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Shearman & Sterling LLP

ETIHAD TOWERS, OFFICE TOWER 3, 21ST FLOOR, CORNICHE ROAD, PO BOX 2948, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Tel:
Work +971 2 410 8100
Fax:
Fax +971 2 626 8933
Web:
www.shearman.com

United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP is particularly known for its track record in project finance mandates, although is also handles a broader range of transactions. Iain Elder, who divides his time between Abu Dhabi and London, advised Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, as part of a consortium of lenders, on a combined heat and power project in Saudi Arabia financed through conventional and ijara tranches; he is also advising The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) on its $6bn refinery renovation plan. Also recommended are Robin Bayley in Abu Dhabi, who is noted for his projects expertise, and Iain Goalen, who divides his time between Dubai and London and handles real estate and asset finance matters, among others.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s team in Abu Dhabi has ‘strong industry knowledge and business acumen’. The firm has a particular strength in energy-related work, but also handles a broader range of mandates. Marwan Elaraby heads the practice. Two new names in the Abu Dhabi office are Rodney Cannon, who joined in February 2017 from his role as group general counsel of Mubadala, and Matthew Powell, who relocated from London and is ‘responsive, commercial and to-the-point’. James Comyn joined Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Alex Bevan is ‘a top class advocate and team leader’. In an illustration of Bevan’s track record in heavyweight construction arbitrations, he is representing Areva in a dispute regarding a nuclear power project in Finland.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Predominantly based in Abu Dhabi, Shearman & Sterling LLP is ‘a first choice for energy projects in the Gulf’. Robin Bayley and Iain Elder, who divides his time between Abu Dhabi and London, are advising Bapco on its $6bn refinery modernisation plan. Marwan Elaraby and counsel Dan Feldman are also recommended. ADNOC is another longstanding client.

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Dan Feldman - Shearman & Sterling LLP

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United Arab Emirates: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and international litigation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation - ranked: tier 5

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Alex Bevan, working with the firm’s other offices, handles construction disputes concerning projects ranging from hospitals and offshore vessels through to airports and nuclear power stations.

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Offices in Riyadh, Al-Khobar, and Jeddah

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Offices in Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Menlo Park, and Austin

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