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Latham & Watkins LLP

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PRECINCT BUILDING 1, LEVEL 3, PO BOX 506698, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Tel:
Work +971 4 704 6300
Fax:
Fax +971 4 704 6499
Web:
www.lw.com

United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP advises borrowers and sponsors on a range of project finance mandates. Villiers Terblanche advised Utico FZC, the sponsor of a water facility in Ras al-Khaimah, on a $150m project financing.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s team in Dubai regularly works closely with its offices in London and New York to advise on significant equity capital markets matters. Nomaan Raja advised the managers on Noor Bank’s $500m sukuk issuance, while Harj Rai advised Riyad Capital as sponsor of Saudi International Petroleum Company’s SAR1bn mudaraba sukuk. Lee Irvine is a key counsel.

Leading individuals

Nomaan Raja - Latham & Watkins LLP

Next generation lawyers

Lee Irvine - Latham & Watkins LLP

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

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP handles a range of cross-border deals. Villiers Terblanche and new partner Brian Meenagh advised the UAE Banks Foundation on forming a new mobile banking joint venture, while Nomaan Raja advised Standard Chartered Private Equity on the sale of its minority stake in Souq.com to Amazon. Christopher Lester advised BayWa on a joint venture with Al Dahra Group to create an agribusiness in Abu Dhabi.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP advises lenders, sponsors and bidders in sectors including conventional energy. Villiers Terblanche and senior associate Derek McKinley advised Utico, the sponsor, on a $150m facility to finance a water plant in Ras al-Khaimah. Terblanche also advised Harbin Electric as preferred bidder on the development of the 1.2GW Hassayan coal-fired power station.

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

At Latham & Watkins LLP, Harj Rai, working with the firm’s offices in London and Washington DC, advised the Saudi government on a $9bn trust certificate programme.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s TMT practice covers matters including fintech and outsourcing. Brian Meenagh and Villiers Terblanche advised the UAE Banks Federation on the creation of a joint venture mobile wallet banking platform. Meenagh also acted alongside Sami Al-Louzi for noon.com on the development of a new e-commerce platform.

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