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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

OFFICE NO C, 10TH FLOOR, EMIRATES OFFICE TOWERS, SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Work +971 4 312 1800
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Fax +971 4 312 1801
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www.morganlewis.com

United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP handles a range of shari’ah-compliant asset, corporate, acquisition and construction finance mandates. Ayman Khaleq and Victoria Mesquita Wlazo advised Noor Bank, which acted alongside a syndicate of banks, on a $230m facility to Ajman Bank via a commodity murabaha. Other clients include Dubai Islamic Bank.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s Ayman Khaleq advised Dubai World Central Corporation on a privately-placed AED216m istisna sukuk for the purposes of a residential construction project using a Dubai World Central Free Zone-incorporated issuer. Other clients include FWU.

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

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP provides ‘an unsurpassed level of service’. Philip Dowsett has ‘top-class local and global legal perspectives’ – he advised Blue Water Energy on the purchase of Optilan Group as part of a secondary management buyout. Jim Knight is also a key contact.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ practice includes Ayman Khaleq, who is advising NBK Capital Partners on the formation of a GCC-focused shari’ah-compliant fund with a target size of $150m. Also recommended are Philip Dowsett, who ‘has huge experience’, and ‘amazing’ associate Carolyn Abram.

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 2

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

At Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Ayman Khaleq is noted for his ‘commercial savvy and funds expertise’; his wide-ranging expertise encompasses commodity murabahas, shari’ah-compliant funds, project finance and sukuk issuances, among other matters. Khaleq advised FWU AG on a $100m sukuk issuance backed by life insurance. Philip Dowsett advised Alameda International Financial Business on a shari’ah-compliant $35m acquisition financing.

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