Amir H. Jahanguiri is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and Co-Chair of the firm’s Project Finance practice group. Amir primarily focuses on the development and financing of energy, telecoms and infrastructure projects, public infrastructure projects and complex multi-tranched corporate and hybrid bank and capital markets debt financings.
Amir regularly advises host governments, regulators, sponsors, contractors, off-takers, export credit agencies and lenders on the development, financing and restructuring of projects in the public and social infrastructure sectors, including seaports, roads, tunnels, airports, railways, urban mobility, infra tech, telecoms and hospitals among others. He also advises on major projects in the water, power, gas, petrochemical, industrial and metals and mining sectors, mainly in Europe, North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle-East.
Amir is ranked Band 2 by Chambers Europe (2022) 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 his "understanding of how projects and financing work in emerging markets " and for being an "experienced and sharp lawyer with a deep knowledge of infrastructure development topics."
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 inducted Amir in the “Hall of Fame” for Project Finance.
Amir was recognized by Best Lawyers 2023 for Project Finance and Development. And was named as “Lawyer of the Year” in Project Development and Finance (France) in 2021.
Amir was also ranked at the 20th position among the 100 most influential business lawyers in French-speaking Africa by Jeune Afrique and Jeune Afrique Business+ in 2022.
Mr. Jahanguiri is fluent in English, French and Farsi.