Farah El Yacoubi


Farah is an associate in the Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Group based in Paris.

Farah advises on project finance and development aspects of international energy and infrastructure projects and export finance transactions. She has experience acting for sponsors, government entities, and lenders on the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects.Farah’s experience includes advising on various renewables projects (including solar, wind and hydropower), infrastructure projects (including schools, hospitals, ports and telecommunications) and other strategic development programmes, in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Farah is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales.



Representative matters

DIF Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition of two greenfield wind farm projects in Grajewo and Sulmierzyce from OX2.

Engie on the development of the Noirmutier Le Treport offshore wind project.

The developers in connection with the disposal of a wind farm in Romania with envisaged total capacity of 99.2 MW.

A consortium on the development, construction and financing of the Noor Midelt Phase I Integrated Thermal Solar and PV Power Plant in Morocco.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2018


Master in Advanced Global Studies, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po (2023)

MA in Business Strategy and Finance, BPP Law School, 2018

Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2016

LLB, Law, SOAS, University of London, 2014 (First class honours)

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.