2017 Middle East awards: shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 9 Aug 2017
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International Financial Law Review is pleased to announce the full shortlist for the 2017 IFLR Middle East Awards.

The winners of these categories, plus national firms of the year, rising stars and the lifetime achievement award will be announced at the annual dinner at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai on Wednesday, October 18.

The law firms listed on each deal are based on preliminary research and submissions. If your firm advised on one of these deals but is not listed, please email james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com

To reserve your table at the October ceremony, contact Liam Sharkey on lsharkey@iflr.com or call +44 207 779 8384.

Deals of the year

Debt and equity-linked

ACWA Power's collateralised bond
Al Tamimi & Company
Chadbourne & Parke
Conyers Dill Pearman
Dr Sultan Almasoud & Partners
Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co
Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi
White & Case

Arab Republic of Egypt sovereign bond
Dechert
Linklaters
Matouk Bassiouny
Zaki Hashem & Partners

Equate's GMTN and sukuk programme
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Clifford Chance
Loyen & Loeff
White & Case

First Gulf Bank's 28 series consent solicitation
Clifford Chance
Linklaters

Government of the Sultanate of Oman sukuk
Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co
Clifford Chance
Dentons
Linklaters

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's GMTN programme and issuance
Latham & Watkins
Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi
Law Office of Salman Al-Sudairi
White & Case

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's sukuk
Latham & Watkins
Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi
Law Office of Salman Al-Sudairi
White & Case

Qatar Insurance Company tier 2 notes
Al Tamimi & Company
Allen & Overy
Appleby
Linklaters

State of Kuwait GMTN programme and issuances
Allen & Overy
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Clifford Chance
International Counsel Bureau

Equity

ADES International Holding IPO
Baker McKenzie
Helmy Hamza & Partners
White & Case

Arabtec Holding rights issue
Allen & Overy

Emirates Islamic Bank rights issue
Clifford Chance

Emirates National Bank of Dubai (ENBD) REIT IPO
K&L Gates
Voisin
White & Case

GTH share buy back
Ibrachy Legal Consultancy
Latham & Watkins
Shalakany Law Office

Riyad Capital REIT
King & Spalding
Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

M&A

Adeptio AD Investments / Americana
Al Tamimi & Company
Allen & Overy
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Bader Saud Al-Bader & Partners
Clifford Chance
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Sharkawy & Sarhan

Amazon / Souq
Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Fenwick & West
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian

Bank Al Etihad and Etihad Islamic Investment Company / MESC Investments
Allen & Overy
Herbert Smith Freehills
Obeidat & Freihat
Rabah & Sharaiha Law

BP / Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell

Delivery Hero Group / Carriage Logistics General Trading Company
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
International Counsel Bureau
Hourani & Associates
King and Spalding

Investcorp / Al Borg Medical Laboratories
Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm
Clifford Chance
Al Hossam Legal
Hourani & Associates
King & Spalding
Latham & Watkins

Majid Al Futtaim / BMA International
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Elham Ali Hassan & Associates
Herbert Smith Freehills
International Counsel Bureau
Linklaters
Trowers & Hamlins
Zu'bi & Partners

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) / Hapag-Lloyd merger
Al Hossam Legal
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Ince & Co
Watson Farley & Williams
White & Case

Project finance

Bahrain LNG
Hassan Radhi & Associates
Norton Rose Fulbright
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case
Zu'bi & Partners

Barakah nuclear power plant
Baker McKenzie
Herbert Smith Freehills
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Peace Crowell
Trowers & Hamlins
White & Case

Fadhili Power and Steam IPP
Baker McKenzie
Chadbourne & Parke
DLA Piper
Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

Fujeij Wind IPP
Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Dentons

Hassyan Clean Coal Power Plant project
Al Tamimi & Company
Allen & Overy
Chadbourne & Parke
Hadef & Partners
Latham & Watkins
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park phase III
Allen & Overy
Baker Mackenzie
Clifford Chance
Norton Rose Fulbright

Sonker Sokhna Port BLT
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Ibrachy Legal Consultancy
Matouk Bassiouny
Simmons & Simmons

Sweihan PV solar power generation project
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Al Tamimi & Company
Hadef & Partners
Norton Rose Fulbright
Shearman & Sterling

Restructuring

ACR Retakaful corporate reorganisation
Allen & Overy
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Clyde & Co
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Zu'bi & Partners

Adeem Investment and Wealth Management restructuring
Al Markaz Law Firm
Al Tamimi & Company
Allen & Overy
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Carey Olsen
Latham & Watkins
Ogier

Ithmaar Bank corporate restructuring
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Clyde & Co
Maples and Calder

Seven Tides debt restructuring
Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance

Suez Steel Group restructuring
Matouk Bassiouny
Zulficar & Partners

Sultan Center restructuring
Al Hossam Legal
Nabil Abdel-Malek Law Offices

United Arab Shipping Company pre-merger restructuring
Al Tamimi & Company
White & Case

Domestic

Al Ramz Capital reverse IPO
Al Tamimi & Company

Eskan Bank REIT (EBRIT) IPO
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Falcon Insurance / Arabia Insurance merger
Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co
Dentons

International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) / Mubadala Development Company (MDC) merger
Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co
Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hadef & Partners
Shalakany Law Office

NMC Healthcare / Al Zahra Private Hospital
Al Tamimi & Company
Allen & Overy
Tribonian Law Advisors

National Bank of Abu Dhabi / First Gulf Bank merger
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Saudi Aramco debut sukuk issuance
Allen & Overy
Khoshaim & Associates
Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi
White & Case

Takaful International Company mandatory tender offer
ASAR

Teams of the year

Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Dechert
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
White & Case

Equity

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance
King & Spalding
Latham & Watkins
White & Case

M&A

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling

Project finance

Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Norton Rose Fulbright
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

Restructuring

Al Tamimi & Company
Allen & Overy
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Latham & Watkins
Clifford Chance
White & Case

Individual, firm and bank awards

Managing partner of the year

Robin Abraham, Clifford Chance
Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout, Meysan Partners
Scott Campbell, Linklaters
Marwan Elaraby, Shearman & Sterling
Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & Company
Doug Peel, White & Case
Simon Roderick, Allen & Overy

IFLR Women in business law award

Sadaf Buchanan, Dentons
Caroline Kehoe, Herbert Smith Freehills
Nadine Al Kamar Nassar, NCB Capital
Lubna Qassim, Emirates NDB
Kiran Scarr, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

Pro bono firm of the year

Al Tamimi & Company
Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm
Clifford Chance
Dentons
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Shalakany Law Office

International firm of the year

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

In-house team of the year

Citigroup Global Markets
First Abu Dhabi Bank
HSBC
JP Morgan Securities
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Standard Chartered Bank

Islamic bank of the year

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Alizz Islamic Bank
Ajman Bank
Dubai Islamic Bank
Ithmaar Bank
National Commercial Bank
Qatar International Islamic Bank

 


 

 

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