IFLR Middle East awards shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 16 Aug 2011
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The nominations for this year’s IFLR Middle East awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

The law firms listed on each deal are based on preliminary research and submissions. If your firm advised on one of these deals, but we do not have you listed, please email Gemma Varriale on gvarriale@euromoneyplc.com

The awards will be announced at the annual dinner on October 25 at the Burj Al-Arab in Dubai.

To reserve your table please email Denny Squibb at denny.squibb@iflrasia.com or call on: +852 2842 6945.


DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED DEAL OF THE YEAR

Aabar Investments exchangable bond

Allen & Overy

Linklaters


Emaar convertible bond

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Maples and Calder


Etisalat sukuk programme

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Maples and Calder

HSBC Bank Middle East's sukuk

Clifford Chance

Maples and Calder

Mourant Ozannes


MB Petroleum Services fixed rate USD notes

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Latham & Watkins

Maples and Calder

Shearman & Sterling

Trowers & Hamlins


Qatar Islamic Bank sukuk

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Hassan Al Khater Law Office

Herbert Smith

Walkers


Sharjah Islamic Bank sukuk

Clifford Chance

Dar Al Sharia Legal and Financial Consultancy

Maples and Calder

SNR Denton


EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR

Aluminium Bahrain IPO

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Hassan Radhi

Hatim S Zu’bi

Linklaters

Ziegler Ziegler & Associates


DP World: dual primary listing

Clifford Chance

Linklaters


Nawras IPO

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton

Trowers & Hamlins


Wataniya IPO

Allen & Overy

Amro & Associates Law Office

Latham & Watkins


M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR

Abraaj Capital/Network International

Allen & Overy

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Dewey & LeBoeuf

Linklaters

Aegis/Saudi Telecoms Company joint venture

Clifford Chance

Hourani & Associates

Linklaters


KEF Holdings disposal

Clifford Chance

Hadef & Partners

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


RBS’s UAE banking disposal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters


Investcorp/Tiryaki Agro

Balcioglu Selçuk Akman

Herbert Smith

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership


Vitol & Helios/Shell

Allen & Overy

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek 

Shalakany Law Office

Sharkawy & Sarhan

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


Waha Capital/AerCap joint venture

A&L Goodbody

Allen & Overy

Andreas Neocleous & Co

Cains

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

McCann FitzGerald

Maples and Calder

NautaDutilh

Paksoy Attorneys at Law

Uteem Chambers

Zaid Ibrahim & Co


PROJECT FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR

Ma’aden aluminium project

Al Jadaan & partners law firm

Baker & McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Shearman & Sterling


Emirates Steel Industries project

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

SNR Denton


Octal Petrochemicals Phase II financing

Al Alawi & Co

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

SNR Denton


Salik tollroad financing

Afridi & Angell

Herbert Smith

Latham & Watkins
 
Maples and Calder

Shearman & Sterling


Shams 1 concentrating solar power project

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

DLA Piper

Linklaters

White & Case


Shuweihat 3 independent power plant project

Ashurst

Hadef & Partners

Herbert Smith

Linklaters

Maples and Calder

Trowers & Hamlins

White & Case


RESTRUCTURING DEAL OF THE YEAR

Al-Ittefaq Steel Products Company restructuring   

Al Jadaan & Partners Law Firm

Baker & McKenzie

Latham & Watkins


Damas restructuring

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith

Dubai World

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Walkers


Tabreed restructuring

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Clifford Chance

Norton Rose

White & Case


The Investment Dar restructuring

Allen & Overy

Asar – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Vinson & Elkins


DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED TEAM OF THE YEAR:

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling


EQUITY TEAM OF THE YEAR :

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters


M&A TEAM OF THE YEAR:

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields

Herbert Smith

Linklaters

Shalakany Law

Sharkawy & Sarhan


PROJECT FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR:

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Herbert Smith

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case


RESTRUCTURING TEAM OF THE YEAR:

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi

Ashurst

Baker & McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

White & Case


There is no shortlist for national winners. These will be announced on the night.

To reserve your table please email Denny Squibb at denny.squibb@iflrasia.com or call him on: +852 2842 6945.