Renad Younes is the firm’s Global Head of Finance, Regional Managing Partner for the Middle East and a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Development & Finance practices.
Renad Younes advises corporations, financial institutions and governments on local and international M&A transactions and projects that cover a wide range of sectors, including energy and infrastructure. She leads her clients through complex M&A processes, as well as energy and infrastructure greenfield project development, in the renewables, transitional energy, upstream, midstream, downstream and LNG sectors.
Her deep sector and industry knowledge and combination of M&A and project development experience enables her to also frequently advise on complex carve-outs that are followed by IPOs, equity offerings and debt offerings where her industry knowledge is applied to structure the relevant assets and interests to achieve successful and strategic capital raisings.
Known for her innovation and solution-oriented approach in the energy sector, she also has an extensive track record assisting clients in setting up innovative and agenda setting projects and legal structures, including market facing trading companies and first in kind transitional energy companies.
Renad is listed and top ranked by Chambers and Legal 500 in both M&A and energy categories, and is listed in the “Hall of Fame” (the only lawyer listed in that category) for UAE Oil, Gas and Natural Resources by Legal 500 EMEA 2022. Chambers Global states that Renad Younes is extensively praised by clients as ‘an exceptionally gifted transaction legal counsel’ while Legal 500 says that Renad is described by clients as a ‘trusted advisor’ and ‘revered’ throughout the energy value chain.
Renad was named on IFLR 1000’s Women Leaders 2022 list of “highly regarded” lawyers worldwide. IFLR 1000 describes the Women Leaders as ‘the leading female transactional lawyers in the world’ and notes that they have impressive track records and are consistently recommended by clients and peers for the quality of their advice and service.
Renad Younes regularly writes and speaks on topics relating to energy, transitional energy and infrastructure.
Renad is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
*Denotes prior firm experience
LLM - Public International Law
LLB - Bachelor of Laws
BSc - Science and Biology