Amit Kanda

Associate
Dubai
  • Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Precinct Building 1, Level 3
  • P.O. Box 506698
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Profile Experience

Amit Kanda is an associate in the Dubai office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Finance Department.

Mr. Kanda’s practice focuses on the representation of borrowers, sponsors, credit agencies, commercial and investment banks, and other financial institutions on general banking (including Islamic finance), project finance, and real estate finance transactions.

Mr. Kanda’s recent experience includes representing:

  • National Industrialization Company (TASNEE), a petrochemical manufacturing company, in relation to a SAR 3 billion murabaha refinancing facility
  • TASNEE on a SAR 2 billion term loan facility
  • Global Data Hub Company, a data center facility in Saudi Arabia, on a SAR 300 million murabaha facility
  • The lenders in relation to a US$2.6 billion term loan facility for Saudi Electricity Company, a Saudi electric utility companyThe lenders in relation to a SAR 1.75 billion term loan facility for Saudi Electricity Company
  • Banque Saudi Fransi on murabaha term loans and working capital facilities for Al-Etisalat Al-Mutanakilah Al-Saudia Company (Zain KSA), a provider of mobile telecommunication services in Saudi Arabia, to refinance existing debt – Commodity Murabahah Deal of the Year, IFN Law Awards 2018
  • Banque Saudi Fransi on a murabaha facility for Thakher Development Company, a Saudi Arabia real estate company
  • Emirates Hospitals Group in relation to a US$250 million financing
  • An export credit agency and commercial banks on the financing of a liquefied natural gas receiving, regasification and storage facility in Bahrain – PFI Middle East and Africa LNG Deal of the Year 2016 and IJGlobal Midstream Oil and Gas Deal of the Year 2016*
  • JBIC and commercial banks as lenders to the US$3 billion Facility D Independent Water and Power Project in Qatar – PFI Middle East and Africa PPP Deal of the Year 2016*
  • The underwriters on a bond offering in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*A sponsor in respect of a financing for the modernisation of a refinery in Bahrain*
  • HSBC and JP Morgan in connection with the proposed US$2 billion financing for Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration to finance the exploration and development of their interest in the Leviathan natural gas field in Israel*
  • HSBC and BNP Paribas in connection with the proposed US$200 million financing for Ratio Oil Exploration to finance the exploration and development of its interest in the Leviathan natural gas field in Israel*
  • A consortium led by CX Partners, and certain private investors and funds, on the senior and mezzanine facilities provided by ING Bank, DBS Bank, Bank of America, and Olympus for the acquisition of Minacs from Aditya Birla, a listed Indian company*
  • ING Bank, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank on a US$360 million facility for IGATE Technology*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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