Partner, Banking and Finance
Stephen Knight is a Banking and Finance partner in Dentons' Abu Dhabi office, advising on English law and UAE law. Having worked in Abu Dhabi since 2008, he has experience advising grantors, sponsors/borrowers and lenders on a wide range of finance transactions and regularly advises on both finance documents (conventional and Islamic) and commercial contracts. Stephen has particular expertise in power (renewable and thermal) and water financings. Specific examples of his renewable power related experience include the Shams 1 CSP 100MW solar IPP (the first major Solar Power Project in the region) and DEWA 800MW PV IPP Project (Phase 3). He also advises on infrastructure/BOT/PPP transactions (including district cooling, rail, roads and social infrastructure transactions across the region). Recent corporate financing highlights include advising Aldar Properties PJSC on its sustainability linked loans and First Abu Dhabi Bank and HSBC on a sustainability linked loan to Etihad Airways PJSC.