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Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla


United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla’s ‘most important strength, beyond its professionalism and its perfect command of all legal matters, is its capacity to listen to clients and understand their needs’. Sandeep Puri regularly handles development financings and also recently advised a financial institution on a structured sukuk portfolio financing arrangement made available to a regional corporate. Mazen Boustany and Gordon Prestige are other key names.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla’s six-partner team is now led by Gulf region managing partner Borys Dackiw following the departure of Tom Thraya to Mayer Brown in 2016. Recent highlights include advising Brenntag on its joint incorporation with Trychem through the acquisition of a 51% stake in Trychem from Tristar Transport. Will Seivewright and Omar Momany are other key contacts.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Habib Al Mulla’s team at Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla hired arbitrator Charlotte Bijlani from Norton Rose Fulbright. The practice has been representing an oilfield services company in arbitration with a subcontractor concerning a pipeline construction contract.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla’s team holds full rights of audience before the UAE and DIFC courts. It hired Charlotte Bijlani from Norton Rose Fulbright, who has specialist expertise in construction disputes, corporate insolvency and regulatory matters. The ‘excellent’ Habib Al Mulla and Mohamed El Khatib lead the arbitration and dispute resolution practices respectively. Omar Momany is representing a local entity in London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) proceedings relating to a cross-border shareholder dispute.

Leading individuals

Habib Al Mulla - Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla hired Joanna Matthews-Taylor from DLA Piper Middle East LLP. The team represented a financial institution in the filing of a pre-action disclosure claim before the Dubai International Financial Centre courts.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla handles transactional IP matters as well as trade mark registrations and infringement cases in the local courts. Tarek Saad leads the team.

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

At Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, Sandeep Puri and Mazen Boustany recently handled Islamic financings relating to real estate development and project construction.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla advises leading developers such as Al Habtoor Group and Dubai Property Group. Practice head Steven Henderson is handling several high-profile hotel mandates for Jumeirah International.

Leading individuals

Steven Henderson - Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

At Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, counsel Tarek Saad has particular expertise in cargo claims brought by insurance companies.

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United Arab Emirates: Capital markets

Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

At Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, Mazen Boustany is handling several proposed DFM and Nasdaq Dubai IPOs. Clients include financial institutions and government entities.

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Legal Developments by:
Baker McKenzie LLP

  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
    - Esin Attorney Partnership

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