Paridhi Poddar


Paridhi is experienced in general corporate, acquisition, leverage, project and Islamic financing transactions.
She also has experience advising on restructuring issues. Paridhi trained and qualified in the firm’s London office.


Representative matters

Qiddiya Investment Company on a commodity murabaha financing for the Six Flags Theme Park, supported with guarantees from the UKEF and PIF.

SEC on its USD3bn commodity murabaha financing in 2023, involving a syndicate of four banks (spread across UAE, KSA and Kuwait).

Al Meswak for its Sharia compliant acquisition facility.

A local UAE bank on the transition of its bilateral loan portfolio to RFRs.

The borrower on the financing of a large infrastructure project in KSA.



BA LLB, National University of Juridical Sciences, 2018

BCL (Law), University of Oxford, 2019

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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.