IFLR Middle East Awards 2020: shortlist revealed

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All the shortlisted deals, teams, firms and individuals - winners will be announced October 14

IFLR is delighted to reveal the full list of finalists for the 2020 IFLR Middle East awards.

The winners for all the categories below, along with this year's rising stars, national law firms of the year and the lifetime achievement award, will be announced on October 14.

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

In these exceptional circumstances we are unable to host a physical awards ceremony this year but winners will be announced in a virtual presentation, with opportunities to further explore award-winning work in an awards publication and through our podcast series.

Please contact James Murray for further details about our virtual awards at: james.murray@euromoneyasia.com.

Congratulations to all those shortlisted.           


DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Arabian Centres HY sukuk

Clifford Chance

White & Case

GEMS Education HY 

Al Tamimi & Company

Linklaters

Maples Group

Milbank

Walkers

White & Case

GFH Financial Group HY 

Allen & Overy

Hassan Radhi & Associates

Simmons & Simmons

Walkers

Zu’bi & Partners

IsDB sustainable sukuk

Clifford Chance

Dentons

QIB Formosa

Al Tamimi & Company

Clifford Chance

Lee and Li

Linklaters

QIIB Tier 1 capital sukuk

Allen & Overy

Dentons

Maples Group

QNB SOFR issuance

Linklaters

Maples Group

Riyad Bank Tier 2 

Allen & Overy

Khoshaim & Associates

Linklaters

Walkers

Zamakhchary & Co

Equity

Aman REIF REIT IPO

Trowers & Hamlins

Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services Group IPO

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan

Emirates NBD rights issue

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Matouk Bassiouny & Ibrahim

Fawry IPO

Zaki Hashem & Partners

Zulficar & Partners

Rameda Pharma IPO

Al Tamimi & Company Egypt

Clifford Chance

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Norton Rose Fulbright

Saudi Aramco IPO

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Clifford Chance 

Khoshaim & Associates

Latham & Watkins

Law Office of Megren M Al-Shaalan

Law Office of Salman M Al-Sudairi

White & Case

M&A

ADNOC - OCI JV

Matouk Bassiouny 

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Brookfield Asset Management / Meraas retail assets

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Eni and OMV / ADNOC Refining

Ashurst

Cerha Hempel

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Linklaters

Schroeder

Shearman & Sterling

Gateway Fund / Tim Hortons

Al Tamimi & Company

King & Spalding

CVC Capital Partners-led consortium / GEMS MENASA

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance  

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Maples Group

Milbank

Mourant Ozannes

Walkers

Mediterrania Capital Partners-led consortium / MetaMed

Al Tamimi & Company

Carey Olsen

Covington & Burling

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

King & Spalding

Matouk Bassiouny

Walkers

Zaki Hashem & Partners

Zu'bi & Partners 

OLX Group - Emerging Markets Property Group merger

Allen & Overy

CMS

Cornelius Lane & Mufti

Doulah & Doulah

Haidermota & Co

Maples Group

Slaughter and May

Walkers

Uber / Careem

Abousleiman & Partners  

AF & R Shehadeh Law Firm

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm 

Al-Ansari & Associates

Al Tamimi & Company

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Bennani & Associés

Clifford Chance  

Confluent Law

DLA Piper

Ferchiou & Associes

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa

Hajji & Associes

Herbert Smith Freehills

Khalifeh & Partners

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli

Latham & Watkins

Maples Group

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Morrison & Foerster

Orr Dignam & Co

RIAA Barker Gillette

Sharq Law Firm

Slaughter and May

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Project finance

Dammam West Independent Sewage Treatment Plant

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Covington & Burling

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co

White & Case

Fujairah F3 power project

Afridi & Angell

Al Tamimi & Company

Clifford Chance  

Herbert Smith Freehills

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

Government of the Sultanate of Oman hospital PPP

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Baker McKenzie

White & Case

Ibri II photovoltaic (PV) solar independent power project (IPP)

Covington & Burling

Dentons

Maisan Power IPP

Confluent Law Group

JunHe

Milbank

Stephenson Harwood

Vinson & Elkins

Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) BOT

Dentons

Latham & Watkins

Reed Smith

White & Case

Taweelah Reverse Osmosis Independent Water Plant Project

Al Tamimi & Company

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

Restructuring

Amlak Finance 

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Allen & Overy 

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gulf Marine Services

Afridi & Angell

Allen & Overy

Arias

Carey Olsen

Ramon Law

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden)

Allen & Overy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

White & Case

Domestic

AD Power - TAQA

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

White & Case

Abu Dhabi Financial Group / Shuaa Capital

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

DP World take private 

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance 

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Dubai Islamic Bank / Noor Bank

Al Tamimi & Company

Government of Oman local sukuk

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co 

Linklaters

Oman Arab Bank / Alizz Islamic Bank

Addleshaw Goddard

Dentons

Rakiza Master Fund

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Ashurst

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Saudi Aramco / Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Clifford Chance

Khoshaim & Associates

Law Office of Megren M Al-Shaalan

White & Case



TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Al Tamimi & Company

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Linklaters

Milbank

Simmons & Simmons

White & Case

Equity

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Khoshaim & Associates

Latham & Watkins

Matouk Bassiouny

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

M&A

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

Slaughter and May

White & Case

Project finance

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Covington & Burling

Dentons

Herbert Smith Freehills

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

Restructuring

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

White & Case



INDIVIDUAL, FIRM AND IN-HOUSE AWARDS

Managing partner of the year

Faraj Ahnish - Hadef & Partners

Pervez Akhtar - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Mahmoud Bassiouny - Matouk Bassiouny

Scott Campbell - Linklaters

Andrew Johnston - Addleshaw Goddard

Ian Ingram-Johnson - Allen & Overy

Mohammed Al-Shukairy - Clifford Chance

IFLR Women in Business Law group award

Aamal Al-Abbasi - Newton Legal Group

Mhairi Main Garcia - Dentons

Foutoun Hajjar - Al Tamimi & Company

Justine Jones - HSBC

Judith Kim - Allen & Overy

Reem Al Sayegh - Linklaters

Pro bono firm of the year

Allen & Overy

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm

Dentons

Squire Patton Boggs

White & Case 

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

White & Case

In-house team of the year: investment banks

Citi

EFG Hermes

Emirates MBD

First Abu Dhabi Bank 

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

Standard Chartered Bank

In-house team of the year: corporate

ACWA Power

Emaar

GEMS Education

Investment and Development Office - Government of Ras Al Khaimah

Meraas 

OQ

Saudi Aramco

Shuaa Capital

Islamic bank of the year

Al Rajhli Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank

Kuwait International Bank

Mashreqbank

Qatar International Investment Bank

Riyad Capital

Samba Financial Group

Warba Bank



NATIONAL LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Bahrain

Al Tamimi & Company

ASAR Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Hassan Radhi & Associates

Zu’bi & Partners

Egypt

Al Tamimi & Company

Helmy Hamza & Partners

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Sarie El Din & Partners

Shalakany Law Firm

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

Safwan Moubaydeen in association with Dentons & Co

Kuwait

Al Tamimi & Company

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Dr Faisal Alfahad & Partners 

International Counsel Bureau

Meysan Partners

Lebanon

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Abousleiman & Partners

Alem & Associates

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm

Cortbaoui & Kanaan

Oman

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

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

Said Al Shahry & Partners

Trowers & Hamlins

Yaqdhan Al Busaidi Law Firm in association with Dentons

Qatar

Al-Ansari & Associates

Al Tamimi & Company in association with Advocate Mohammed Al Marri

Arab Law Bureau

Dentons

Eversheds Sutherland

Sharq Law Firm

Simmons & Simmons

Saudi Arabia

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co

Khoshaim & Associates

Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan

Law Office of Megren M Al-Shaalan

Law Office of Salman M Al-Sudairi

UAE

Afridi & Angell

Al Tamimi & Company

Hadef & Partners

Matouk Bassiouny & Ibrahim

Karm Legal Consultants

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