Chadbourne & Parke has snared a three-partner project finance team from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP).

Former BLP partners Agnieszka Klich, Jon Nash and Sohail Barkatali will all join the firm as partners based in the London office.

Chadbourne managing partner, Charles O’Neill, commented: “The team is a major enhancement of the firm’s ability to serve our project finance clients. They are exceptional lawyer who all have experience in the Middle East and Africa.”

Chadbourne has expanded the project finance team as part of the firm’s wider strategy.

The firm launched in Dubai to service its energy clients and bulked up its project finance team promoting three energy lawyers to the partnership.

Recent key transactions include the Marafiq independent water and power project in Saudi Arabia.