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Baker & McKenzie Limited


Bahrain

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Limited

Baker & McKenzie Limited is regularly involved in project finance mandates, debt restructuring and refinancing, and debt capital markets transactions. The practice is headed by Ian Siddell, who is acting for Al Rajhi Banking and Investment Corporation, as majority sukuk certificate holder, in relation to the development of Villamar @ The Harbour, a luxury residential complex at the Bahrain Financial Harbour. Julie Alexander provides ongoing advice to Arab Banking Corporation in relation to the structuring and documentation of a range of Islamic and conventional loan arrangements for its customers in Bahrain and abroad. On the borrower side, Bilal Kahlon advised Sulb Company on a $50m working capital facility provided by Arab Banking Corporation.

Leading individuals

Ian Siddell - Baker & McKenzie Limited

Julie Alexander - Baker & McKenzie Limited

Next generation lawyers

Bilal Kahlon - Baker & McKenzie Limited

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Limited

Baker & McKenzie Limited has experience of capital markets and M&A transactions, joint venture agreements and corporate reorganisations. Key figures in the team include practice head George Sayen and Ian Siddell, the latter of whom assisted Aergen Management Services with the purchase of two aircraft. Also recommended are Gavin Witcombe, who is particularly active in the energy and infrastructure space, and David A. Monnier, who advised a multinational transportation company on various licensing and operational requirements for foreign companies doing business in Bahrain.

Leading individuals

David A. Monnier - Baker & McKenzie Limited

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Limited

Baker & McKenzie Limited acts for banks, corporate borrowers and government bodies in a broad range of Islamic finance transactions. Julie Alexander and Nick Church advised Bahrain Islamic Bank and Arab Bank on the provision of an Islamic project finance facility for the development of a housing project. In addition, Bilal Kahlon is assisting Takween Advanced Industries with the restructuring of an existing SAR1.3bn murabaha facility for its acquisition of Savola Packaging Systems. Ian Siddell heads the practice.

Leading individuals

Ian Siddell - Baker & McKenzie Limited

Julie Alexander - Baker & McKenzie Limited

Next generation lawyers

Bilal Kahlon - Baker & McKenzie Limited

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Limited

Baker & McKenzie Limited advises on project finance, commercial and development contracts and operational issues in relation to a range of energy and infrastructure projects. Nick Church and Julie Alexander advised Arab Bank on the provision of financing for various wind and solar projects, and practice head Ian Siddell is acting for Arab Banking Corporation in relation to the financing for the development of a copper tubing manufacturing facility.

Leading individuals

Ian Siddell - Baker & McKenzie Limited

Julie Alexander - Baker & McKenzie Limited

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Venezuela

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Vietnam

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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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