Clifford Chance was named international law firm of the
year at the 2018 Middle East Awards held on October 17 at the
Burj Al Arab in Dubai. The Awards also featured their first
ever female Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Egypt's Mona
Zulficar, of Zulficar & Partners.
Among the success stories of the night was international
firm Clifford Chance, which had roles on the winning deals in
the debt and equity-linked and restructuring categories, while
its debt and equity-linked and project finance teams both
picked up coveted team of the year awards. Allen & Overy
also had a great night, appearing on every winning deal and
going home with the equity team of the year award.
King & Spalding beat a competitive field to win M&A
team of the year, partly off the back of its work in KCA
Deutag's acquisition of Dalma Energy, which won M&A deal of