Robin Bayley


Robin Bayley is a partner in the Project Development & Finance Group based in our Abu Dhabi office. He has advised on some of the largest and most significant energy and infrastructure projects in the MENA region in recent years across the oil & gas, petrochemicals, metals and mining and power sectors. Robin focuses on complex, multi-source financings involving banks, export credit agencies, Islamic finance and project bonds.

Selected Experience

  • The Dow Chemical Company on the financing of the US$20 billion Sadara Petrochemicals project in Saudi Arabia
  • Mubadala Development Company PJSC, Total S.A. and Occidental Petroleum Corporation on the US$4.2 billion refinancing of the Dolphin Project in the United Arab Emirates and the State of Qatar
  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on the development and financing of Phase 1 of the Etihad Rail project in the United Arab Emirates
  • Alcoa Inc. in relation to the development and financing of the US$10.8 billion Aluminium Smelter and Rolling Mill Project at Ras Al Zour, Saudi Arabia
  • Sumitomo Corporation on the development and financing of the 100MW Dorper wind farm in South Africa


  • “Financing of LNG Regasification Facilities,” Executive View, 2010
  • Interviewed and quoted for “The Keys to Renewable Energy Success in the Middle East,” International Financial Law Review, March 2013


  • Monash University, Australia, LL.B./B.A.


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