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IFLR Middle East Awards 2022: Shortlist revealed  

IFLR Middle East 2022 shortlist logo

All the shortlisted deals, teams, firms and individuals – winners will be announced at a ceremony in Dubai on October 12 

IFLR is delighted to reveal the full list of nominees for the 2022 Middle East Awards.

The winners for all the categories shortlisted below will be announced on October 12 in Dubai at the Mandarin Oriental, along with this year’s rising star and market maker awards, and the recipients of the net-zero transition and tech innovation awards. At the ceremony we will also reveal the Lifetime Achievement award winner.

The law firms listed on each deal are based on preliminary research. If your firm advised on one of the deals but is not listed, please contact Sophie Astles.

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We will be announcing the winners of this year’s awards at a live ceremony, sponsored by Maples Group, in Dubai on Wednesday, October 12 2022.

To book your place at the Awards Ceremony, or to find out more about commercial opportunities, please contact Emily Kyriacou.

Congratulations to all those shortlisted!

DEALS OF THE YEAR 

Debt and equity-linked 

Al Rajhi Banking and Investment Corporation trust certificates  

Allen & Overy

Khoshaim & Associates

Maples Group

White & Case

Capital Bank of Jordan AT1 issuance 

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Obeidat Tarawneh & Kurd

Simmons & Simmons

Federal Government of the UAE debut bond

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Federal Government of the UAE T-bond programme

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Infracorp sukuk 

Allen & Overy

Hassan Radhi & Associates

Walkers

MAF Global Securities hybrid green bond

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Maples Group

Pure Harvest Smart Farms Sukuk

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Walkers

Riyad Bank AT1 certificates

Allen & Overy

Khoshaim & Associates

Maples Group

Simmons & Simmons

The Law Office of Mohamed Al-Sharif in association with Johnson & Pump

Domestic

Abu Dhabi Ports direct listing

Allen & Overy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hadef & Partners

Bedaya Mortgage Finance Co ABS 

Dreny & Partners

Etihad sustainability-linked loan  

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Government of Saudi Arabia / Saudi Power Procurement Company  

King & Spalding

Linklaters

IHG / Elegancia Group 

Al Tamimi & Company

Sharq Law Firm

White & Case

Masraf Al Rayan – Al Khaliji Commercial Bank merger 

Clifford Chance

K&L Gates

Maples Group

Spitz Poulle Kannan

Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners

Saudi Investment Bank rights issue        

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in cooperation with Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

SNBC Sukuk certificate issuance

White & Case

Equity

ACWA Power IPO

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in cooperation with Clifford Chance

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Legal Advisers Abdulaziz I Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie

ADC Acquisition Corporation SPAC

Allen & Overy

Borouge IPO

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

DEWA IPO

Clifford Chance

Ibrahim & Partners

White & Case

Fertiglobe IPO

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Ibrahim & Partners

Shearman & Sterling

Saudi Tadawul Group IPO 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in cooperation with Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Legal Advisers Abdulaziz I Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie

Baker McKenzie

Saudi Telecom Company secondary public offering 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in cooperation with Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Law Office of Salman M Al-Sudairi in cooperation with Latham & Watkins

White & Case

Yahsat IPO

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Loan

Egypt Ministry of Finance sustainable financing  

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

Majid Al Futtaim Holding RCF  

Allen & Overy

Norton Rose Fulbright

National Bank of Fujairah and Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation LBO financing 

Arias B & Associates

Clark Atcheson & Reisert

Clyde & Co

Haridass Ho & Partners

Ibrahim & Partners

Regal Chambers

Ridpath Law

Stephenson Harwood

Stowe & Co

Virtus Law

Nogaholding ESG-linked facility  

Linklaters

Newton Legal Group

Norton Rose Fulbright

Saudi Aramco RCF 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in cooperation with Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case

White & Case

Yahsat term loan

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

ZMI Group Financing 

Linklaters

White & Case

M&A

Azentio Software / Path Solutions

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co.

ASAR Al Ruwayeh & Partners

AZB Partners

Baker McKenzie

Bener Law Office

Boutros Ziadé & Associates

Ince & Co

Kirkland & Ellis

RIAA Barker Gilette

Tribonian Law Advisors in Association with Rindala Beydoun Legal Consultancy

Zaki Hashem & Partners

Alpek / Octal  

Addleshaw Goddard

Al Tamimi & Company

AMJ - Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

Carey Olsen

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

BlackRock Real Assets and Hassana / Saudi Aramco gas pipeline network 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in cooperation with Clifford Chance

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Clifford Chance

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Slaughter and May

White & Case

Brookfield / Magnati

Al Tamimi & Company

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hadef & Partners

China Three Gorges consortium / Alcazar Energy 

Allen & Overy

Bracewell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Khalifeh & Partners

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Sharkawy & Sarhan

DSV Panalpina / Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics Business  

Al Tamimi & Company

Al-Hossam Legal

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Gorrissen Federspiel

Latham & Watkins

Meysan Partners

Moalem Weitemeyer

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

GeoPost / Aramex stake 

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Mayer Brown

REEF Technology / iKcon Restaurant 

King & Spalding

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Paul Hastings

The Law Boutique

Project Finance 

Canal Sugar syndicated financing

Baker McKenzie

Latham & Watkins

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Norton Rose Fulbright

Zaki Hashem & Partners

Zulficar & Partners

J3 Investment PPP - Jaber Al Ahmad Residential City 

Al-Hossam Legal

Ashurst

Norton Rose Fulbright

Jazan IGCC  

Covington & Burling

Derayah

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Red Sea Development project

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in cooperation with Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Covington & Burling

DLA Piper

Sweihan PV Power Company Green Project Bond Issuance 

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

Tanajib Cogeneration and Desalination Project 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in cooperation with Clifford Chance

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Derayah

The Law Office of Megren M Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case

White & Case

Total Solar

Allen & Overy

Norton Rose Fulbright

Umm Qasr Port in Iraq 

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Confluent Law Group

Restructuring

Drake & Scull

Allen & Overy

Imperial Avenue

Al Tamimi & Company

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Jabal Omar Development Company Makkah project 

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in cooperation with Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

NMC Healthcare

Allen & Overy

Al Tamimi & Company

Clifford Chance

Global Advocates

Kirkland & Ellis

Milbank

Pinsent Masons

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and Equity-linked

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Simmons & Simmons

White & Case

Equity

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Loan

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Linklaters

Norton Rose Fulbright

Stephenson Harwood

White & Case

M&A

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

King & Spalding

Latham & Watkins

Slaughter & May

White & Case

Project Finance 

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Covington & Burling

Latham & Watkins

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Restructuring 

Al Tamimi & Company

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

NATIONAL LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Bahrain

Al Tamimi & Company

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Newton Legal Group

Hassan Radhi and Associates

Zu'bi & Partners Attorneys and Legal Consultants

Egypt

Dreny & Partners

Helmy Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker McKenzie)

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy

Nour & Partners in Association with Al Tamimi & Company

Sharkawy & Sarhan

Zaki Hashem & Partners

Zulficar & Partners

Iraq

Airut Law Offices

Confluent Law Group

Nuri Yaba Law Office

Jordan

Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants

Al Tamimi & Company

Khalifeh & Partners

Obeidat Law

Kuwait

Al-Hossam Legal

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

International Counsel Bureau

Meysan Partners

Omar Khaled AL-Qahtani - Al Tamimi & Company

Lebanon

Abousleiman & Partners

Abou Jaoude & Associates

Airut Law Offices

Alem & Associates

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm

Eptalex - Aziz Torbey Law Firm

Oman 

AMJ - Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

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

SASLO – Said Al-Shahry Law Office

Yaqdhan Al Busaidi Law Firm in association with Dentons

Qatar

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

Baker McKenzie

K&L Gates

Sharq Law Firm

Simmons & Simmons

Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners

Saudi Arabia

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in cooperation with Clifford Chance

Hammad & Al-Mehdar Law Firm

Derayah

Faisal Adnan Baassiri Law Firm in association with Ashurst

Khoshaim & Associates

Legal Advisers Abdulaziz I Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie

The Law Office of Megren M Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case

The Law Office of Salman Al-Sudairi in cooperation with Latham & Watkins

United Arab Emirates 

Al Tamimi & Company

Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel

Hadef & Partners

Ibrahim & Partners

Ince & Co

Tribonian Law Advisors in association with Rindala Beydoun Legal Consultancy

REGIONAL AWARDS

International Law Firm of the Year 

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

Pro bono Firm of the Year 

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm

Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Sharq Law Firm

In-house Team of the Year: Corporate 

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

ACWA Power

Agility

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Electricity Company

stc

Yahsat

In-house Team of the Year: Investment Bank 

Bank of America

Citi

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

ING

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Standard Chartered

In-house Team of the Year: Regional Bank 

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

Bank ABC

Emirates NBD Capital

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Mashreq Bank

National Bank of Bahrain

Riyad Bank

Islamic Bank of the year

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Ajman Bank

Al-Rajhi Bank

Bahrain Islamic Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank

Masraf Al Rayan Bank

Sharjah Islamic Bank

Standard Chartered

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Managing partner of the year

Pervez Akhtar – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Jawad Ali – King & Spalding

Mohammed Al-Shukairy – Clifford Chance

Samer Qudah – Al Tamimi & Company

Ahmed Ibrahim – Ibrahim & Partners

Muneer Khan – Simmons & Simmons

Doug Peel – White & Case

Marc Saroufim – Al Akeel & Partners

Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame

Sonia Abdul-Rahman – White & Case

Norma Akoury – Total

Chadia El Meouchi – Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm

Lamyaa Gadelhak – Helmy Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker McKenzie)

Justine Jones – HSBC

Nicola Reader – Clifford Chance

Christy Wong – Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Leen Zaza – Khoshaim & Associates

Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame past winners: Annaliese Reinhold (2021), Judith Kim (2020), Shihana Alazzaz (2019), Lubna Qassim (2018), Caroline Kehoe (2017), Louise Flanagan (2016), Debbie Walker (2015, 2014), Roberta Calarese (2013) 

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