Sidley Austin has added a new partner to its project finance practice in Washington, the firm announced Tuesday.
Ayaz Shaikh, formerly a partner in the Washington office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, focuses his practice on oil and gas, renewable energy, road, rail, real estate, telecommunications, natural resources and commodities, among others. He represents clients such as international energy companies, international banks, government ministries and multinational agencies. One of his recent projects include a 2,000-kilometer rail infrastructure development in Mongolia estimated about $5 billion, according to a press release.
Shaikh clerked for Judge William Conner in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center.
“Ayaz’s cross-border experience will enable us to pursue additional infrastructure opportunities in both the U.S., as well as non-U.S. markets,” Thomas Albrecht, managing partner of Sidley’s Asia Pacific offices and co-head of the global finance practice, said in a written statement. “He brings broad industry experience with leading projects players and has a strong reputation in Asia which experts predict will be the fastest growing infrastructure region during the next twenty years.”