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Shearman & Sterling LLP

ETIHAD TOWERS, OFFICE TOWER 3, 21ST FLOOR, CORNICHE ROAD, PO BOX 2948, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Tel:
Work +971 2 410 8100
Fax:
Fax +971 2 626 8933
Web:
www.shearman.com

United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP's Iain Goalen, who divides his time between London and Dubai, is a key contact - his work includes shari'ah-compliant real estate finance work. Moyn Uddin is a key counsel. Clients include Dow Chemical, the Islamic Development Bank, JBIC and Mubadala (among other heavyweight entities backed by the Abu Dhabi government). Robin Bayley is now at King & Spalding LLP.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Working with the firm's London office, Shearman & Sterling LLP's Marwan Elaraby and Matthew Powell (the latter based in Abu Dhabi) advised Adnoc Distribution on its IPO and listing on ADX, which was the first IPO to use a book-building process.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP handles a mixture of work, and in particular has close relationships with government-backed clients in Abu Dhabi. Matthew Powell advised Adnoc Distribution on forming a joint venture with Urban Foods to open a number of Géant-branded food stores in its petrol stations across the UAE. Marwan Elaraby, working with members of the firm's team in London, advised EFG-Hermes on its purchase of a 50% stake in Frontier Investment Management. Elaraby also assisted NMC Healthcare with forming a joint venture with Hassana Investment to enter the Saudi health market. Another member of the team is Rodney Cannon, who was previously group general counsel of Mubadala.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Shearman & Sterling LLP

At Shearman & Sterling LLP, Alex Bevan in Abu Dhabi handles construction disputes concerning major office developments, major oil and gas developments and other asset classes. The firm has a number of "Abu Dhabi Inc" clients. Alexander Nordang and David Hume are notable senior associates.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 1

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Dan Feldman, who handles energy projects work for banner clients, is a new partner promotion at Shearman & Sterling LLP. In oil and gas, Rodney Cannon and Matthew Powell advised Mubadala Petroleum on the purchase of an Egyptian concession from Eni for $934m - Powell also advised the client on numerous sales of interests in oilfields aggregating $7.9bn. Iain Elder, who divides his time between Abu Dhabi and London, is another notable name. Natural resources specialist Renad Younes is a new hire from Ashurst LLP: she 'puts her clients above everything - her insight from previous assignments and knowledge in the region is what makes clients choose her'.

Leading individuals

Renad Younes - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Next Generation Partners

Dan Feldman - Shearman & Sterling LLP

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