IFLR Middle East and North Africa awards 2013: shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 1 Sep 2013
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The nominations for this year's IFLR Middle East and North Africa 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 inaugural IFLR regulatory contribution award and female lawyer of the year award, as well as all the national firms 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 23 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

ADIB Basel III compliant Tier 1 sukuk
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Maples and Calder

Dar Al-Arkan sukuk programme
Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins
Law Office of Salman M Al-Sudairi
Maples and Calder
Zeyad S. Khoshaim Law Firm

Emirates Airline sukuk
Allen & Overy
Linklaters
Walkers Global

Emirates NBD Tier 1 issue
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Turners 

Government of Dubai bond and sukuk
Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins
Maples and Calder

Investcorp high yield bond
Hassan Radhi & Associates
Latham & Watkins
Walkers Global
White & Case
Zu'bi and Partners Attorneys and Legal Consultants

Qatar International Islamic Bank sukuk
Allen & Overy
Dentons
Walkers

Saudi Binladin Group Sukuk Al-Ijara
Al-Jadaan & Partners
Baker & McKenzie
Clifford Chance

Equity

Alizz Islamic Bank IPO
Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Al Noor IPO
Al Tamimi & Company
Clifford Chance
King & Spalding
Linklaters
Maples and Calder

Asiacell IPO
Al Tamimi & Company
Eversheds
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

Dallah Healthcare IPO
Al Fahad Law
Al-Jadaan & Partners
Clifford Chance

M&A

Al Borg Laboratories merger with Al Mokhtabar Laboratories 
Baker & McKenzie Helmy Hamza & Partners
DLA Matouk Bassiouny
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Maples and Calder
Ogier

Coca Cola acquisition of 50% of Aujan
Al Jadaan & Partners
Al Tamimi & Company
Clifford Chance
DLA Piper

Dubai Aluminium merger with Emirates Aluminium
Afridi & Angell
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

Emirates National Bank of Dubai acquisition of BNP Paribas Egypt
Allen & Overy
DLA Matouk Bassiouny
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Sharkawy & Sarhan

OCI NV public takeover for Orascom Construction Industries
Allen & Overy
Debevoise & Plimpton
NautaDutilh
Sarie Eldin & Partners
Zaki Hashem & Partners
Zulficar & Partners

RWE Technology and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority joint venture
Afridi & Angell
Simmons & Simmons

SocGen sale of Egypt unit to QNB
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Sharkawy & Sarhan
Zaki Hashem & Partners

TMK’s acquisition of controlling stake in Gulf International Pipe Industry
Al-Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co
ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners
DLA Piper
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Sebit Partners
Trowers & Hamlins

Project finance

Almanakher IPP3 power PPP
Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants
Ashurst
Dentons

Dubai Duty Free
Clifford Chance
Linklaters

Emirates Aluminium phase II Expansion
Afridi & Angell
Al Tamimi & Company
Hadef & Partners
Sullivan & Cromwell
White & Case

Gulf petrochem
Ashurst
Clifford Chance

Jabal Omar
Al Jadaan & Partners
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Spalding

Jorf Lasfar expansion project
Allen & Overy
Chadbourne & Parke
Kettani Law Firm
Linklaters
Naciri & Associes

Ouarzazate Morocco solar programme
Ashurst
Norton Rose Fulbright

Sadara Chemical Facility project
Allen & Overy
Dr Waleed N Al-Nuwaiser
Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi
Law Office of Abdulaziz H Fahad
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case
Zeyad S Khoshaim Law Firm

Restructuring

Arcapita Bank restructuring
Campbells
Clifford Chance
Dechert
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Hassan Radhi & Associates
King & Spalding
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Maples and Calder
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Mourant Ozannes
Sidley & Austin
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Trowers & Hamlins
Walkers Global
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Dana Gas restructuring
Allen & Overy
Al Tamimi & Company
ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Bedell Cristin
Hadef & Partners
Hassan Radhi & Associates
Helmy Hamza & Partners
Latham & Watkins
Lex Carribean
Linklaters
Maples and Calder
Shalakany Law Office
Walkers Global
Zu’bi Partners

Drydocks World Restructuring
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins

Global Investment House Restructuring
Allen & Overy
ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Clifford Chance
Elham Ali Hassan & Associates
The Law Office of Bader Saud Al-Bader & Partners
Zu'bi and Partners Attorneys and Legal Consultants

Limitless Restructuring
Clifford Chance
Dentons

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

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

Equity
Allen & Overy
Al Tamimi & Company
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

M&A
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Simmons & Simmons

Project finance
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Norton Rose Fulbright
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

Restructuring
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

MANAGING PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Habib Al Mulla, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla 
Chadia El Meouchi, Badri & Salim El Meouchi 
Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & Company
Graham Lovett, Clifford Chance
John Matouk, DLA Matouk Bassiouny


ISLAMIC BANK OF THE YEAR
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Al Rajhi Bank
Barwa Bank
Dubai Islamic Bank 
Qatar National Bank
QInvest
Samba

PRO BONO LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR 
Baker & McKenzie Helmy Hamza & Partners
DLA Piper
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Hadef & Partners
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

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