Speaker Profile

Mona Dajani

Global Head of Renewables, Energy & Infrastructure and Hydrogen & Ammonia Practice Groups, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Ms Dajani, dual qualified as a lawyer in the U.S. and England and a licensed professional engineer, serves as a lead lawyer in complex acquisitions, dispositions, financing and project development transactions involving energy and infrastructure facilities in the United States and around the world. She has for over 20 years been counsel to many of the world's most prominent development and investment companies in connection with hundreds of successful infrastructure, real estate and energy transactions, and projects in conventional and Islamic equity and debt transactions. She is highly regarded for her vast experience in projects involving solar, wind, hydrogen, hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass, waste energy and other renewable energy facilities, as well as large-scale gas and LNG-fired cogeneration plants, coal gasification, transmission lines, and oil and gas pipelines.

Ms Dajani represents sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, export credit agencies, investment funds, governments, banks, developers, institutional investors, lenders, pension fund advisers, contractors and asset management companies with respect to a wide range of shariah-compliant finance and investment transactions across the core practice areas of banking, project finance, capital markets, restructuring, M&A, investment funds and dispute resolution. She has expertise in structuring, documenting and negotiating complex transactions and developing innovative shariah-compliant techniques, including finance, regulation, project and asset finance, hedging and swap transactions, funds and other structures, including sukuk issues.

Ms Dajani has repeatedly been recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000, The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2020) and is winner of Law360 MVP 2020 award in the Project Finance category. She was elected to the board of directors for the American Council on Renewable Energy in 2015 and appointed as a Fellow to the Construction Lawyers Society (2017-present), an accolade given to only 42 lawyers.

Ms Dajani is a regular contributor and commentator for CNN radio, POLITICO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Fox News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio (NPR) and USA Today, among others.