IFLR Middle East Awards 2018: shortlist now live

Author: Amélie Labbé | Published: 29 Aug 2018
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International Financial Law Review is pleased to announce the full shortlist for the 2018 IFLR Middle East Awards.

BALK
Dubai Awards 2018

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 17.

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


Abu Dhabi crude oil pipeline

Shearman & Sterling
Trowers & Hamlins
White & Case


Dalma Energy high yield acquisition bond

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co
Allen & Overy
King & Spalding
Latham & Watkins

Emirate of Sharjah sovereign sukuk

Clifford Chance
Linklaters


Emirates Reit sukuk issuance

Clifford Chance
Dentons
Maples and Calder


Golden Pyramids Plaza offshore bonds

Appleby
Helmy Hamza & Partners – Baker McKenzie

Mazoon Electricity Company Rule 144A sukuk issuance

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co
Allen & Overy
Dentons

Omantel Telecommunications Company secured notes

Addleshaw Goddard
Al Tamimi & Co
Allen & Overy
Dentons
Linklaters
Yaqoub Yousef Al-Munayae – Al Tamimi & Co

Qatar Islamic Bank collateralised murabaha financing

Al Tamimi & Co
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Maples and Calder

Equity

ADNOC Distribution IPO

Al Tamimi & Co
Allen & Overy
Shearman & Sterling

CI Capital Holding IPO

Matouk Bassiouny
Norton Rose Fulbright
White & Case

Emaar Development IPO

Al Tamimi & Co
Allen & Overy
Linklaters

Orange Egypt rights issue

Nour & Partners in association with Al Tamimi & Co

Savola block trade

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Khoshaim & Associates

M&A


Alameda Financial International Business / Emirates Healthcare Group

Al Kamel Law
Latham & Watkins
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Zaki Hashem & Partners


Engie / National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed)

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills

Group ADP, Meridiam Infrastructure Partners and IDB Infrastructure Fund II / Airport International Group

Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Khalifeh & Partners
Norton Rose Fulbright
Obeidat Freihat Attorneys
White & Case

Investcorp / Reem Integrated Healthcare Holdings

Allen & Overy
Clyde & Co
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
King & Spalding
Linklaters
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

KCA Deutag / Dalma Energy combination

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co
Allen & Overy
King & Spalding
Latham & Watkins

Oman Telecommunications Company / Mobile Telecommunications Company (Zain)

Addleshaw Goddard
ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Meysan Partners

Project finance

ACWA Power Egypt FiT solar projects

Allen & Overy
Helmy Hamza & Partners - Baker McKenzie
Khoshaim & Associates
Sharkawy & Sarhan

Dubai Metro expansion

Clifford Chance
Squire Patton Boggs

Dubai Outlet Mall expansion

Clifford Chance
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport financing

Allen & Overy
Linklaters

El Dabaa nuclear power plant

Arab Legal Consultants
Gowling WLG
Matouk Bassiouny
Shearman & Sterling

Gulf of Suez BOO wind project

Clifford Chance
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shalakany Law Office
Zaki Hashem & Partners

KNPC Clean Fuels Project

Al Tamimi & Co
ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Bader Saud Al-Bader & Partners
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins

Scatec Solar Egypt Fit solar projects

Clifford Chance
Eversheds Sutherland
Sharkawy & Sarhan
Shahid Law Firm

Restructuring

Aster DM Healthcare restructuring

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co
Al Tamimi & Co
Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Latham & Watkins
S&R Associates

GGICO restructuring

Allen & Overy
Al Tamimi & Co

Drydocks World


Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters

OSN group

Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Watson Farley & Williams

Sumitomo Corporation and Malakoff International / Muscat City Desalination Operation and Maintenance

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co
Allen & Overy
Charles Russell Speechlys
Dentons
Hogan Lovells
Maples and Calder
Shearn Delamore & Co
Trowers & Hamlins

Domestic

Bank AlJazira rights issue

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm
Clifford Chance
Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi
White & Case

Cairo 3A / National Company for Maze Products (NCMP)

Al Tamimi & Company
Matouk Bassiouny

DP World / Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks World

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters

Ma’aden Phosphate Company domestic sukuk

Allen & Overy
Khoshaim & Associates
Maples and Calder
Latham & Watkins
Law Office of Salman M Al-Sudairi

MENA Real Estate Co / Rasmal Holding Company reverse merger 

Al Hossam Legal
RSM Albazie & Co

Saudi Arabian Ministry of Finance sukuk programme

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Star Satellite Telecommunications / Thuraya Telecommunications

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Al Tamimi & Co
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance


VPS Healthcare / Amanat

Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Squire Patton Boggs

Team of the year


Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Dentons
King & Spalding
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

Equity

Al Tamimi & Co
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling

M&A

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Spalding
Linklaters

Project finance

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

Restructuring

Al Tamimi & Co
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Dentons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Individual, firm and bank awards

Managing partner of the year

Fahad Abuhimed, Abuhimed AlSheikh AlHagbani Law Firm
Pervez Akhtar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Jawad Ali, King & Spalding
Bader El-Jeaan, Meysan Partners
Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & Co
Scott Campbell, Linklaters
Mansoor Jamal Malik, Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

IFLR Women in business law award

Reem Al Sayegh, Linklaters
Sadaf Buchanan, Dentons
Lamyaa Gadelhak, Helmy Hamza & Partners - Baker McKenzie
Rebecca Kelly, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Judith Kim, Allen & Overy
Lubna Qassim

Pro bono firm of the year

Badri and Salim Meouchi Law Firm
Clifford Chance
Dentons
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Shalakany Law Office
Winston & Strawn

International firm of the year

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Dentons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
King & Spalding
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

In-house team of the year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch International
Citi
Credit Suisse
Emirates NBD
First Abu Dhabi Bank
HSBC
JP Morgan
Standard Chartered Bank

Islamic bank of the year

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Bank AlJazira
Dubai Islamic Bank
Kuwait Finance House
Noor Bank
Qatar Islamic Bank
Warba Bank

 


 

 

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