Biography

Jody oversees the banking practice in the Al Tamimi offices throughout the Middle East, including the GCC, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.

Jody has been practising in the Middle East for over a decade, and has extensive experience in advising regulators, banks, finance companies, investment banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of banking and finance matters. He also regularly advises borrowers on corporate and property development financing transactions.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Islamic finance
  • Bi-lateral and syndicated lending transactions
  • Project finance
  • Security documents and structures
  • Property and asset financing
  • Product documentation (Islamic and conventional)
  • Trade finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Regulatory

Jody currently counts some of the region’s leading banks and financial institutions amongst his clients. He is also highly respected practitioner whom Legal 500 describes as ‘technically excellent and diligent’.

He is also an active member of the International Bar Association Banking Law Committee together with serving on the INSOL Editorial Board.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising the lenders in relation to a AED 1.2bn Islamic (Istisna and Forward Ijara) financing for construction of sixteen residential projects in Dubai
  • Advising the lenders on the Sweihan solar power plant in Abu Dhabi
  • Advising the lenders on the DEWA solar power plant in Dubai, and the DEWA Hassyan coal power plant also in Dubai
  • Advising HSBC on its redomicile into the Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Advising Citibank UAE on the sale of its prepaid card business to Wirecard

Language(s)

  • English

Education

1998 – LLB, University of Waikato

Admission

2001 – New Zealand Bar

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