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Nijoe Joseph

T: +971 4 407 3921 M: +971 50 644 3571 Email Nijoe | Vcard Office: Dubai

Awards

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Nijoe Joseph Partner

Contact details

Nijoe Joseph

Nijoe Joseph
Partner

T: +971 4 407 3921 M: +971 50 644 3571 Email Nijoe | Vcard Office: Dubai

A banking and finance expert in the Dubai office with a particular focus on asset and structured finance, Nijoe is well known for using his broad experience of complex, cross-border transactions and developing innovative structures specialising in the maritime and aviation sectors. Clients value his highly commercial and pragmatic approach.

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Nijoe's experience in the Middle East consists of portfolio (maritime and aviation) acquisitions and disposals, complex loan (bilateral and syndicated) financings, Islamic financings, operating and financing leasing transactions. He advises all major national and international lenders, investors, lessors and operators around the world on financing structures involving the maritime and aviation industries.  

He has worked on path breaking aviation matters involving reputed names from the domestic and international aviation industries. He is reputed in the market for his work involving complex multi-jurisdictional security structures for aircraft components and spare parts - leasing and financing.

Nijoe's client base also consists of reputed UAE family houses, businesses, governmental departments and high net worth individuals whom he also advises on all aspects of UAE corporate and commercial law. This includes but is not limited to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and on project finance matters. 

Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Nijoe was the legal advisor to the maritime department of Department of Transport for the Government of Abu Dhabi. He is also a frequent guest lecturer to the Hamburg School of Business Maritime, teaching students business related issues regarding Islamic finance and the shipping industry.
  • Ship and offshore finance
  • Banking and financial services regulation
  • Corporate
  • Aviation finance

Advised a large petrochemical trading company in the UAE in acquisition of their shipping fleet of tankers with transactions worth over US$50 million.

Advised a large UAE Bank on a complex vessel lease finance transaction worth US$265 million for a super specialised derrick lay vessel.

Advised a leading offshore services company in structuring senior and mezzanine finance for acquisition of a fleet of offshore supply vessels. 

More: Ship and offshore finance

Basel III obligations
Advised one of the largest international Chinese banks on their Basel III obligations under the UAE Central Bank.

DFSA regulatory advice
Advised large Chinese bank based out of the Dubai International Financial Centre on their compliance with the Dubai Financial Services Authority’s (DFSA) regulations.

International Islamic finance
Advised DIFC based bank on their participation in an international Islamic finance transaction and their compliance under DFSA regulations. 

More: Banking and financial services regulation

Leading educational group - M&A deal
Advised a leading school operator in their acquisition of an American curriculum school in the UAE of a deal amounting to UAE Dirhams 55 million.

UAE business establishment
Advised one of the world's leading lubricants manufacturer on their establishment in the UAE and structuring their man power related issues.

UAE professional services company acquisition
Advised the largest facilities management organisation in their acquisition of UAE based professional services company in a transaction worth UAE Dirhams 12 million.

More: Corporate

Aircraft fleet acquisition
Advised a leading private aircraft owner and operator in the acquisition of their fleet of 22 fixed wing and rotary aircrafts.

Complex hybrid aircraft financing
Advised a large UAE bank on complex hybrid financing involving aircraft engines and components in a multi-jurisdictional transaction amounting to over US$200 million.

Large aircraft components financing
Advised UAE bank on aircraft components financing for large international aircraft components financier in transactions valued at over US$100 million.

More: Aviation finance

  • Shipping
  • Aviation

Ship sale and purchase

Advising lessors, owners and operators on portfolio and individual vessel sale and purchases.

Finance and leasing

Advising lessors and financiers on debt financings, operating lessor financings, Islamic financings and leases of sea going vessels and offshore support vessels.

Government liaising

Advising on UAE laws and regulations and acting as liaison with the Federal Transport Authority of the UAE particularly in registering and de-registering vessels, recording maritime mortgages and other related matters. 
 
More: Shipping

Aircraft  sale & purchase

Advising lessors, corporate aircraft owners and operators on portfolio and individual aircraft sale and purchases.

Finance & leasing

Advising lessors and financiers on debt financings, operating lessor financings, Islamic financings and leases of aircraft, aircraft engines and spare parts. 

Government liaising

Advising on UAE laws and regulations and acting as liaison with the General Civil Aviation Authority of the UAE particularly in registering and de-registering aircrafts, recording aircraft mortgages and other related matters. 


More: Aviation

  • UAE
Advising on the fleet acquisition of a leading UAE based oil and gas trading and shipping company amounting to over US$200 million.

Advising a large syndicate of local and international banks on complex multi-jurisdictional aircraft components and engines transaction worth over US$100 million.

Advising international and local lenders to one of the largest vessel owner and operators in the world on UAE law issues in a vessel construction and financing transaction worth over US$115 million.
 
More: UAE

Awards

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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