Firm Profile > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Offices
OFFICE NO C, 10TH FLOOR
EMIRATES OFFICE TOWERS, SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD
United Arab Emirates
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Investment funds Tier 1
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 'knows its stuff and works well as a team'. 'Great relationship builder' Ayman Khaleq 'possesses great knowledge of fund structuring that makes matters efficient'; he advised NBK Capital Partners on forming a shari'ah-compliant real estate fund. Separately, he assisted Greenstone Equity Partners with securing a new licence to act as a placement agent. The group advised Sico Trucial on creating a new fund investing in American real estate assets. Other areas of work include advice to sovereign wealth funds on their LP commitments. Philip Dowsett joined Dechert LLP.
Islamic finance Tier 2
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's Victoria Mesquita Wlazlo advised Al Ahli Holding Group on the project financing of an expansion of Dubai Outlet Mall. Ayman Khaleq has, among other matters, expertise in shari'ah-compliant aviation and project finance as well as investment funds.
Banking and finance Tier 4
At Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Victoria Mesquita Wlazlo advised Al Ahli Holding Group on an AED 1.25bn shari'ah-compliant project finance deal, structured as a wakala and an instisna, for the expansion of the Dubai Outlet Mall among other purposes. She also also assisted Abour Energy Company with the Islamic financing of a 50MW wind farm in Jordan's Tafilah Governorate. Bank-side work includes advising Dubai Islamic Bank on an AED378m fleet of Islamic facilities to Reem Integrated Healthcare Holdings. Ayman Khaleq is also a key contact; his varied practice includes restructuring work.
Capital markets Tier 4
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's Ayman Khaleq advised TVM on a tender offer for the purchase of an Egyptian-listed company. Other highlights concern the private placement of notes, and shares, as well as sukuks, many of them involving Channel Island structures. Philip Dowsett is now with Dechert LLP.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is 'impressive - clients have a genuine trust-based relationship and partnership with the firm'. Ayman Khaleq is 'the go-to guy: he is very business minded and provides great legal advice'; he advised the founders of VPS Healthcare on purchasing a controlling interest in Amanat Holdings. The team assisted Hedi Mlouka, the owner of Frontier Investment Management, with the sale of 50% of the business to EFG Hermes. Wamda MENA Ventures is a repeat client for venture capital investments. Other clients include FWU, which the firm advised on purchasing a Pakistani business. Philip Dowsett is now with Dechert LLP. Chadi Salloum was a new arrival from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in 2019.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > Firm Profile
|Corporate and business transactions||Ayman Khaleq|
|Banking and finance||Ayman Khaleq|
|Banking and finance||Victoria Mesquita Wlazlo|
|Arbitration and litigation||Rebecca Kelly|
|Corporate and regulatory compliance||Rebecca Kelly|
|Labour and employment||Rebecca Kelly|
|Islamic finance||Ayman Khaleq|
|Private investment funds||Ayman Khaleq|
|Private equity||Ayman Khaleq|
|Technology, media and telecommunications||Ayman Khaleq|
|White-collar crime and investigations||Rebecca Kelly|
|Energy transactions||Ayman Khaleq|
|Occupational safety and health||Rebecca Kelly|
|Islamic finance||Victoria Mesquita Wlazlo|