Mehraab Nazir has moved from law firm WFW’s London office to join the Singapore office as a partner in its international project and structured finance group.

Nazir advises on all aspects of structured asset and project finance related matters – particularly with regard to aviation and in the renewables, power and energy space. His recent asset experience includes advising banks and large corporates on acquisitions and disposals of a number of “big ticket” aircraft and other leasing companies; and advising lessors, lessees and manufacturers in relation to cross-border operating lease transactions; as well as advising on debt financing, joint ventures, insolvencies and restructurings.

Nazir’s recent renewable energy experience includes acting for a lender on the refinancing of a UK onshore wind farm; advising the lenders on the financing of a European offshore wind farm; advising the prospective purchaser of a UK offshore wind farm; and acting for the developer of a portfolio of solar thermal power and photovoltaic plants.

Nazir comments on his move: “It is a great opportunity for me to join WFW Singapore’s project and structured finance team and being involved in the continued development of the practice. I look forward to working with my new colleagues, including recently appointed partner Josh Clarke, and contributing to the growth of the firm’s business in Asia.”

Chris Lowe, partner and head of the Singapore office, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Nazir, whose skills and experience will enhance our project finance team and in particular our aircraft finance and renewable energy capability in Asia.”