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Phil Hanson

Phil Hanson

Senior Associate

Phil is a senior associate in the Projects and Project Finance division.



Based in our Dubai office, he has experience acting for sponsors, lenders (including involving export credit agencies, multilaterals and Islamic banks) and procurers across a broad range of international project development, project finance and project construction work.

He has advised on projects across the Middle East, specialising in the energy and infrastructure sectors, with a particular focus on conventional and renewable power, and water.

Phil is rated as a "Rising Star" by IFLR1000.

Phil's experience includes advising on:

  • The Fujairah F3 power project in the UAE, as well as power projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Turkey, Bangladesh, Greece and Mozambique
  • Water projects in Oman, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Chile
  • The strategic procurement and implementation of a new city development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • The development and financing of the Sharjah waste-to-energy project (awarded "Clean Energy Deal of the Year" for the Middle East and Africa region at the Project Finance International Awards 2018, "Structural Loan Deal of the Year" at the Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Middle East Awards 2018, and "Waste Deal of the Year" for the Middle East and North Africa region at the IJ Global Awards 2018


Phil holds a Master of Arts in French and German from the University of Oxford.