Joe Clinton


Joe advises sponsors, borrowers, lenders, export credit agencies and multilaterals on project development and financing, with a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors. 
He previously worked in the firm’s Istanbul, Moscow and London offices. Joe also has extensive experience advising lenders and borrowers on a range of restructuring, Islamic, leveraged, structured, real estate and general corporate financing transactions.



Representative matters

An international energy company on the development of a green hydrogen project in South Africa.

An international energy company on the development of a portfolio of sustainable aviation fuel projects in Europe.

Masdar, EDF and Nesma on the project financing of the 300MW Jeddah PV project in Saudi Arabia’s part of REPDO's second procurement round.

A public petroleum and natural gas company in relation to their investment in the Rabigh 2 and Shuaibah 2 solar PV IPPs.

The export credit agencies (including K-Exim, K-SURE and SACE) on the development and financing of USD6bn integrated polymers complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.

A sponsor on the development and financing of a world scale cracker and petrochemical complex located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

The sponsor on the Shuweihat 4 RO IWP project in Abu Dhabi.

The lenders on the first limited recourse financing in KSA for the project financing for Quantum Switch Tamasuk’s development of a hyperscale-grade data centre.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, The Law Society of England and Wales
Joe has great commercial awareness. His contribution is invaluable, especially around negotiations. He is also very efficient in his ways of working.



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2005


BA, Law, Queens' College, Cambridge University, 2001

LPC, Nottingham Law School, 2002


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.