Shah Jahan H. Khandokar - McDermott Will & Emery


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.

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  • 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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  • The Legal 500 UK, Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Power, Next Generation Partner, 2023 – 2024
  • Best Lawyers in United Kingdom, Energy and Natural Resources Law, Ones to Watch, 2023 – 2024


  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, member


BPP Law School, LPC
BPP Law School, PgDL
University of Nottingham, BA, with honors

England and Wales

Supreme Court of England and Wales