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Al Tamimi & Company

DIFC-6TH FLOOR, BUILDING 4 EAST, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PO BOX 9725, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Tel:
Work +971 4 364 1641
Fax:
Fax +971 4 364 1777
Email:
Web:
www.tamimi.com

Rafiq Jaffer

Tel:
Work +971 4 364 1641
Email:
Web:
www.tamimi.com
Al Tamimi & Company

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Rafiq is a Partner in the Banking & Finance department, having worked at the firm for over 9 years. He specialises in debt capital markets transactions and in advising banks on lending transactions, using both conventional and Islamic structures.

Before re-joining the firm, Rafiq was Head of Legal at Barclays Bank in India.  At Barclays, Rafiq led the legal team responsible for wholesale lending (including External Commercial Borrowing), trade finance and cash management.

Both the Legal 500 and IFLR1000 recognise Rafiq as being a leading lawyer in the field of Banking, Finance & Capital Markets.

Languages

English, Hindi

Member

2007 - Law Society of England & Wales

1999 - Bar Council of India (Karnataka State)

Education

1998 - LL.M International & Commercial Law, The University of Buckingham

1997 - LL.B (Hons), The University of Buckingham


Bahrain

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Al Tamimi & Company has extensive experience of general financing transactions and enforcement matters, and also has complementary expertise in tax and dispute resolution. Highlights included Rafiq Jaffer assisting Mashreq Bank with the review and amendment of a slew of credit documentation. Dubai-based Jody Waugh acts as regional head of the firm's banking and finance practice.

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Qatar

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Rafiq Jaffer - Al Tamimi & Company In Association with Adv. Mohammed Al Marri

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Al Tamimi & Company In Association with Adv. Mohammed Al Marri¬†has ‚Äėa large reliable network‚Äô of ‚Äėresponsive and flexible‚Äô lawyers with ‚Äėa¬†solid background‚Äô of acting for banks and financial institutions in syndicated lending transactions, sale and leaseback deals and capital markets transactions. Practice head Matthew Heaton acted for a syndicate of international lenders in relation to a $3.5bn unsecured term loan provided to Qatar National Bank. On the borrower side, Heaton advised UrbaCon Trading & Contracting Company on the¬† ¬£1.8bn conventional and Islamic facility agreements with a syndicate of domestic banks to finance the construction of a high-profile real estate project. The team also handles aviation finance and sale and lease transactions for clients including¬†CMIG Aviation Capital Holding.¬†Rafiq Jaffer is also recommended.

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Saudi Arabia

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Al Tamimi & Company advises corporate borrowers and financial institutions on project finance, Islamic finance, mortgage and personal loan documentation, and aviation finance and leasing. Indeed, Rafiq Jaffer advised Dubai Aerospace Enterprise and Saudi Arabian Airlines on the leasing and sub-leasing of eight Airbus A320 aircraft. Also of note, Jaffer assisted Al Rajhi Bank with the development of murabahah and ijara-based home finance documentation as part of the kingdom's initiative to increase home ownership. The banking practice is headed by Jody Waugh.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Al Tamimi & Company fields a multidisciplinary team of finance, corporate, regulatory and projects lawyers who regularly advise on real estate and power project developments, and corporate transactions in the energy and utilities sectors. Grahame Nelson, who heads the corporate, commercial and projects group, is acting for a subcontractor in a major renewables project. Other names to note include senior associate Francis Patalong, who leads the Saudi projects practice, finance lawyer Rafiq Jaffer, who relocated from the firm's Qatar office, and head of Jeddah office Rakesh Bassi, who joined the firm from DLA Piper.

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