Jefferies in respect of the project financing made available by senior lenders in connection with the leveraged acquisition of Equinox’s UK solar portfolio by United Photovoltaics Group Limited

  • Advised Bioenergy Infrastructure Holdings as issuer in respect of its senior note purchase facilities arranged by EIG Partners for the purchase and project financing of various UK bioenergy projects

  • Advised Borealis AG and Nova Chemicals Corporation in the negotiation of definitive agreements with Total S.A. to form a projects JV in petrochemicals on the U.S. Gulf Coast

  • Advised Verod Capital Growth Fund II LP and Verod Capital Growth II A LP in respect of their capital call facilities provided by Investec Bank, and their subsequent investments in Nigeria 

  • Advised Canal+ in relation to its debt and equity investment in iRoko Partners Ltd (Nigeria)

  • Advised Calvert Foundation in respect of credit facilities made available to the Medical Credit Fund for healthcare projects in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Advised Azito Energie, Globeleq and IPS in respect of "Phase 3" of the Azito project in Cote d'Ivoire 

  • Advised Marathon Petroleum Corp in respect of its acquisition of BP’s Texas City, Texas refinery

  • Advised Wafra Partners as lender in respect of sharia-compliant structures for funding various energy and related maritime assets

  • Advised RoundShield as lender in respect of its direct lending for and equity investment in multiple real-asset transactions across Europe

  • Advised EDF in respect of its joint investment with ENI in the Subbotina-Pry Kerch hydrocarbon exploration and development projects in relation to the Black Sea's Shallow Shelf in the Ukraine

  • Advised CIMB in respect of acquisition facilities made available to Petronas Energy Trading Limited to finance its acquisition of a minority shareholding in Baglan power station in Wales

  • Advised on a number of landmark real estate projects in London that have been financed (directly or indirectly) on a sharia-compliant basis

Dominic has participated in recent panel discussions at Bonds, Loans & Sukuk conferences in Cape Town (March 2017) and Lagos (November 2017) in relation to direct lending opportunities and renewables financing in sub-Saharan Africa

Posts by: Dominic O'Brien

Brexit – What Now For Your Business

So, the UK has voted to leave the EU. Everyone has their own opinion and we’ve all seen the news reports and various viewpoints but what does this result mean for you in practical terms and where do we go from here? Orrick’s EU-UK Working Group is ready and waiting to answer any questions you may have (see contact details at the end of this alert) and in the meantime, here’s our overview of the key issues for your business. READ MORE