Neil Cuthbert

Company: Dentons

Position: Partner Dubai

Cuthbert is a banking and finance partner specialising in project and infrastructure financings. He has been based in Dubai since 2001 and has extensive experience of advising banks, governments, borrowers, sponsors and others in project financing transactions covering a wide range industries, including the oil and gas, electricity, water, mining, leisure, transportation and telecommunications industries.

Cuthbert also has a general banking practice that includes advising banks, borrowers and others on a wide range of banking products, including, lending, structured finance, derivatives, trade finance, development finance and restructurings.

He has lectured on a range of banking subjects including at the Euromoney Winter and Summer Schools of project finance.  Cuthbert is the author of the firm’s Standard Introduction to project finance and is a past leader of its International Projects Group.

Cuthbert was head of the Dubai office from 2001 to 2010.

Cuthbert was managing partner of the firm’s Middle East offices from 2005 to 2011 and is currently senior partner of the firms’ Middle East offices. He is also a member of the Policy and Planning Board of Dentons UKMEA LLP and sits on the general advisory committee of Dentons. He is also a member of the Global Board of Dentons.

Cuthbert has advised on financing transactions for Emirates Steel Industries expansion, PetroRabigh and Raz al-Zour IWPP for Sumitomo Corporation and Limitless mudaraba.


Tel: (+971) 4 402 0900