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Clifford Chance

3RD FLOOR, THE EXCHANGE BUILDING, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PO BOX 9380, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Work +97 1 4 362 0444
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www.cliffordchance.com

Mike Taylor

Tel:
Work +971 4503 2638
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Clifford Chance LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Mike Taylor has over 15 years' international and regional experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public takeovers and equity capital markets transactions, particularly in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Mike has advised on some of the highest profile and innovative M&A and ECM transactions in the Middle East and has a particular focus on the telecommunications sector. Mike is recognised by Chambers, Legal 500 and International Financial Law Review as being a leading lawyer in the Middle East.

Education

University of East Anglia, Norwich (BSc, Accountancy) 1994
University of South Wales (Graduate Diploma in Law) 1995
Cardiff University (Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice) 1996
Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1998


United Arab Emirates

Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Mike Taylor - Clifford Chance

Within: Capital markets

At Clifford Chance, Mike Taylor handles ECM work, some of which crosses into the Saudi market. Turning to debt instruments, Stuart Ure advised Emirates REIT on an issuance of five-year trust certificates, and on the other side of the fence assisted banks including Arab Banking Corporation and Emirates NBD with Albaraka Turk's issuance of $205m of sukuk, which qualified as Basel III-compliant regulatory capital. Other clients include the Omani government, which Ure advised on establishing its global medium-term note (GMTN) programme.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Mike Taylor - Clifford Chance

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Clifford Chance handles a range of M&A work, including top-drawer investments by Middle Eastern clients looking overseas. Mohammed Al-Shukairy is a key contact - he handles significant deals for government-linked companies, as well as leading private sector names. Jason Mendens is another key partner in Dubai; his key clients include leading Japanese industrial names. James McCarthy handles M&A deals in the infrastructure sector; Mike Taylor advises major international companies on cross-border deals, which involves investing in the Middle East; Edmund Boyo has notable African expertise; and Rupert Harper in the Abu Dhabi office acts for major clients with origins in the Emirate.

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