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Norton Rose Fulbright

4TH FLOOR, GATE PRECINCT, BUILDING 3, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PO BOX 103747, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Work +971 4 369 6300
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United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright regularly advises banks and borrowers on project finance transactions. Matthew Escritt advised EFG Hermes as arranger on a syndicated financing of the acquisition of several offshore oil rigs, necessitating a Liberian law ship mortgage. Abu Dhabi-based Paul Mansouri advised the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on financing the third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid solar park. Mohammed Paracha is a name to note for shari’ah-compliant transactions. Of counsel Nicholas Robinson is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Nicholas Robinson - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a firm ‘clients can always rely on, with very good experience in Islamic structures’. Gregory Man advised the Central Bank of Bahrain on a $1bn Eurobond and $1bn sukuk issuance. Arranger clients include Emirates NBD and Barclays.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbrightprovides accurate and commercially sound advice’ on a range of M&A matters. Key partners in the team include Jane Clayton, John Boehm, the recently promoted Adjou Ait Ben Idir, who has experience in Africa-related deals and is ‘very responsive and commercial’; all three are advising national carrier Saudia on the privatisation of its private jet business. Senior associate Hani Ghattas is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Adjou Ait Ben Idir - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

At Norton Rose Fulbright, the Abu Dhabi-based Paul Mansouri advised DEWA on procurement issues arising from the third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid solar park. Other mandates involve renewables, water and transport infrastructure projects across the Middle East.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is rated for its ‘very good level of service’. Jane Clayton (who ‘takes a very practical approach and is very transparent and personable’) advises fund sponsors and investors.

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s work in the Islamic finance space covers lending and capital markets matters. Mohammed Paracha advised HSBC as arranger on a $65m commodity murabaha provided to a Turkish clothing retailer. Capital markets expert Gregory Man advised Tenaga National Berhad on its $750m sukuk issuance. Other clients include Emirates NBD.

Leading individuals

Mohammed Paracha - Norton Rose Fulbright

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United Arab Emirates: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and international litigation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright represents key local, regional and global clients in commercial, banking and engineering disputes. Patrick Bourke, who heads the practice, handles cases ranging from commercial through to construction. Also recommended are Paul Stothard, who handles engineering cases, and Orlando Vidal, a former US attorney who handles internal investigations. Deirdre Walker relocated from the London office to head the firm’s Middle East offering. Of counsel Peter Wood is also a name of note.

Leading individuals

Patrick Bourke - Norton Rose Fulbright

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