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Simmons & Simmons Middle East

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Simmons & Simmons has a strong track record in M&A, banking and finance and capital markets, and has recently boosted its presence in dispute resolution with the arrival of George Vlavianos joining form Bennett Jones LLP. Vlavianos has expertise in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on the energy and construction sectors. Andrew Wingfield leads the practice and advised the International Bank of Qatar on its merger with Barwa Bank, which created a combined entity with total assets of QAR80bn. He also assisted Vodafone Qatar with its capital restructuring. Another key figure is Arnaud Depierrefe who focuses on the defence, engineering and construction sectors.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Qatar National Bank

The Commercial Bank

Vodafone Qatar

Al Khalij Commercial Bank

Doha Bank

Qatar Investment Authority /Qatar Holding

Qatar Foundation

Mandarin Oriental Group

International Bank of Qatar

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

Sidra Medical and Research Centre

Qatar Financial Centre

Qatar Islamic Bank

Qatar First Bank

The smartest business solutions come when we work together – international, but operating as one integrated team.

Collaborative, agile and partner-led: that’s Simmons & Simmons. A law firm that challenges, creates new possibilities and offers opinion not just option. A law firm that acts as your business partner and works with you, not for you.

We focus on four highly regulated sectors (asset management and investment funds, financial institutions, healthcare and life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications) – using our specialist skills to understand your business, and the forces at play around it. All grounded in exceptional knowledge of the legal detail.

This is how we consistently deliver smarter, more efficient ways to tackle our clients’ most complex challenges.