Richard Chamberlain

Senior Associate

Richard is a project development and construction lawyer who advises governments, developers, lenders and contractors on large-scale infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on energy transition, digital infrastructure and giga-project development.
Having been based in the Middle East for over a decade, he has extensive experience advising on public-private-partnerships (PPPs) and project financings across a diverse array of sectors, including energy, utilities, social infrastructure, transport, tourism, oil and gas and petrochemicals. Richard takes a highly commercial and pragmatic approach to his work and clients regularly praise Richard for his solution-oriented advice, knowledge of the Middle East and ability to get deals done.


Representative matters

Natixis CIB on the project financing of a datacentre located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

A gas and oil company of the limited recourse financing of a portfolio of decentralised solar PV assets located across the GCC.

Tatweer Building Company on the establishment of its KSA Schools PPP programme.

The sponsors on a green ammonia project located in Duqm, Sultanate of Oman.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority



Admitted as lawyer, England and Wales, 2014


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), The College of Law, 2009-2012

Bachelor of Science in International Management, University of Manchester, 2005-2009

Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP (practising in the Emirate of Dubai as “Allen & Overy RLLP” pending the registration completion of the new name with the relevant UAE local authorities) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763.
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.