Middle East awards shortlist

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 5 Aug 2014
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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.

Please note, shortlists for IFLR's in-house teams of the year will be announced online at a later date. The winners of the national firms of the year and rising star law firm of the year will be announced on the night.

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 15 at the Burj Al-Arab in Dubai.

To reserve your table, please email Liam Sharkey at lsharkey@iflr.com or call on +44 207 779 8384

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Al Hilal Bank tier 1 sukuk
Allen & Overy
Linklaters
Maples and Calder

Almarai sukuk
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Zeyad S Khoshaim Law Firm

Etisalat bond
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins

GEMS corporate hybrid sukuk
Allen & Overy
Linklaters
Maples and Calder

Ooredoo airtime sukuk
Clifford Chance
Eversheds
Latham & Watkins
Maples and Calder

Saudi Telecom Company sukuk issuance programme
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Zeyad S Khosaim Law Firm

Topaz Marine high yield bond
Latham & Watkins
Shearman & Sterling
Stibbe

Equity

Al Batinah power company and Al Suwadi power company IPOs
Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Arabian Cement IPO
Matouk Bassiouny
Norton Rose Fulbright

Emirates Reit IPO
Herbert Smith Freehills
K&L Gates

Gulf Marine Services IPO
Al Tamimi & Company
Clifford Chance
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Linklaters
White & Case

Marka IPO
Al Tamimi

Sembcorp IPO
Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co
Dentons
Latham & Watkins
Trowers & Hamlins

M&A

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank acquisition of Barclays' UAE retail banking assets
Al Tamimi & Company
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

Disposal of interests in National Petroleum Services
Al Tamimi & Company
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa
Linklaters
Simmons & Simmons
Zu'bi & Partners

Samena Capital's acquisition of a stake in RAK Ceramics
Allen & Overy
Dechert
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters

UAE federal railway joint venture
Ashurst
Dentons

Warbus Pincus acquisition of Mercator
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Project finance

Az-Zour North IWPP
Allen & Overy
Al Tamimi & Company
ASAR Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Chadbourne & Parke
Clifford Chance
Dentons
Latham & Watkins

Emirates Steel Industries refinancing
Dentons
White & Case

Ras Abu Fontas seawater desalination project
Arab Law Bureau
Eversheds
Norton Rose Fulbright
Simmons & Simmons

Saudi Aramco Cogeneration IPP
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co
Herbert Smith Freehills
White & Case

Shuweihat 2 power project bond
Latham & Watkins
White & Case

Sohar Refinery Expansion
Al Busiady Mansoor Jamal & Co
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Trowers & Hamlins

Waad al-Shamal phosphate mine and petrochemical project
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie

Restructuring

Dubai Group restructuring
Allen & Overy
Al Tamimi & Company
Clifford Chance
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Herbert Smith Freehills
Karatzas and Partners
Linklaters
Maples and Calder
Walkers

Dubai Holdings Investments Group
Clifford Chance
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Maples and Calder
Norton Rose Fulbright

Lamprell restructuring
Al Tamimi & Company
Ashurst
Clyde & Co
Linklaters
Walkers

The Investment Dar restructuring
Allen & Overy
Al Markaz Law Firm
ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Ogier
Tribonian Law Advisors

Zain restructuring
ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins

Domestic

Emirates Islamic Bank-NASDAQ Dubai Islamic financing liquidity instrument
Clifford Chance
Maples and Calder

Empower district cooling acquisition of Palm District Cooling
Al Tamimi & Company
Clifford Chance

Mesaieed Petrochemical IPO
Latham & Watkins

MetLife AIG-ANB Cooperative Insurance Company IPO
Baker & McKenzie
Latham & Watkins

Sale of Barwa real estate assets
Al-Ansari & Associates
White & Case

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

Equity
Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co
Al Tamimi & Company
Clifford Chance
Matouk Bassiouny
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

M&A
Allen & Overy
Al Tamimi & Company
Ashurst
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

Project finance
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
White & Case

Restructuring
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

MANAGING PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Robin Abraham, Clifford Chance
Husam Hourani,  Al Tamimi & Company
Mansoor Jamal Malik, Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co0
Chadia El Meouchi, Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm
Simon Roderick, Allen & Overy

ISLAMIC BANK OF THE YEAR
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Al Hilal Bank
Al Rajhi Bank
Dubai Islamic Bank

PRO BONO LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
Badri and Salim El Meouchi
Clifford Chance
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Linklaters
Reed Smith
Shalakany Law Office
Sharkawy & Sarhan

FEMALE LAWYER OF THE YEAR
Margaret Cole, White & Case
Natalie Boyd, K&L Gates
Clarissa Ogden, Allen & Overy
Debbie Walker, Clifford Chance

INTERNATIONAL FIRM OF THE YEAR
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

 


 

 

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