Carbon Holdings’ Counsel joins law firm Norton Rose Fulbright as O&G partner

Norton Rose Fulbright

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced the appointment of Poupak Anjomshoaa to partner in the London office. She joins from Carbon Holdings, a developer, owner and operator of petrochemicals projects, where she was General Counsel.

With over 20 years’ experience in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors, Poupak has a broad skill-set spanning dispute resolution and transactional work. She has a particular focus on downstream oil and gas and large scale petrochemicals projects.

Nick Grandage, Norton Rose Fulbright head of banking and finance, Europe, Middle East and Asia, commented:

“I am delighted that Poupak has joined us. Her experience in all aspects of work in the energy sector and broad geographical focus will significantly enhance our offering to clients across our global practice.”

Charles Whitney, Norton Rose Fulbright partner and head of energy, Europe, Middle East and Africa commented:

“This is an exciting opportunity for our energy practice. We have always had a strong petrochemicals and downstream oil and gas practice but Poupak’s arrival gives us a unique opportunity to quickly expand our practice in Egypt and further strengthen our offering in the MENA region and more widely.”

Poupak Anjomshoaa commented:

“Norton Rose Fulbright’s global presence, strong industry experience and first-rate profile in projects and the energy sector provide a very exciting platform for me. I look forward to working with my new colleagues around the world and expanding the petrochemicals practice, alongside the wider power and infrastructure practices.”

Norton Rose Fulbright’s leading oil and gas practice is ranked in the top tier in the 2017 Legal 500 directory and has advised on nine “deal of the year” awarded by leading trade publications Project Finance International (PFI) and IJ Global. The firm has also been awarded “Law Firm of the Year for 2017” by PFI.

Poupak is a projects, energy and construction lawyer based in London. She has twenty years of very broad experience in both disputes and transactional matters in the construction and energy sectors, having trained at the London construction bar and practised in the energy, construction and international arbitration departments of two major global law firms before going in-house for four years as the general counsel and company secretary of a privately owned group of companies engaged in developing, owning and operating major petrochemicals projects.

In her role as general counsel and company secretary she dealt with all legal aspects of the day to day operations of the group including negotiating a broad range of project and other commercial agreements, managing any disputes and working closely with the commercial and technical teams in the management and development of a multi-billion dollar nonrecourse project financed deal in Egypt with multi-sourced debt financing being obtained through export credit agency and DFI loans and equity investments from a number of DFIs and IFIs.

Poupak’s practise focuses on the petrochemicals sector but she also has substantial expertise of the power and infrastructure sectors including major road and rail projects for the Government of Trinidad & Tobago.

(Norton Rose Fulbright Press Release)

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