Hogan Lovells, the law firm co-headquartered in London and Washington D.C., has recruited Sohail Barkatali as a partner in its infrastructure, energy, resources & projects (IERP) team in Dubai.
Barkatali had previously been a partner at law firm Chadbourne & Parke in Dubai since 2008, where he specialised in project finance focused on power projects in the electricity, oil and gas, water, wastewater and infrastructure sectors. He has advised on privatisations, sectoral restructuring and regulation.
An adviser to sponsors, export credit agencies, multilateral agencies, commercial banks and governments entities, individual clients of Barkatali have included the Kuwait, Oman and Kenya governments as well as Marubeni, EDF, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Standard Chartered.
Barkatali is the latest in a series of hires to the IERP team. He follows power specialist Joe Kim in Tokyo, as well as Alex Cull in Singapore, Samantha Campbell in Vietnam, Alexander Dolgov in Moscow and Scott Anderson in Denver.
A statement from Sharon Lewis, global head of Hogan Lovells’ finance practice, said Barkatali would be working with Kim to extend the firm’s offering to Japanese clients as well as growing the practice on the ground in Dubai and helping to grow the energy practice in Africa.