As a partner here in Bird & Bird's Banking & Finance Group in London, I have in-depth experience in cross-border and domestic debt finance and syndicate financings, capital markets, real estate finance, structured finance, project finance and restructurings.

Working on behalf of European and US private equity sponsors, lenders, borrowers, hedge funds, development banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and corporates, I have extensive expertise in the energy, fintech, manufacturing, insurance and sports & leisure sectors and a particular interest in private equity and alternative finance.

My practice includes acquisition and leveraged finance – senior and mezzanine – and debt restructurings, real estate finance, debt capital markets, private placements and project finance focusing on renewables and oil & gas.

Before joining Bird & Bird, I was a partner at another international law firm. My international credentials include periods working in London and Tokyo, advising clients throughout Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. I speak English, French, Persian and Azerbaijani.

Education
  • Cambridge, LLM, Law (First Class)
  • The London School of Economics, LLB, Law (First Class)
Admissions
  • Law Society of England & Wales in 2002