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Liva Juna-Orleane


Liva Juna-Orleane is an associate in the Project Development & Finance practice, based in Abu Dhabi.

Liva has focused on advising clients in the infrastructure and energy sector (including renewable energy projects) on a wide range of matters.

She also has experience advising sponsors and lenders on projects in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and Central Asia regions.


Representative matters

NEOM Company, Saudi Arabia's new city gigaproject development company, on a $6.5 billion green energy joint venture with ACWA Power and Air Products that will incorporate the region's largest wind and solar renewables production projects (4GW in total), as well as a ground-breaking green hydrogen / green ammonia export project.

EverWind Fuels, a company established by the co-founder of Stonepeak Investment Partners, on Canada's first green hydrogen / export megaproject, in Nova Scotia.

Masdar and Bee'ah on the development and financing of the pioneering Sharjah Waste-to-Energy Project in Sharjah, UAE.

Casa Dos Ventos and Comerc on a joint venture to produce and market green hydrogen in Brazil.

Emirates Global Aluminium on a $1.6 billion bauxite mine and related infrastructure in Guinea.

ACME on development of a $3.5 billion green ammonia project at Special Economic Zone at the Port of Duqm in Oman.*

Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) on the build, finance, maintenance and transfer of schools in the Zayed City Schools PPP Project, Abu Dhabi, UAE.*

Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), in collaboration with the Department of Municipal and Transport (DMT) on finance, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of LED energy-efficient luminaires in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as part of the Abu Dhabi Road Lighting Programme*

Tatweer Building Company on first phase of its pathfinder PPP project (together with Ministry of Education as co-procurer) to design, construct and manage 60 schools in Jeddah and Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.*

Bidder on its bid for the Al Ansar Hospital PPP project for design, build, equipment procurement, operations and maintenance of the new Al Ansar Hospital in the city of Al-Madinah Al Munawwara, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.*

The financing of one of the first and largest PPP toll road projects in Central Asia - the Almaty Ring Road PPP project, or BAKAD PPP.*

The project company on the development and financing of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project in Greece, Albania and Italy.*

TAP-Calik on construction of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) power transmission line in Turkmenistan.*

The project company on the development and financing of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project.*

Sponsors, China Harbour and Tolaram on issues connected to the financing, construction and operation of a container port in the Lekki free trade zone in Lagos, Nigeria, with finance to be provided by the Chinese Development Bank.*

OMERS Infrastructure, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board and SSE on the sale of MapleCo, a leading Smart Meter Asset Provider in the UK, to Equitix.*

Standard Chartered Bank on the sale of its private equity arm to funds managed by ICG Strategic Equity, part of Intermediate Capital Group Plc (ICG), underpinned by an MBO by Affirma Capital.*

Saudi Polymers Company on the US$ 800 million refinancing of a petrochemical facility in Saudi Arabia.*

Equitix on its acquisition of a UK renewables infrastructure portfolio including five operating wind farms and one operating solar project from BlackRock Real Assets.*

Hitachi Rail Europe on its disposal of a 30% stake in Agility Trains West to a consortium comprised of Dalmore Capital, Equitix Investment Management, Japan Infrastructure Initiative Company and Rock Rail Holdings.*

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on its acquisition of RWE's 50.04% stake in innogy Grid Holding.*

*Denotes prior firm experience.



Solicitor, England and Wales


BPP University LPC, Accelerated Legal Practice Course

University of Nottingham LLB, First degree Honours Law


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.