Middle East winners

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 5 Dec 2019

It was Allen & Overy's turn to walk triumphantly away from the 2019 IFLR Middle East Awards ceremony on October 16. The firm was named international law firm of the year off the back of an exceptional performance in 2018. It was one of the big winners from the event, hosted by IFLR at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

Allen & Overy advised on four winning deals of the year and, more impressively, pocketed team of the year trophies for its debt capital markets, project finance and restructuring teams. Other clear winners were Clifford Chance, which emerged from a competitive field of M&A transactions to clinch M&A team of the year, and Baker McKenzie, which picked up equity team of the year.

Saudi Arabia proved itself a cauldron of legal innovation, with both the Arabian Centres Company IPO and Alawwal Bank/Saudi British Bank (SABB) merger...