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Mr. Mohamed Hamra-Krouha

Partner, Clifford Chance

Profile

Mohamed Hamra-Krouha heads the Riyadh office's banking and projects practice.

He joined Clifford Chance in 2001 in Paris and has been in the Middle East since 2005, first in Dubai and then in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. A partner since 2008, Mohamed specialises in project finance, banking and Islamic finance in the Middle East and North Africa. He has advised on numerous PPPs in Saudi Arabia and the wider region. Mohamed is a member of the New York and Paris bars and is a French and Arabic speaker.

Relevant experience includes advising:

  • •the financiers on the US$10 billion revolving credit facility financing for Saudi Aramco which combined a US$3 billion Islamic murabaha facility, and a US$7 billion conventional facility.
  • •the financiers on the project financing of a US$5 billion aluminium smelter plant, casthouse and a US$2.5 billion aluminium rolling mill and related infrastructure forming part of what will be the largest fully integrated aluminium complex in the world at Ras Az Zawr in Saudi Arabia, developed by Ma'aden Aluminium Company (a joint-venture between the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) and Alcoa Inc).
  • •Acrylates Petrochemical project, murabaha bridge financing, Saudi Arabia: Advised the financiers on the Murabaha bridge financing of an integrated acrylates petrochemicals complex located at the Jubail Industrial City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and related infrastructure.
  • •Advanced Polypropylene Company, Saudi Arabia: Advised the project company on a Murabaha financing of a petrochemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
  • •the financiers on the SAR 7 billion financing of the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences/National Guard project involving the construction of medical colleges and ancillary facilities in Jeddah, Riyadh and Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.