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Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP

Acting for domestic, regional and international banks, Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP handles a range of Islamic finance matters including shari’ah-compliant derivatives and hedging transactions, trade finance, real estate finance and project finance. The team is headed by Ahmed Butt, who is advising Banque Publique d’Investissement on a trade financing deal with an importer of French medical equipment. The Saudi British Bank and Banque Saudi Fransi are also among the firm's clients.

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Ahmed Butt - Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP

Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP's capital markets capabilities were strengthened in 2018 by the arrival of Dubai-based Lee Irvine from Latham & Watkins LLP. Irvine specialises in debt capital markets deals and handles Saudi-facing capital markets transactions alongside Ahmed Butt, who practices across the firm's Riyadh and Jeddah offices.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP

Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP has experience advising international corporates, banks and investment companies on share and asset acquisitions and various commercial agreements. Key figures include Ahmed Butt, Muneer Khan and Middle East managing partner Andrew Wingfield.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP

The team at Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP is headed by Mohammed Al-Mehdar, and has experience representing banks and construction companies in commercial litigation.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 4

Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP

Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP has handled project finance and development matters involving port developments, mining and chemical refinery projects, and telecoms and public infrastructure mandates. Ahmed Butt has particular experience of shari'ah-compliant financing and works across the firm's Jeddah and Riyadh offices.

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