Nick Collins

Partner

nick.collins@bakerbotts.com

London

P: +44.20.7726.3636 F: +44.20.7726.3637
Nick Collins

Nick Collins is a project development and project finance lawyer with over 20 years of experience advising borrowers, sponsors, export credit agencies, banks, multilateral lending agencies and Islamic finance institutions on complex, large-scale energy and natural resources projects around the world. In addition to his project development and project finance experience, Mr. Collins also has extensive experience advising on banking and finance, debt capital markets and Islamic finance transactions in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, central and eastern Europe and the Russian Federation.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Collins was a partner at several international law firms, which included six years living and working in the Middle East.

Related Experience

  • A multinational oil major in connection with all aspects of a solar power project in Abu Dhabi.*
  • A sponsor group in respect of the bid process for the Sakaka PV solar project in Saudi Arabia.*
  • A sponsor group in respect of the bid process for the Al Jouf and Rafha PV solar projects in Saudi Arabia.*
  • A European power developer in connection with its negotiations with the host government off-taker and the local development company in relation to a hydropower project in Rwanda.*
  • A consortium in connection with their bid for the Sweihan Solar Power Project in Abu Dhabi.*
  • A European power developer in connection with its negotiations with the host government off-taker in relation to a solar power project in Nigeria.*
  • A Canadian based mining and technology company in connection with the development and financing of an anorthosite (calcium feldspar) mining project in Greenland.*
  • The sponsor and developer in connection with the development and financing of a niobium mining project in Nebraska, USA.*
  • A developer in connection with the development and initial funding arrangements for a confidential transportation project in the UK.*
  • A multinational Middle East-based telecommunications company in connection with an acquisition finance facility for its proposed acquisition of a controlling stake in an African telecommunications company.*
  • A multinational Middle East-based telecommunications company in connection with an acquisition finance facility for its aborted acquisition of another Middle-Eastern telecommunications company.*
  • A multinational Middle East-based telecommunications company in connection with the program updates for its GMTN program and its sukuk program and issuances.*
  • A Sri Lankan telecommunications company in connection with a multi-sourced hybrid corporate/project financing facility to develop its 2G/3G telecommunications network in Sri Lanka.*
  • The Middle East sponsor in connection with the development and proposed financing of a regional nuclear power project.*
  • A UAE-based Islamic Bank in connection with the program update for its EMTN sukuk program, including the development of arrangements to permit the issuance of subordinated tier 2 capital certificates, and in connection with an additional tier 1 capital sukuk issuance, the region's first perpetual and Basel III compliant tier 1 sukuk.*
  • The sponsors in connection with the financing of a LNG facility in Qatar and in the associated financing of a regasification terminal in the United Kingdom.*
  • The sponsors on the development and financing of a aluminium smelter project in Qatar.*
  • The sponsors in connection with a proposed LNG project in Nigeria.*
  • The lenders in connection with a project financing and the lead arrangers in connection with the proposed bond issuance of a world-scale aluminium smelter in the UAE.*
  • The lenders and the ECAs in the multilateral financing of Phase I and Phase II of an aluminium smelter project in Mozambique.*
  • The mandated lead arrangers on the project financing of a university PPP project in the UAE (the deal was awarded "Middle East PPP Deal of the Year 2009" by Project Finance Magazine).*
  • The mandated lead arrangers on the project financing of a university PPP project in the UAE (the deal was awarded "Middle East PPP Deal of the Year 2008" by Project Finance Magazine).*
  • Purchasing consortium (comprising of three infrastructure funds) on the acquisition of three major ports in Saudi Arabia.*
  • A Japanese public financial institution and the commercial lenders as common lenders' counsel on the Phase 2 financing of a LNG project in the Russian Federation.*
  • The Government authority on several of the Abu Dhabi IWPP projects.*
  • An international consortium on its bid for the concession on a proposed Highway PPP Project in Abu Dhabi.*

*Prior to joining Baker Botts

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