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A London-based project financier has left White & Case after 17 years to join Latham & Watki…

A London-based project financier has left White & Case after 17 years to join Latham & Watkins.

Latham & Watkins has employed Tom Bartlett as a partner in the London project development and finance group, completing his 17-year tenure at white & casewhere he was also a partner.

Bartlett works for a variety of market participants, including developers, lenders, sponsors, buyers and sellers, on the acquisition, development, construction, financing and operation of major projects. He has advised globally in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Multi-jurisdictional project finance is a particular focus of Bartlett, including acquisition and commodity-based finance, Sharia-compliant lending, export credit facilities and negotiation of a variety of structured finance deals covering a range of business areas.

He is an experienced consultant on energy-related work, including upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas matters and renewable energy mandates.

His highlights include advising mineral oil companies Saudi Arabia on the $12.5 billion project financing for the construction of the Sadara Chemical Complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Its customers also include natural gas infrastructure companies north current and HSBC.

Bartlett began his career when he was two years old Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before joining White & Case where he was promoted to partner after six years.

In a statement, Latham & Watkins’ co-chair of finance in London said Mo Nurmohamed Describing Bartlett’s “breadth of experience and established connections” as very complementary to the practice, adding, “He brings a combination of deep energy, infrastructure and energy sector knowledge and experience advising on high-profile, complex matters that gives him a… will add tremendous clout to our already strong bank in Europe and around the world.”

Latham & Watkins lost a leveraged finance expert last month Paul Hastings in London.

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