IFLR Middle East Awards 2018: shortlist now live

All the shortlisted deals, teams and individuals for IFLR's 2018 Middle East Awards

International Financial Law Review is pleased to announce the full shortlist for the 2018 IFLR Middle East Awards.

The winners of these categories, plus national firms of the year, rising stars and the lifetime achievement award will be announced at the annual dinner at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai on Wednesday, October 17.

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.

To reserve your table at the October ceremony, contact Liam Sharkey on lsharkey@iflr.com or call +44 207 779 8384.


Deals of the year

Debt and equity-linked



Abu Dhabi crude oil pipeline

Shearman & Sterling

Trowers & Hamlins

White & Case

Dalma Energy high yield acquisition bond

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Allen & Overy

King & Spalding

Koshaim & Associates

Latham & Watkins



Emirate of Sharjah sovereign sukuk

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Emirates Reit sukuk issuance

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Maples and Calder

Golden Pyramids Plaza offshore bonds

Appleby

Helmy Hamza & Partners – Baker McKenzie

Mazoon Electricity Company Rule 144A sukuk issuance

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Allen & Overy

Dentons

Omantel Telecommunications Company secured notes

Addleshaw Goddard

Al Tamimi & Co

Allen & Overy

Dentons

Linklaters

Yaqoub Yousef Al-Munayae – Al Tamimi & Co

Qatar Islamic Bank collateralised murabaha financing

Al Tamimi & Co

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Maples and Calder

Equity

ADNOC Distribution IPO

Al Tamimi & Co

Allen & Overy

Shearman & Sterling

CI Capital Holding IPO

Matouk Bassiouny

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

Emaar Development IPO

Al Tamimi & Co

Allen & Overy

Linklaters

Orange Egypt rights issue

Nour & Partners in association with Al Tamimi & Co

Savola block trade

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Khoshaim & Associates

M&A



Alameda Financial International Business / Emirates Healthcare Group

Al Kamel Law

Latham & Watkins

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Zaki Hashem & Partners

Engie / National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed)

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith Freehills

Group ADP, Meridiam Infrastructure Partners and IDB Infrastructure Fund II / Airport International Group

Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Khalifeh & Partners

Norton Rose Fulbright

Obeidat Freihat Attorneys

White & Case

Investcorp / Reem Integrated Healthcare Holdings

Allen & Overy

Clyde & Co

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

King & Spalding

Linklaters

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

KCA Deutag / Dalma Energy combination

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Allen & Overy

King & Spalding

Koshaim & Associates 

Latham & Watkins

Oman Telecommunications Company / Mobile Telecommunications Company (Zain)

Addleshaw Goddard

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Meysan Partners

Project finance

ACWA Power Egypt FiT solar projects

Allen & Overy

Helmy Hamza & Partners - Baker McKenzie

Khoshaim & Associates

Sharkawy & Sarhan

Dubai Metro expansion

Clifford Chance

Squire Patton Boggs

Dubai Outlet Mall expansion

Clifford Chance

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport financing

Allen & Overy

Linklaters

El Dabaa nuclear power plant

Arab Legal Consultants

Gowling WLG

Matouk Bassiouny

Shearman & Sterling

Gulf of Suez BOO wind project

Clifford Chance

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Shalakany Law Office

Zaki Hashem & Partners

KNPC Clean Fuels Project

Al Tamimi & Co

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Bader Saud Al-Bader & Partners

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Scatec Solar Egypt Fit solar projects

Clifford Chance

Eversheds Sutherland

Sharkawy & Sarhan

Shahid Law Firm

Restructuring

Aster DM Healthcare restructuring

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Al Tamimi & Co

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Latham & Watkins

S&R Associates

GGICO restructuring

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Co



Drydocks World



Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

OSN group

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Watson Farley & Williams

Sumitomo Corporation and Malakoff International / Muscat City Desalination Operation and Maintenance

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Allen & Overy

Charles Russell Speechlys

Dentons

Hogan Lovells

Maples and Calder

Shearn Delamore & Co

Trowers & Hamlins

Domestic

Bank AlJazira rights issue

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Clifford Chance

Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi

White & Case

Cairo 3A / National Company for Maze Products (NCMP)

Al Tamimi & Company

Matouk Bassiouny

DP World / Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks World

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Ma’aden Phosphate Company domestic sukuk

Allen & Overy

Khoshaim & Associates

Maples and Calder

Latham & Watkins

Law Office of Salman M Al-Sudairi

MENA Real Estate Co / Rasmal Holding Company reverse merger 

Al Hossam Legal

RSM Albazie & Co

Saudi Arabian Ministry of Finance sukuk programme

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Koshaim & Associates



Star Satellite Telecommunications / Thuraya Telecommunications

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Al Tamimi & Co

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

VPS Healthcare / Amanat

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Squire Patton Boggs



Team of the year



Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dentons

King & Spalding

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Equity

Al Tamimi & Co

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

M&A

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Herbert Smith Freehills

King & Spalding

Linklaters



Project finance

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Eversheds Sutherland

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Restructuring

Al Tamimi & Co

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Individual, firm and bank awards

Managing partner of the year

Fahad Abuhimed, Abuhimed AlSheikh AlHagbani Law Firm

Pervez Akhtar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Jawad Ali, King & Spalding

Bader El-Jeaan, Meysan Partners

Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & Co

Scott Campbell, Linklaters

Mansoor Jamal Malik, Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

IFLR Women in business law award

Reem Al Sayegh, Linklaters

Sadaf Buchanan, Dentons

Lamyaa Gadelhak, Helmy Hamza & Partners - Baker McKenzie

Rebecca Kelly, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Judith Kim, Allen & Overy

Lubna Qassim

Pro bono firm of the year

Badri and Salim Meouchi Law Firm

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Shalakany Law Office

Winston & Strawn

International firm of the year

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

King & Spalding

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

In-house team of the year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch International

Citi

Credit Suisse

Emirates NBD

First Abu Dhabi Bank

HSBC

JP Morgan

Standard Chartered Bank

Islamic bank of the year

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Bank AlJazira

Dubai Islamic Bank

Kuwait Finance House

Noor Bank

Qatar Islamic Bank

Warba Bank


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