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Tim Burbury focuses on construction and infrastructure projects and is co-deputy of Global Energy & Project Finance transactional practice and deputy of the Global Construction transactional practice. He serves on the Firm’s AEC Committee. He is presently advising on one of the world's largest construction projects valued in the USD billions. He has also recently advised on renewable and conventional power projects that have won Deal of the Year accolades. 

Tim has led teams on many high profile infrastructure projects, including many Vision2030 utility projects in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, including Al Dhafrah IPP, Dumat IPP, Sakaka IPP, Sharjah IPP, Fujairah 3 IPP, Tanajib IWPP, Jafurah IWPP, Facilty E IWPP, Yanbu IV IWP, Jubail 3B IWP, Rabigh 3 IWP, Shuqaiq 3 IWP, Dammam ISTP and the Red Sea PPP.

Tim's experience extends to 'mega' and 'giga' projects, including the Saadiyat Island Project in Abu Dhabi and several confidential giga projects in the Middle East for SWFs.

Tim has advised on 50+ district energy (cooling/cogen/trigen) projects in the Middle East and Asia, included projects and project financings in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain and Qatar.  He has advised Governments on establishing water and district cooling regulatory regimes.

Tim also has significant PPP experience, having advised governments and sponsors since the early 2000s during the Australia PPP boom. Tim helped write the PPP commercial principles guidebook for one government client. He has recently advised on a number of schools, accommodation and transport PPPs in the UAE and Saudi Arabia as part of those countries’ PPP programs.

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Credentials

B.Com, LLB, University of Tasmania, with honors

High Court of Australia

Hong Kong

Tasmania

Victoria

Australian Business Group

International District Energy Association

Society of Construction Law

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Projects & Energy


Chambers Global, 2010–2021

Leading Lawyer, United Arab Emirates: construction


Chambers Global, 2010–2021

"Leading Individual", Tier 1, Saudi Arabia Projects & Energy


Legal500 EMEA, 2018-2020

Highly Regarded - UAE - PPP/PFI Project development Project finance


IFLR 1000 (2020)

Who's Who Legal Construction


2017 - 2021

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Energy & Infrastructure


Legal 500, 2010–2021

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Construction


Legal 500, 2014–2021

"Absolutely first class—the best non-contentious lawyer in the UAE."


Chambers Global

"Exceptionally competent projects transactional lawyer”…with “…deep experience on non-contentious construction matters,


Chambers Global

"Noted for his experience in utility PPPs and the firm's high-profile matters, he is the guy to go to for developers or


Chambers Global

"The perfect combination of very strong background and very strong skills in legal matters regarding M&A and projects"


Chambers Global

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Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Projects & Energy


Chambers Global, 2010–2021

Leading Lawyer, United Arab Emirates: construction


Chambers Global, 2010–2021

"Leading Individual", Tier 1, Saudi Arabia Projects & Energy


Legal500 EMEA, 2018-2020

Highly Regarded - UAE - PPP/PFI Project development Project finance


IFLR 1000 (2020)

Who's Who Legal Construction


2017 - 2021

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Energy & Infrastructure


Legal 500, 2010–2021

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Construction


Legal 500, 2014–2021

"Absolutely first class—the best non-contentious lawyer in the UAE."


Chambers Global

"Exceptionally competent projects transactional lawyer”…with “…deep experience on non-contentious construction matters,


Chambers Global

"Noted for his experience in utility PPPs and the firm's high-profile matters, he is the guy to go to for developers or


Chambers Global

"The perfect combination of very strong background and very strong skills in legal matters regarding M&A and projects"


Chambers Global

Matters

Power & Utilities (Solar, Wind, Waste, Water, District Cooling)

Sponsors for the 400 MW Dumat Al Jandal Wind IPP through to financial close. This was the first utility scale wind project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030, and won PFI Renewable Deal of the Year 2019.

Sponsor on Al Dhafrah 1.5GW Solar IPP in Abu Dhabi through to financial close. This is the largest solar PV project in the world, and won MENA Solar Deal of the Year- Project Finance International 2020

A Middle East SWF as local sponsor on its involvement in Hamriyah IPP in Sharjah, UAE through to financial close. This deal won MENA Power Deal of the Year – IJGlobal 2020

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Power & Utilities (Solar, Wind, Waste, Water, District Cooling)

Sponsors for the 400 MW Dumat Al Jandal Wind IPP through to financial close. This was the first utility scale wind project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030, and won PFI Renewable Deal of the Year 2019.

Sponsor on Al Dhafrah 1.5GW Solar IPP in Abu Dhabi through to financial close. This is the largest solar PV project in the world, and won MENA Solar Deal of the Year- Project Finance International 2020

A Middle East SWF as local sponsor on its involvement in Hamriyah IPP in Sharjah, UAE through to financial close. This deal won MENA Power Deal of the Year – IJGlobal 2020

Consortium on its bid for the Fujairah 3 IPP in the UAE.

Consortium on its bid for the multi-utility (14 plants) Red Sea Utility PPP, in Saudi Arabia.

Consortium on its bids for the 1GW Tanajib IWPP and 1GW Jafurah IWPP in Saudi Arabia; on Facility E IWPP in Qatar and on Guam 400MW IPP through to financial close.

Middle Eastern SWF on confidential outbound power PE investments.

Sponsors on the O&M contract for an Asian wind project.

Private equity fund on two (2) x 10MW solar IPP acquisitions in Jordan.

Sponsors on the EPC and O&M arrangements associated with a suite of IPPs in Kenya.

Middle Eastern Governments on the establishment of a new Green Free Zone, national water strategy, and environmental standards and regulations.

Consortium on bids for a Rabigh 3 IWP, Shuqaiq 3 IWP Yanbu 4 IWP, Jubail 3B IWP and Dammam ISTP and Jeddah 2 ISTP, all in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030.

A Middle Eastern Government on waste projects including PPPs

Sponsors on a Middle East industrial effluent treatment PPP project.

Sponsors on the Barwon Biosolids PPP in Australia.

Sponsors on the Eastern Creek Waste PPP in Australia.

Advised on 50+ district cooling/trigeneration projects including for: MiSK City, Masdar City, Seaworld Abu Dhabi, Dubai EXPO2020, Lusail City; Riyadh Avenues, KFUPM Business Park; Jeddah Tower; Saadiyat Island; King Abdulaziz Road, New York University; Eastern Mangroves; TDIC Headquarters; ADNEC Capital Center; Danet Cit; Abu Dhabi World Trade Center, Yas Island, Palm Jebel Ali, Jimi Mall, Palazzo Versace, Mina Rashid, Dubai Maritime City, Bahrain World Trade Center, Zayed University, Reem Island, City Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, Presidential Palace, Dubai Sports City, Akoya Oxygen, Mirdif Hills, ICT Tower, Danat Hospital, Jabal Omar, Maryah Island, Raha Beach, Raha Gardens, Prince Sultan Cultural City, Jeddah Headquarters, Al Mamoura, Confidential acquisitions in Malaysia, UAE, Saudi Arabia. Advised a Middle Eastern Government on the establishment of laws and regulations for district cooling.

O&G / LNG / Natural Gas

European energy company on its JV for a greenfield petrochemical project in Abu Dhabi.

International energy major on its standard form international EPC contract for use in O&G projects as well as a "wrap around guarantee" for splitting EPC contracts.

ADB in relation to the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India (TAPI) pipeline project.

International O&G company on its bid for a gas processing facility in Croatia and on their standard international EPC contract.

Giga Construction Projects and PPPs - Cities, Transport, Healthcare, Education, Housing, Infrastructure

SWFs/State owned entities on several confidential Middle Eastern PPP projects and giga construction projects.

International O&G company on EPCM arrangements for an Asian LNG Receiving Terminal.

O&G services company on construction contracts for onshore drilling rigs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

UAE government-owned entities on syngas processing and storage facilities, including gas sales contracts, EPC and concession arrangements; distribution network contracts and on multiple gas concession projects including under concession, DBO and EPC contracting models.

Middle Eastern Government entity on education and transport PPPs.

Sponsors on the first project financed workers’ accommodation PPP in Saudi Arabia; a SWF on three large workers' accommodation DBFO projects in Saudi Arabia; Concession grantor on the first project financed workers’ accommodation PPP in the UAE.

Sponsors on the construction (and PPP pass through aspects) of NYU University Abu Dhabi PPP, Zayed University PPP and Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University PPP.

Sponsor on its bid for the Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport PPP in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

Insights

Client Alert

March 9, 2021
Hydrogen: State of Play in the GCC

Energy Law Exchange

September 16, 2020
Waste to Energy Projects

Newsletter

September 11, 2020
Energy Newsletter September 2020

View all

Matters

Power & Utilities (Solar, Wind, Waste, Water, District Cooling)

Sponsors for the 400 MW Dumat Al Jandal Wind IPP through to financial close. This was the first utility scale wind project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030, and won PFI Renewable Deal of the Year 2019.

Sponsor on Al Dhafrah 1.5GW Solar IPP in Abu Dhabi through to financial close. This is the largest solar PV project in the world, and won MENA Solar Deal of the Year- Project Finance International 2020

A Middle East SWF as local sponsor on its involvement in Hamriyah IPP in Sharjah, UAE through to financial close. This deal won MENA Power Deal of the Year – IJGlobal 2020

See more
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Matters

Power & Utilities (Solar, Wind, Waste, Water, District Cooling)

Sponsors for the 400 MW Dumat Al Jandal Wind IPP through to financial close. This was the first utility scale wind project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030, and won PFI Renewable Deal of the Year 2019.

Sponsor on Al Dhafrah 1.5GW Solar IPP in Abu Dhabi through to financial close. This is the largest solar PV project in the world, and won MENA Solar Deal of the Year- Project Finance International 2020

A Middle East SWF as local sponsor on its involvement in Hamriyah IPP in Sharjah, UAE through to financial close. This deal won MENA Power Deal of the Year – IJGlobal 2020

Consortium on its bid for the Fujairah 3 IPP in the UAE.

Consortium on its bid for the multi-utility (14 plants) Red Sea Utility PPP, in Saudi Arabia.

Consortium on its bids for the 1GW Tanajib IWPP and 1GW Jafurah IWPP in Saudi Arabia; on Facility E IWPP in Qatar and on Guam 400MW IPP through to financial close.

Middle Eastern SWF on confidential outbound power PE investments.

Sponsors on the O&M contract for an Asian wind project.

Private equity fund on two (2) x 10MW solar IPP acquisitions in Jordan.

Sponsors on the EPC and O&M arrangements associated with a suite of IPPs in Kenya.

Middle Eastern Governments on the establishment of a new Green Free Zone, national water strategy, and environmental standards and regulations.

Consortium on bids for a Rabigh 3 IWP, Shuqaiq 3 IWP Yanbu 4 IWP, Jubail 3B IWP and Dammam ISTP and Jeddah 2 ISTP, all in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030.

A Middle Eastern Government on waste projects including PPPs

Sponsors on a Middle East industrial effluent treatment PPP project.

Sponsors on the Barwon Biosolids PPP in Australia.

Sponsors on the Eastern Creek Waste PPP in Australia.

Advised on 50+ district cooling/trigeneration projects including for: MiSK City, Masdar City, Seaworld Abu Dhabi, Dubai EXPO2020, Lusail City; Riyadh Avenues, KFUPM Business Park; Jeddah Tower; Saadiyat Island; King Abdulaziz Road, New York University; Eastern Mangroves; TDIC Headquarters; ADNEC Capital Center; Danet Cit; Abu Dhabi World Trade Center, Yas Island, Palm Jebel Ali, Jimi Mall, Palazzo Versace, Mina Rashid, Dubai Maritime City, Bahrain World Trade Center, Zayed University, Reem Island, City Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, Presidential Palace, Dubai Sports City, Akoya Oxygen, Mirdif Hills, ICT Tower, Danat Hospital, Jabal Omar, Maryah Island, Raha Beach, Raha Gardens, Prince Sultan Cultural City, Jeddah Headquarters, Al Mamoura, Confidential acquisitions in Malaysia, UAE, Saudi Arabia. Advised a Middle Eastern Government on the establishment of laws and regulations for district cooling.

O&G / LNG / Natural Gas

European energy company on its JV for a greenfield petrochemical project in Abu Dhabi.

International energy major on its standard form international EPC contract for use in O&G projects as well as a "wrap around guarantee" for splitting EPC contracts.

ADB in relation to the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India (TAPI) pipeline project.

International O&G company on its bid for a gas processing facility in Croatia and on their standard international EPC contract.

Giga Construction Projects and PPPs - Cities, Transport, Healthcare, Education, Housing, Infrastructure

SWFs/State owned entities on several confidential Middle Eastern PPP projects and giga construction projects.

International O&G company on EPCM arrangements for an Asian LNG Receiving Terminal.

O&G services company on construction contracts for onshore drilling rigs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

UAE government-owned entities on syngas processing and storage facilities, including gas sales contracts, EPC and concession arrangements; distribution network contracts and on multiple gas concession projects including under concession, DBO and EPC contracting models.

Middle Eastern Government entity on education and transport PPPs.

Sponsors on the first project financed workers’ accommodation PPP in Saudi Arabia; a SWF on three large workers' accommodation DBFO projects in Saudi Arabia; Concession grantor on the first project financed workers’ accommodation PPP in the UAE.

Sponsors on the construction (and PPP pass through aspects) of NYU University Abu Dhabi PPP, Zayed University PPP and Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University PPP.

Sponsor on its bid for the Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport PPP in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

Insights

Client Alert

March 9, 2021
Hydrogen: State of Play in the GCC

Energy Law Exchange

September 16, 2020
Waste to Energy Projects

Newsletter

September 11, 2020
Energy Newsletter September 2020

View all

Credentials

B.Com, LLB, University of Tasmania, with honors

High Court of Australia

Hong Kong

Tasmania

Victoria

Australian Business Group

International District Energy Association

Society of Construction Law

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Projects & Energy


Chambers Global, 2010–2021

Leading Lawyer, United Arab Emirates: construction


Chambers Global, 2010–2021

"Leading Individual", Tier 1, Saudi Arabia Projects & Energy


Legal500 EMEA, 2018-2020

Highly Regarded - UAE - PPP/PFI Project development Project finance


IFLR 1000 (2020)

Who's Who Legal Construction


2017 - 2021

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Energy & Infrastructure


Legal 500, 2010–2021

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Construction


Legal 500, 2014–2021

"Absolutely first class—the best non-contentious lawyer in the UAE."


Chambers Global

"Exceptionally competent projects transactional lawyer”…with “…deep experience on non-contentious construction matters,


Chambers Global

"Noted for his experience in utility PPPs and the firm's high-profile matters, he is the guy to go to for developers or


Chambers Global

"The perfect combination of very strong background and very strong skills in legal matters regarding M&A and projects"


Chambers Global

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Projects & Energy


Chambers Global, 2010–2021

Leading Lawyer, United Arab Emirates: construction


Chambers Global, 2010–2021

"Leading Individual", Tier 1, Saudi Arabia Projects & Energy


Legal500 EMEA, 2018-2020

Highly Regarded - UAE - PPP/PFI Project development Project finance


IFLR 1000 (2020)

Who's Who Legal Construction


2017 - 2021

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Energy & Infrastructure


Legal 500, 2010–2021

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Construction


Legal 500, 2014–2021

"Absolutely first class—the best non-contentious lawyer in the UAE."


Chambers Global

"Exceptionally competent projects transactional lawyer”…with “…deep experience on non-contentious construction matters,


Chambers Global

"Noted for his experience in utility PPPs and the firm's high-profile matters, he is the guy to go to for developers or


Chambers Global

"The perfect combination of very strong background and very strong skills in legal matters regarding M&A and projects"


Chambers Global