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DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm

DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm advises on transactional and regulatory matters associated with Islamic finance, project finance and capital markets deals. Practice head Paul Latto is advising Saudia Cargo, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines, on the financing aspects of a major development project. Latto also advised the Saudi Ministry of Finance on the implementation of new VAT legislation in connection with the Vision 2030 project.

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

DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm

Acting for major domestic and international corporates, DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm ‘provides tremendous value’ in cross-border M&A, joint ventures and commercial licensing agreements. In one stand-out matter, the team is advising Saudi Telecom Company on its proposed $1.8bn purchase of the exclusive broadcast rights for the Saudi Professional League. Other key figures include Paul Latto and Edoardo Betto, who is rated for his ‘outstanding industry knowledge’. Rakesh Bassi left the firm in November 2017 for Al Tamimi & Company.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm

DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm is especially active in construction and projects-related disputes, and also handles corporate investigations, labour disputes and international arbitration. Dubai-based Suzannah Newbolt is representing a subsidiary company of a client from the waste management sector in a payment dispute with a main contractor of a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. Dubai-based Henry Quinlan leads the Middle East litigation, arbitration and investigations practice, and Amer Al Amr, who acts as managing partner of the Saudi firm, heads the Saudi Arabia litigation, arbitration and investigations team.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm

Acting for sponsors, lenders and government entities, DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm is among the market's most active firms in the power and water space, and has particular expertise in renewable energy projects. The regional projects and finance practice is headed by Dubai-based Trevor Butcher, who is advising Water & Electricity Company on the procurement aspects of a 3,000MW desalination plant, which is the second largest power project in Saudi Arabia. Further, Butcher is acting for Saudi Airlines Cargo Company in relation to the development of a new cargo terminal at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. Also of note, the team is assisting the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources with the development of the 400MW Dumat Al Jandal wind project, which is the country's first-ever wind IPP. Robert J. Harker joined the firm's Dubai office from Bracewell LLP in June 2018.

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