Sandeep Puri is a partner and head of the banking and finance practice in the Dubai office of Baker McKenzie. Sandeep has extensive experience advising on all aspects of banking, finance and capital market matters across the Middle East, principally acting for lenders.
Sandeep has been based in the UAE since 2003 and has worked on both conventional and Islamic finance transactions across various asset classes, including project finance, corporate finance, asset finance, real estate and capital markets (including sukuk).
Representative Legal Matters
Advised DBS Bank Ltd on a trade financing for ADNOC Trading Ltd.
Advised Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC in relation to the refinancing of a USD 272 million term loan facility through a new term loan of AED 1.0 billion, guaranteed by the UAE Government.
Advised Standard Chartered Bank in relation to a USD 175 million financing for the Government of Sharjah.
Advised Burgan Bank KSCP in relation to a USD 500 million financing from an international syndicate of banks.
Advising ADCB on a USD 500 million Financing to Elbit Systems Emirates Limited.
Advising ADCB in relation to a USD 100 million term loan facility for Gulf Bank K.S.C.P.
Advising ADCB in relation to a USD 100 million term loan facility for Gulf International Bank BSC.
Advising the Five hospitality group in the UAE on cross border acquisition financings in the Balearics and the UK (ongoing).
Advising ADCB on trade financing facilities for Total TotalEnergies in Saudi Arabia and Singapore.
Advising Seven Tides Limited in relation to a term Loan financing from OakNorth Bank plc in connection with the Dukes Hotel, St James’ Park, London.
- England & Wales~United Kingdom (2003)
- Dubai - Registered Legal Consultant
- Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, UK (Islamic Finance Qualification) (2015)
- BPP Professional Education (Legal Practice Course) (2001)
- University of Essex (Bachelor of Laws English and International Law) (1999)
- Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen (Erasmus Prog.) (1998)