Ankita Bhansali

Ankita Bhansali

Associate
Dubai

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +971 4 377 9299

Fax +971 4 377 9378

LanguagesEnglish, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Originally from India, raised in Israel and Belgium, studied law in the UK and worked in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Ankita Bhansali brings with her a unique international perspective.

Ankita has been with us since she was a trainee, having trained in London with an international secondment to Dubai. She holds an LLB degree from the University of Warwick and an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ankita has experience in advising local and international financial institutions and corporations on both conventional and Islamic finance transactions. With the aim of getting the deal done, Ankita spots potential issues before they become an issue for our clients, looking at the bigger picture and appreciating the commercial and legal dynamics involved. She brings knowledge and experience of working in UK, UAE, Israeli and Indian markets.

Ankita speaks Hindi, Gujarati, Hebrew and English.

Education and admissions

Education

Accelerated Legal Practice Course, BPP University Law School, Distinction, 2012

Masters In Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011

LLB (Hons) Law, University of Warwick, 2010

Memberships

Member of the Law Society of England Wales

Representative experience

Advising senior lenders on the financing of the Sudair IPP project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - one of the largest single-contracted Solar PV plants in the world and the largest in Saudi Arabia

Advising the Government of Dubai on term loans and contractor financing

Advising Investment Corporation of Dubai and Brookfield on a multi-billion dollar multi-sourced financing for a mega multi-user complex in Dubai

Advising Dubai Islamic Bank on an AED 1.84bn co-ownership facility for Investment Corporation of Dubai

Advising Deutsche Bank on a £20.8m commodity murabaha real estate financing

Advising Dubai Islamic Bank on an AED 740m ijara agreement for Shahara Centre shopping centre in Sharjah

Advising Dubai Islamic Bank on an AED 500m facility for Arady Developments LLC for the development of the Central Park Towers plot in the Dubai International Financial Centre

Advising lenders on an AED 500m financing for Joyalukkas Group, the largest, single-owned jewellery retail chain in the Middle East

Advising ICD in relation to the Royal Atlantis development

Advising Al Asilah Desalination Company in relation to the Sharqiyah IWP (reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant with dedicated PV solar facility)

Advising Taweelah RO Desalination Company LLC in relation to the Taweelah IWP in Abu Dhabhi

Advising lenders in relation to the Jubail 3A IWP in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Advising Investment Corporation of Dubai on its acquisition of the Porto Montenegro marina development, situated on the Adriatic coast in Tivat, Montenegro

Advising financiers on adverse actions taken by the Government of Djibouti and arranging for prepayment and release of security in relation to the mixed conventional and Islamic facility

Advising Noor Islamic Bank on an US$100m secured commodity

Advising Dubai Islamic Bank on an AED 220m istisna-structured Islamic financing facility to Emirates Aluminium Rolling (EMIROLL) LLC

Advising Emirates NBD on various bridge and syndicated construction facilities

Advising an Africa merchant bank in relation to an uncommitted trade finance facility

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