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Inaamul Laher

Inaamul Laher


Inaamul Laher

Inaamul Laher is based in Abu Dhabi and leads our Middle East transactional Construction practice.

He advises sponsors, financial investors, lenders and government entities on the development, acquisition/disposal and financing of large-scale energy, infrastructure and real estate projects across the MENA region.

Inaamul has acted on, and continues to be involved in, some of the highest profile power (thermal and renewable), water and wastewater, oil & gas, transport, social infrastructure/PPP and new communities projects in the Middle East.

  • Engie-led sponsor consortium on 500MW wind IPP in Egypt
  • Sponsors on the EPC contract and process technology for a greenfield ammonia plant in Abu Dhabi
  • Elia on the construction of the world's first artificial renewable energy island in Belgium
  • AMEA Power on 500MW Abydos solar PV IPP in Egypt
  • AMEA Power on 500MW Amunet wind IPP in Egypt
  • Procuring entity on the innovative collaborative contracting arrangements for the multi-site development of a 'giga-project' in Saudi Arabia
  • TAQA on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Masdar
  • Borouge on the EPC and process technology agreements for a major polyolefins complex in Abu Dhabi
  • Qiddiya Investment Company on the construction and ride contracts for the Six Flags Theme Park in Saudi Arabia
  • Globeleq and its consortium partners on the LTSA for the 450MW gas fired Temane power project in Mozambique
  • National oil company on the EPC and licensing arrangements for two major offshore gas development projects
  • Lenders on the 2GW Al Dhafra solar PV IPP in Abu Dhabi
  • Marubeni and TAQA on the EPC, O&M and LTSA for the Aramco Tanajib steam and cogeneration plant
  • Marafiq/Duqm Power Company on the EPC contract and LTSA for an integrated combined cycle power and desalination plant in Oman
  • Masdar on the EPC and O&M contracts for the 200MW Baynouna Solar PV project in Jordan
  • Marubeni-led sponsor consortium on the EPC and O&M contracts for the Shuqaiq 3 IWP in Saudi Arabia
  • KEPCO on the EPC and turbine maintenance contracts for the Fujeij Wind IPP in Jordan
  • State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic on its revamps of the Heydar Aliyev oil refinery and Azerikimya projects in Baku
  • a consortium of Danish infrastructure funds on their acquisition from Orsted of a 50% interest in the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in the UK
  • RWE (as lead sponsor) on the procurement strategy and construction contracts for the 336MW Galloper Offshore Wind Farm in the UK
  • the lenders on the EPC and O&M contracts for the Mersin, Bilkent and Gaziantep Hospital PPP projects in Turkey

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Career and qualifications

  • St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford (BA Jurisprudence) 2007
  • Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters 2009
  • Admitted as solicitor in England & Wales 2011
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2013
  • Partner since May 2023

Awards and citations

  • "Inaamul Laher is an excellent lawyer. He completely understands what our companies need to achieve and how to manage negotiations efficiently and effectively to get us there."
    Legal 500 EMEA 2022: UAE – Construction
  • "Inaamul is very good at what he does, his drafting is excellent and he is a worthwhile addition to the team in negotiations."
    Chambers Global 2022: UAE – Construction
  • Inaamul Laher "is knowledgeable and abreast with market trends. He can simplify matters to be easily digestible for speedy decision making."
    Chambers Global 2022: UAE – Construction
  • Rising Star Partner
    IFLR 2022: Project Development