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Hannah Daintry

Legal Director - Energy & Infrastructure

Hannah is an experienced transactional lawyer with broad projects, corporate, finance and general commercial law experience.  

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  • Advising the head office and regional commercial teams on all legal aspects of DP World’s C$580 acquisition of Prince Rupert Container Terminal in British Columbia, Canada, from Deutsche Bank AG including negotiating the share purchase agreement and transitional arrangements, coordinating the merger control and regulatory approvals as well as amendments to the port lease and rail arrangements. 

  • Negotiating the acquisition by DP World of its joint venture partner’s majority stake in Embraport terminal, Brazil, as well as restructuring the company’s existing debt in that terminal business.

  • Advising on the US$405 million acquisition by DP World of Maritime World, the owner of Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks World in Dubai. 

  • Advising on setting up a US$ 3.7 billion investment partnership between DP World and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of North America’s largest pension fund managers to invest jointly in ports and terminals globally.

  • Advising on various commercial contracts, including terminal services agreements, management agreements and sponsorship contracts.

  • Advising commercial lenders and export credit agencies supporting bidders on all legal aspects of bids for various GCC power and desalination plant projects. 

  • Advising the lenders on the US$2bn Islamic financing of the Madinah Airport Expansion in Saudi Arabia (including project financing, construction and operation documents). 

  • Advising the corporate sponsors in relation to a US$2bn multi-sourced financed acrylates integrated petrochemical project in Saudi Arabia (including the project financing, offtake and marketing agreements, project management, construction and other project documents). 

  • Assisting TAQA on the contractual arrangements for a waste to energy project in Abu Dhabi. 

  • Advising an emerging markets PE fund on investments in Nigerian and Zambian power assets. 

  • Advising a major UAE national telecommunications company on unincorporated joint venture arrangements to construct and operate telecommunications infrastructure. 

  • Assisting the Sharjah Petroleum Council on transfer operating contracts for the Sajaa gas fields. 


  • DP World, Dubai

  • Linklaters, London, Singapore & Dubai



  • England & Wales


  • Legal Practice Course (Commendation), Nottingham Law School, 2006 

  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation), Nottingham Law School, 2005 

  • BA History & French (Hons), University of Nottingham, 2004

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