Sami Al-Louzi > White & Case LLP > Dubai, United Arab Emirates > Lawyer Profile
White & Case LLP Offices
Level 6, Burj Daman, Al Mustaqbal Street, Dubai International Financial Centre
PO Box 9705, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case’s capital market practice has strength in the full range of bonds work, particularly, sukuk and conveniently bonds matters. Practice head Megren Al-Shaalan leads the group which has seen an increase in equity and debt capital markets transactions and IPOs. Key contacts in Dubai remain Sami Al-Louzi and Debashis Dey; the duo lead on high-end IPOs. The group is able to leverage its global footprint to handle large-cross-border deals across London and New York.
The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case has a market-leading corporate practice advising both domestic and international investor clients on a range of transactions, with particular strength in high-profile mergers. The team has a deep bench of experts across IPOs, joint venture matters, and private equity work. Doug Peel remains the key name in the group alongside Megren Al-Shaalan, Dubai-based Sami Al-Louzi and Marcus Booth. Ivan Paskal handles big-ticket sales with recent highlights advising Saudi Aramco. Local partner Mohammad Al Bashir is another name to note.
White & Case LLP displays extensive cross-border expertise and is able to seamlessly advise on transactions with UK, US and UAE legal elements. Regional sovereign wealth funds, governmental and blue-chip UAE corporate clients make up the firm’s client base. Ali Shaikley and Sami Al-Louzi advise on a broad range of cross-border M&A and equity capital markets transactions, particularly in Saudi Arabia where the latter has an established presence. Marcus Booth heads the firm’s private equity offering and UAE-qualified lawyer Abdulwahid Alulama has a broad commercial law and M&A practice. Steven Worthington is also noted.
White & Case LLP has a full-service practice that includes specialists that have ‘fantastic‘ sector knowledge. The firm’s debt capital markets offering covers Islamic finance, project bonds, securitisation, green and sustainable bonds. Debashis Dey has an ‘encyclopaedic‘ knowledge of shariah-compliant structures and is ‘excellent in the sukuk space‘. Ali Shaikley has advised on a number of high-value equity capital markets transactions and has been particularly active in the SPAC space. Sami Al-Louzi specialises in ECM transactions in Saudi Arabia and Abdulwahid Alulama is the team’s UAE regulatory specialist. Claudio Medeossi and Xuan Jin are also noted.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance: Corporate finance (including Islamic lending)
- Capital markets
- Oil, gas and natural resources