Director, Student Energy
Shayan is an English Law qualified solicitor who advises clients on a range of commercial projects and financings – he is currently an Associate in the finance and projects team at a US-headquartered law firm, working in their Dubai office. In this role he represents lenders, sponsors and borrowers on syndicated and bilateral conventional and Shari’a compliant financings, including general lending, project finance, ECA and real estate finance. In addition, Shayan has been involved with several prominent restructurings in the region.
Recognised as the energy hub of Canada, completing his undergraduate education in Calgary exposed Shayan to a realm of energy-industry related endeavours. What continuously stood out was the role of law, the crux of policy, energy, economics and society, and how it is instrumental in business, bridging together key components vital for operations in the energy sector.
Shayan has been involved with Student Energy initiatives in the past, having attended the international summit in Trondheim, including (i) assisting with initial planning of Regional Summits and (ii) the Global Energy Literacy Research Programme, looking at defining energy literacy, players in the energy literacy area and regional differences, in collaboration with an international analytics organisation.
Having lived in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Shayan understands the complexities associated with multi-jurisdictional transactions and engaging with global stakeholders, and is looking forward to working with Student Energy and the team, positively working towards youth empowerment in the world of energy.