Najwan Nayef Counsel - Not admitted in TX; practicing as a Foreign Legal Consultant

Najwan has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer on corporate and commercial transactions, and has led projects in various stages of development from initial bid, through deal closure and into commercial operation. Najwan is currently advising clients in the energy and power sectors, with an emphasis on energy transition.

Najwan advises clients on all aspects of the delivery of construction and engineering projects for offshore wind, solar and renewable natural energy and is experienced in drafting and negotiating engineering, procurement and construction agreements (and FIDIC Red Book, Yellow Book and Silver Book based agreements in the Middle East), services agreements, supply agreements, operation and maintenance agreements and purchase and sale agreements for renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets. Najwan also has experience advising on corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Najwan practiced as a solicitor in Australia, and was an associate for international law firms in global jurisdictions, including Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. She is certified as a Foreign Legal Consultant by the State Bar of Texas and admitted to practice in New South Wales, Australia.

  • Western Sydney University, JD Bachelor of Laws LLB, 2001
  • Arabic
  • Author, "Carrying out Industrial Projects in Qatar," Qatar Gulf Times Newspaper, October 2, 2009
  • Not admitted in TX; practicing as a Foreign Legal Consultant
  • NSW Australia
  • Presenter, "The New Commercial Companies Law and How It Impacts Entrepreneurs," Qatar International Expo for Support Services and Business Solutions, 2016
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