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...