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Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP

PO BOX 506688, LVL 7 THE GATE VILLAGE BLDG 10, DUBAI INTL FINANCE CENTRE, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP handles a range of regulatory and transactional work in the banking space. Muneer Khan advises the Kenyan government on changes to its bank regulatory regime. Ahmed Butt regularly advises banks on shari’ah-compliant loans. Clients include HSBC.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 6

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP’s James Coleman has experience of secondary market transactions in the energy sector. Haitham Hawashin is now at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP

At Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP, David Risbridger handles significant DIAC arbitrations and complex development projects. Lucy Bushell is a key managing associate.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP’s IP practice covers a range of technical and pharmaceutical patent matters as well as "soft IP". Raza Rizvi advised Celgene on a programme of patent protection, and du on the intellectual property aspects of its cloud TV platform. Senior associate Neil Westwood is also a name of note.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP is praised for its ‘excellent knowledge, advice and response times’. The practice advises on a range of private equity and other fund types. Muneer Khan advised SEDCO Capital on its fleet of exchange-traded shari’ah-compliant funds. James Coleman’s work includes venture capital and hedge fund matters.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP handles matters ranging from fintech and data protection, to major telecoms infrastructure projects and technology outsourcings. Raza Rizvi advised Safaricom on developing an API to allow third-party developers to access its mobile money platform, and assisted Electronic Arts with regulatory issues concerning micropayments in its FIFA games. Clients also praise supervising associate Neil Westwood.

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United Arab Emirates: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and international litigation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation - ranked: tier 4

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP

Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP handles a range of dispute resolution matters, with an emphasis on arbitration. Payam Beheshti’s wide-ranging expertise covers investment fund arbitrations and Dubai Financial Services Authority regulatory matters. David Risbridger has expertise in construction disputes before DIAC and ADCCAC.

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Legal Developments by:
Simmons & Simmons

  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
    - Simmons & Simmons

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