DUBAI – LAWFUEL – Middle East Law News – Allen & Overy was last night named Middle East Law Firm of the Year and United Arab Emirates Law Firm of the Year at IFLR’s inaugural Middle East Awards Ceremony.
IFLR’s Team of the Year Awards are awarded for demonstrating “consistent ability to offer high-quality legal advice on stand-out, complex individual matters,” as shown by our work on deals such as Tabreed’s USD200 million sukuk, Pakistan’s USD2.65 billion sale of a 26% stake in Pakistan Telecommunications and the USD5.8bn QatarGas 3 project.
Commenting Simon Roderick, Managing partner of Allen & Overy’s Dubai Office, said: “Having been based in the Middle East for nearly 30 years winning the inaugural IFLR Middle East and United Arab Emirates Law Firm of the Year Awards is all the more special for Allen & Overy. We believe this is recognition of our long standing commitment to our clients in the region, as well as the quality of the work we have done for them over the past 12 months. It is also a testament to our understanding of local law and practice and to the dedication of our team.”
As well as winning the Middle East and UAE Law Firm of the Year Awards, Allen & Overy was also short listed for the following awards:
§ Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year:
Kingdom Hotels Investments USD397m IPO.
§ Debt Capital Markets Deal of the Year:
Tabreed’s USD200m sukuk
Kuwait Projects Company USD225m bond issue
§ M&A Deal of the Year:
Etisalat’s USD2.65bn acquisition of 26% of Pakistan Telecommunication Company
§ Project Finance Deal of the Year:
The USD5.8bn QatarGas 3 LNG project
The USD2.5bn Shuaibah IWPP in Saudi Arabia
The USD1.4bn Sohar Aluminium smelter syndication
§ Equity Capital Markets Team of the Year
§ Debt Capital Markets Team of the Year
§ M&A Team of the Year
§ Project Finance Team of the Year
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