Shah Jahan Khandokar focuses his practice on project development and has extensive experience in energy and infrastructure projects across the full energy value chain.
He has broad experience in a range of energy subsectors including conventional power, renewables, hydrogen, oil and gas, LNG, and trading. Shah Jahan has a focus on international energy projects in emerging and frontier markets (in particular, Central and South Asia, MENA and sub-Saharan Africa), with experience advising foreign investors/sponsors, lenders, and host governments.
His experience includes acting in LNG and pipeline projects, and both conventional and renewable power projects, including several first-in-country projects. His clients include multilateral organisations, power developers, international oil companies, mining companies and trading houses.
Prior to joining McDermott, Shah Jahan worked for an international law firm where he was the leader of the firm’s Global Energy team think tank.
Advised a consortium led by BP and SOCAR on one of the world’s largest energy projects, the US$40 billion Shah Deniz 2 gas project in Azerbaijan, including managing legal risk for portfolio of 10 EU buyers*
Represented a major oilfield services company on its entry in, and exit from, the Fortuna FLNG Project in Equatorial Guinea*
Represented a Japanese consortium in relation to a potential investment in the Tanzania LNG project*
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