2017 Middle East awards: shortlist revealed

All the shortlisted deals, teams, firms and individuals have now been announced

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International Financial Law Review is pleased to announce the full shortlist for the 2017 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 18.

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

ACWA Power's collateralised bond

Al Tamimi & Company

Chadbourne & Parke

Conyers Dill Pearman

Dr Sultan Almasoud & Partners

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co

Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi

White & Case

Arab Republic of Egypt sovereign bond

Dechert

Linklaters

Matouk Bassiouny

Zaki Hashem & Partners

Equate's GMTN and sukuk programme

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Clifford Chance

Loyen & Loeff

White & Case

First Gulf Bank's 28 series consent solicitation

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Government of the Sultanate of Oman sukuk

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Linklaters

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's GMTN programme and issuance

Latham & Watkins

Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi

Law Office of Salman Al-Sudairi

White & Case

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's sukuk

Latham & Watkins

Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi

Law Office of Salman Al-Sudairi

White & Case

Qatar Insurance Company tier 2 notes

Al Tamimi & Company

Allen & Overy

Appleby

Linklaters

State of Kuwait GMTN programme and issuances

Allen & Overy

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Clifford Chance

International Counsel Bureau

Equity

ADES International Holding IPO

Baker McKenzie

Helmy Hamza & Partners

White & Case

Arabtec Holding rights issue

Allen & Overy

Emirates Islamic Bank rights issue

Clifford Chance

Emirates National Bank of Dubai (ENBD) REIT IPO

K&L Gates

Voisin

White & Case

GTH share buy back

Ibrachy Legal Consultancy

Latham & Watkins

Shalakany Law Office

Riyad Capital REIT

King & Spalding

Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

M&A

Adeptio AD Investments / Americana

Al Tamimi & Company

Allen & Overy

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Bader Saud Al-Bader & Partners

Clifford Chance

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sharkawy & Sarhan

Amazon / Souq

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Fenwick & West

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian

Bank Al Etihad and Etihad Islamic Investment Company / MESC Investments

Allen & Overy

Herbert Smith Freehills

Obeidat & Freihat

Rabah & Sharaiha Law

BP / Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

Sullivan & Cromwell

Delivery Hero Group / Carriage Logistics General Trading Company

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

International Counsel Bureau

Hourani & Associates

King and Spalding

Investcorp / Al Borg Medical Laboratories

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Clifford Chance

Al Hossam Legal

Hourani & Associates

King & Spalding

Latham & Watkins

Majid Al Futtaim / BMA International

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Elham Ali Hassan & Associates

Herbert Smith Freehills

International Counsel Bureau

Linklaters

Trowers & Hamlins

Zu'bi & Partners

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) / Hapag-Lloyd merger

Al Hossam Legal

Allen & Overy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Ince & Co

Watson Farley & Williams

White & Case

Project finance

Bahrain LNG

Hassan Radhi & Associates

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Zu'bi & Partners

Barakah nuclear power plant

Baker McKenzie

Herbert Smith Freehills

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Peace Crowell

Trowers & Hamlins

White & Case

Fadhili Power and Steam IPP

Baker McKenzie

Chadbourne & Parke

DLA Piper

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Fujeij Wind IPP

Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Hassyan Clean Coal Power Plant project

Al Tamimi & Company

Allen & Overy

Chadbourne & Parke

Hadef & Partners

Latham & Watkins

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park phase III

Allen & Overy

Baker Mackenzie

Clifford Chance

Norton Rose Fulbright

Sonker Sokhna Port BLT

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Ibrachy Legal Consultancy

Matouk Bassiouny

Simmons & Simmons

Sweihan PV solar power generation project

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Al Tamimi & Company

Hadef & Partners

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shearman & Sterling

Restructuring

ACR Retakaful corporate reorganisation

Allen & Overy

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Clyde & Co

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Zu'bi & Partners

Adeem Investment and Wealth Management restructuring

Al Markaz Law Firm

Al Tamimi & Company

Allen & Overy

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Carey Olsen

Latham & Watkins

Ogier

Ithmaar Bank corporate restructuring

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Clyde & Co

Maples and Calder

Seven Tides debt restructuring

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Suez Steel Group restructuring

Matouk Bassiouny

Zulficar & Partners

Sultan Center restructuring

Al Hossam Legal

Nabil Abdel-Malek Law Offices

United Arab Shipping Company pre-merger restructuring

Al Tamimi & Company

White & Case

Domestic

Al Ramz Capital reverse IPO

Al Tamimi & Company

Eskan Bank REIT (EBRIT) IPO

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Falcon Insurance / Arabia Insurance merger

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Dentons

International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) / Mubadala Development Company (MDC) merger

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Ali Sharif Zu'bi Advocates & Legal Consultants

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hadef & Partners

Shalakany Law Office

NMC Healthcare / Al Zahra Private Hospital

Al Tamimi & Company

Allen & Overy

Tribonian Law Advisors

National Bank of Abu Dhabi / First Gulf Bank merger

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Saudi Aramco debut sukuk issuance

Allen & Overy

Khoshaim & Associates

Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi

White & Case

Takaful International Company mandatory tender offer

ASAR


Teams of the year

Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dechert

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

White & Case

Equity

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

King & Spalding

Latham & Watkins

White & Case

M&A

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

Project finance

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Restructuring

Al Tamimi & Company

Allen & Overy

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Latham & Watkins

Clifford Chance

White & Case


Individual, firm and bank awards

Managing partner of the year

Robin Abraham, Clifford Chance

Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout, Meysan Partners

Scott Campbell, Linklaters

Marwan Elaraby, Shearman & Sterling

Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & Company

Doug Peel, White & Case

Simon Roderick, Allen & Overy

IFLR Women in business law award

Sadaf Buchanan, Dentons

Caroline Kehoe, Herbert Smith Freehills

Nadine Al Kamar Nassar, NCB Capital

Lubna Qassim, Emirates NDB

Kiran Scarr, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

Pro bono firm of the year

Al Tamimi & Company

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Shalakany Law Office

International firm of the year

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

In-house team of the year

Citigroup Global Markets

First Abu Dhabi Bank

HSBC

JP Morgan Securities

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Standard Chartered Bank

Islamic bank of the year

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Alizz Islamic Bank

Ajman Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank

Ithmaar Bank

National Commercial Bank

Qatar International Islamic Bank

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