IFLR Middle East awards shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 20 Aug 2012
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The Middle East shortlist

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 8 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.

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) dual-tranche bond issue

Allen & Overy

Linklaters

Almarai sukuk programme

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) sukuk programme

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Maples and Calder

Islamic Development Bank sukuk programme update

Norton Rose

SNR Denton

Ogier

Jebel sukuk

Al Tamimi & Company

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Maples and Calder

Majid Al Futtaim sukuk programme and debut issuance

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Maples and Calder

SATORP project sukuk

Abdulaziz AlGasim Law Firm

Allen & Overy

Hourani & Associates

Linklaters

The Saudi GACA sukuk

Abdulaziz AlGasim Law Firm

Al Jadaan & Partners

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance


Equity

Al Tayyar Travel Group IPO

Latham & Watkins

Bank Nizwa IPO

Trowers & Hamlins

NMC Health IPO

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Saudi Airlines catering company IPO

Al Jadaan & Partners

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Takween advanced industries IPO

Al Jadaan & Partners

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Zain KSA rights issue

Al Jadaan & Partners

ASAR Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Clifford Chance

Khalid Al-Thebity Law Firm

M&A

Acibadem Sale

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership

Shearn Delamore

White & Case

Wong Partnership

HSBC/Oman International Bank merger

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Bharucha & Partners

Clifford Chance

SNR Denton

Trowers & Hamlins

Vellani & Vellani

Huawei acquisition of International Turnkey Systems’ technology business

Allen & Overy

ASAR Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Doulah & Doulah

Khalifeh & Partners

Mekki Osman & Partners

Nabil Abdel-Malek's Law Offices

Oxford & Beaumont

Sarkis Law Firm

Templars

Vellani & Vellani

Levant Capital joint acquisition of Al-Raya for foodstuff company

Allen & Overy

Gibson Dunn

Law Office of Hassan Mahassni

Maples and Calder

Mannai acquisition of Damas international

Afridi & Angell

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith

Maples and Calder

Simmons & Simmons

Orascom demerger

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton

Ibrachy Law Firm

White & Case

Zulficar & Partners


Project finance

Acrylates project

Al Jadaan & Partners

Baker & McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Al Qurayyah IPP programme

Allen & Overy

Baker Botts

Chadbourne & Parke

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi

Law Office of Hassan Mahassni

Barzan gas project

Allen & Overy

Arab Law Bureau

Law Offices of Gebran Majdalany

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case

Egyptian Refining Company

Allen & Overy

Arab Legal Consultants

Clifford Chance

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Fulbright & Jaworski

Helmy Hamza & Partners

Mayer Brown

Shearman & Sterling

Slaughter and May

International Polymers Company

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Lee & Ko

Norton Rose

Madinah Airport Expansion

Law Office of Abdulaziz H Fahad

Law Office of Hassan Mahassni

Linklaters

Norton Rose

White & Case

Muhharaq wastewater project

Ashurst

Hatim S Zu’bi & Partners

Norton Rose

Qays H Zu’bi

Shearman & Sterling


Restructuring

A’ayan restructuring

Allen & Overy

ASAR Al Ruwayeh & Partners

DLA Piper

(NEN) Al Wagayan Al Awadhi & Al Saif

SNR Denton

DIFCI restructuring

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Dubai International Capital

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Khalifeh & Partners

Maples and Calder

Qays H Zu’bi

Walkers

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Nakheel restructuring

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Maples and Calder

Port and Free Zone World

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Linklaters


Structured finance

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) airtime sale and murabaha facilities

Allen & Overy

Latham & Watkins

Islamic retail securitisation sukuk

Al Tamimi & Company

ASAR Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Maples and Calder

Power and water utility company structured murabaha financing

Abdulaziz AlGasim Law Firm

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Standard Chartered’s sharia-compliant structured trust certificate issuance programme

Allen & Overy

Maples and Calder


TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters


Equity

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins


M&A

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith

SNR Denton

White & Case


Project finance

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Norton Rose

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case


Restructuring

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

DLA Piper

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Structured finance

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Baker & McKenzie

Latham & Watkins