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Mohamed Hamra-Krouha

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Mohamed Hamra-Krouha

Mohamed Hamra-Krouha specialises in banking and projects splitting his time between Abu Dhabi and on secondment, to Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in Riyadh.

Mohamed advises sponsors, financiers and governments on projects and project financings. Projects he has advised on include power and water (IWPPs), petrochemicals and infrastructure projects in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa. He is also responsible for Clifford Chance's practice in Egypt and Libya.

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Career and qualifications

  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Diploma) 1993
  • University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne (Master in Business Law) 1995
  • University of Paris II Pantheon Assas (Advanced Degree in International Private Law) 1997
  • University of Paris II Pantheon Assas (Advanced Degree in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution) 1998
  • Northwestern University School of Law – (LLM With Honours) 2000
  • Admitted as an Avocat in Paris 2001
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2001
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2006
  • Partner since 2008
  • Split secondment to Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) 2016
  • Speaks Arabic, French and Spanish

Awards and citations

  • Clifford Chance has a lender-oriented practice, in which Mohamed Hamra-Krouha advised the banks on an E£1.8bn financing of Al Sharkeya Sugar Manufacturing’s factory in Egypt. Construction expert Sandy Hall, who is experienced in representing sponsors, acted as project counsel to Abu Dhabi National Chemicals Company regarding a $5bn petrochemicals complex in Abu Dhabi. Finance specialists Robin Abraham and Peter Avery are both recommended
    Legal 500, 2016:  Energy & Infrastructure – UAE
  • Mohamed Hamra-Krouha led a “multi-jurisdictional team advising” on one of the firms “new money deals for a group of 30 global and regional lenders on a $10 billion revolving credit facility for Saudi Aramco
    IFLR 1000, 2015: Banking & Finance
  • Clifford Chance is recommended for its ‘response times and industry knowledge’. Robin Abraham heads the team, which includes Abu Dhabi based Mohamed Hamra-Krouha and newly promoted partner and asset finance specialist Antony Single.
    Legal 500, 2015:  Banking & Finance – UAE
  • Clifford Chance is the ‘go-to’ firm for a large number of major local and international financial institutions and sponsors. Recent highlights include advising the lenders and export credit agencies on a $2.9bn financing provided to Orpic for the purposes of developing additional refinery units to its existing Sohar refinery. Richard Parris heads the Middle East energy and resources practice and splits his time between Doha and Dubai. Robin Abraham, Debbie Walker, Mohamed Hamra-Krouha and Peter Avery are also recommended.
    Legal 500, 2015: Energy & Infrastructure – UAE