Amir H. Jahanguiri is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and Co-Chair of the Project Finance practice group. Amir focuses on the financing of energy and infrastructure projects, public infrastructure projects and complex multi-tranched corporate and hybrid bank and capital markets debt financings. He has particular experience handling the financing of highly regulated projects.
Amir regularly advises host governments, regulators, sponsors, contractors, off-takers, export credit agencies and lenders on a number of projects in public and social infrastructure sectors, including seaports, roads, tunnels, airports, railways, hospitals and prisons, among others. He also advises on major projects in the water, power, petrochemical, industrial and metals, and mining sectors, mainly in Europe, North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle-East. Additionally, he has been actively involved in recent years advising large French corporations in structured debt financing transactions.
Amir is ranked Band 2 by Chambers Europe (2020) in the Projects & Energy: International: Finance category. Chambers has highlighted that Amir “enjoys a brilliant reputation in the market, particularly for the finance aspects of PFI/PPP work,” and that he is praised for “technical and negotiating qualities that allow all parties to reach fair, intelligent and well-balanced deals” and for being an “experienced and sharp lawyer with a deep knowledge of infrastructure development topics.”
Prior to joining Willkie, Amir was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris. Amir is fluent in English, French and Farsi.