IFLR Middle East awards 2019: shortlist announced

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Check out the shortlist for the annual IFLR Middle East Awards at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai on Wednesday October 16. Get in touch now to book your table

International Financial Law Review is pleased to announce the full shortlist for the 2019 IFLR Middle East Awards.

The winners of these categories, plus national law firms of the year, rising stars and lifetime achievement award will be announced at the annual dinner at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Wednesday October 16.

The law firms listed on each deal are based on preliminary research and submissions. If your firm advised on one of these deals but is not listed, please email james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com.

Photos from the sold out event in 2018 can be seen here and the official book of the night, with in-depth analysis of all the shortlisted teams and deals from 2018 can be downloaded here

Booking details can be seen here. To reserve your table at the October ceremony, please contact Liam Sharkey on lsharkey@iflr.com or call +44 207 779 8384.

Deals of the year

Debt and equity-linked

ADIB AT1 Capital sukuk issuance

Allen & Overy

Linklaters

Maples Group

ASMA Capital Partners / Brooge Petroleum and Gas convertible notes

Al Tamimi & Company

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

Emirate of Sharjah sukuk and tender-and-switch

Clifford Chance

Dechert

Maples Group

Emirates Development Bank debt programme and issuance

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

NMC Healthcare sukuk

Allen & Overy

Linklaters

Maples Group

Saudi Aramco bond

Allen & Overy

Latham & Watkins

Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi|

The Law Office of Salman M Al-Sudairi

White & Case

Saudi Telecom Company trust certificate programme and issuance

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Khoshaim & Associates

Maples Group

Tabreed sukuk

Allen & Overy

White & Case

Equity

Arabian Centres Company IPO

Abuhimed I Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Legal Advisors Abdulaziz Al-Ajlan & Partners

BLME share repurchase

Al Tamimi & Company

Travers Smith

Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development IPO

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Nour & Partners

White & Case

Zulficar & Partners

Finablr IPO

Linklaters

Matouk Bassiouny & Ibrahim

White & Case

Leejam Fitness IPO

White & Case

Network International IPO

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

M&A

ADNOC - KKR and BlackRock

Milbank

Trowers & Hamlins

White & Case

KDB Infrastructure Investments Asset Management Company / Mubadala's social infrastructure platform

Bae Kim & Lee

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith Freehills

NESR / Gulf Energy and NPS

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Clyde & Co

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Looper Goodwine

Ogier

Shearman & Sterling

Vinson & Elkins

Saudi Aramco - Total / Sahel

Allen & Overy

Dentons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Khoshaim & Associates

The Law Firm of Wael A Alissa

The Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan

Tenaris / Saudi Steel Pipe Company

Abuhimed Alsheikh & Alhagbani Law Firm

Clifford Chance

The Rise Fund Management and TPG / Abraaj Healthcare Funds

Aelex

Al Tamimi & Company

Anjarwalla & Khanna

BLC Robert & Associates

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dechert

Kabraji & Talibuddin

Maples Group

Mohamed Abdulla Lawyers and Legal Consultants

Stephenson Harwood Middle East

United Energy Group/ Kuwait Energy

Allen & Overy

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Confluent Law Group

Maples Group

Mourant

Shalakany Law Office

Slaughter and May

The Law Office of Bader Saud Al Bader and Partners

Project finance

Al Hamriya IPP

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Bahrain Petroleum Company refinery expansion

Allen & Overy

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

Dumat Al Jandal Wind IPP

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

King & Spalding

Duqm Refinery

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Dentons

International Counsel Bureau

Latham & Watkins

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park Phase IV

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Ashurst

Covington & Burling

Pinsent Masons

Sharjah waste-to-energy project

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith Freehills

Pinsent Masons

Shearman & Sterling

Sharqiyah IWP

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Shuqaiq 3 IWP

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Law Firm Hassan Mahassni

Restructuring

Dana Gas restructuring

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Latham & Watkins

Maples Group

Norton Rose Fulbright

Squire Patton Boggs

Dubai International Capital

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Jones Day

Linklaters

Interserve Bahrain – RMD Kwikform

Akin Gump

Allen & Overy

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Ashurst

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gateley

Hogan Lovells

Simmons & Simmons

Zu'bi & Partners

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals

Al Tamimi & Company

Jones Day

Walkers

Domestic

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Union National Bank and Al Hilal Bank merger

Allen & Overy

AZB & Partners

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kinstellar

Zulficar & Partners

Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company / five hotels from Emaar Properties

Al Tamimi & Company

Linklaters

Alawwal Bank / The Saudi British Bank (SABB)

Abuhimed Alsheikh & Alhagbani Law Firm

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Khoshaim & Associates

Legal Advisors Abdulaziz Al-Ajlan & Partners

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

Slaughter and May

Farabi Yanbu Petrochemicals Company petrochemicals and derivatives complex

Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi

Linklaters

White & Case

Zamakhchary & Co

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) - Nibras Software spin off

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Qatar Aluminium Manufacturing Company IPO

Sharq Law Firm

Saudi International Petrochemical Company / Sahara Petrochemical Company merger

Abuhimed Alsheikh & Alhagbani Law Firm

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Khoshaim & Associates

Latham & Watkins

Saudi Real Estate refinance sukuk

Allen & Overy

Khoshaim & Associates

Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi

White & Case


Teams of the year

Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dechert

Dentons

Herbert Smith Freehills

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

White & Case

Equity

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

White & Case

M&A

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Project finance

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Restructuring

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Clifford Chance

Linklaters



National law firm of the year



Bahrain

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Hassan Radhi & Associates

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa

Zu’bi & Partners Attorneys & Legal Consultants



Egypt

Helmy Hamza & Partners

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Shalakany Law Office

Sharkawy & Sarhan

Zaki Hashem & Partners

Zulficar & Partners

Iraq

Al Tamimi & Company

Confluent Law Group

Hannouche Associates

Jordan

Al Tamimi & Company

Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants

Khalifeh & Partners

Obeidat & Freihat

Kuwait

Al Hossam Legal 

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Bader Saud Al-Bader & Partners

International Counsel Bureau

Meysan Partners

Yaqoub Yousef Al-Munayae - Al Tamimi & Company

Lebanon

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Abousleiman & Partners

Alem & Associates

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm

Oman

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Al Tamimi & Company

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Nasser Al Habsi & Saif Al Mamari in association with Addleshaw Goddard

S&A Law Firm in association with Dentons

Trowers & Hamlins

Qatar

Al Tamimi & Company in association with Advocate Mohammed Al-Marri

Sharq Law Firm

Simmons & Simmons

Saudi Arabia

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm 

Khoshaim & Associates 

Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi

Legal Advisors Abdulaziz I Al-Ajlan & Partners

UAE

Al Tamimi & Company

Hadef & Partners

Matouk Bassiouny & Ibrahim




Individual, firm and bank awards

Managing partner of the year

Fahad Abuhimed – Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Mahmoud Bassiouny – Matouk Bassiouny

Scott Campbell - Linklaters

Husam Hourani – Al Tamimi & Company

Ian Ingram-Johnson – Allen & Overy

Doug Peel – White & Case

IFLR Women in business law

Shihana Alazzaz – Public Investment Fund

Rindala Beydoun – BonelliErede Middle East

Judith Kim – Allen & Overy

Anneliese Reinhold – Du

Andrea Tithecott – Al Tamimi & Company

WIBL Hall of fame past winners: Lubna Qassim (2018), Caroline Kehoe (2017), Louise Flanagan (2016), Debbie Walker (2015, 2014), Roberta Calarese (2013)

Pro bono firm of the year

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Shalakany Law Office

White & Case

Winston & Strawn

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

In-house team of the year

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Emirates NBD Bank

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

Natixis

JP Morgan

Standard Chartered Bank

Islamic bank of the year

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Boubyan Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank

Kuwait International Bank

Samba Financial Group

Sharjah Islamic Bank

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