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Simmons & Simmons Middle East

PO BOX 506688, LVL 7 THE GATE VILLAGE BLDG 10, DUBAI INTL FINANCE CENTRE, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Work +971 4 709 6600
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Fax +971 4 709 6601
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www.simmons-simmons.com

United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Simmons & Simmons Middle East

At Simmons & Simmons Middle East's Dubai office, Ahmed Butt handles derivatives and regulatory matters, as well as Islamic deals and trade finance deals. Muneer Khan also handles Islamic finance. Samir Safar-Aly is a key supervising associate.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Simmons & Simmons Middle East

Lee Irvine joined Simmons & Simmons Middle East from Latham & Watkins LLP in April 2018. He has a track record acting for sovereign and quasi-sovereign issuers. The practice also acts for local and international investment banks.

Next Generation Partners

Lee Irvine - Simmons & Simmons Middle East

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Simmons & Simmons Middle East

At Simmons & Simmons Middle East, Raza Rizvi advised MTN on a restructuring, consolidating the company into one entity incorporated in the DIFC. James Coleman advised GoCompare on a venture investment into souqalmal.com, a financial services comparison website based in the UAE, in what was GoCompare's first overseas deal. The firm also acts for leading global and regional private equity houses.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Simmons & Simmons Middle East

At Simmons & Simmons Middle East, David Risbridger and Philip Norman handle various contentious construction matters, acting for contractors, including architects and MEP contractors.

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

Simmons & Simmons Middle East

Simmons & Simmons Middle East's Payam Beheshti handles challenging financial services disputes, including cross-border claims on guarantees, matters including alleged fraud, mis-selling cases and DFSA investigations. Clients include well-known banks.

Next Generation Partners

Payam Beheshti - Simmons & Simmons Middle East

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Simmons & Simmons Middle East

Simmons & Simmons Middle East¬†is a popular choice for ‚Äėcomplex TMT projects involving¬†sophisticated IP commercialisation‚Äô, under the leadership of ‚Äėtechnically excellent‚Äô group head Raza Rizvi. Clients are also drawn from the financial services, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Next Generation Partners

Raza Rizvi - Simmons & Simmons Middle East

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Simmons & Simmons Middle East

At Simmons & Simmons Middle East, James Coleman handles work including advice on retail investment products and venture capital funds, including start-up accelerators. Muneer Khan handles regulatory work.

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 3

Simmons & Simmons Middle East

At Simmons & Simmons Middle East, Ahmed Butt advises banks on trade, syndicated, real estate, and acquisition finance deals, as well as derivatives matters. He also assisted NCB Capital with structuring and forming a shari'ah-compliant pan-European real estate fund.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Simmons & Simmons Middle East

Simmons & Simmons Middle East¬†is commended for its ‚Äėexcellent turnaround times, technical capabilities and comprehensive advice‚Äô. Group head Raza Rizvi¬†(‚Äėinsightful and knowledgeable‚Äô) runs the gamut of commercial, regulatory and transactional work, with fintech standing out as a sweet spot.

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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.
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