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Allen & Overy LLP

Projects

3 ranked lawyersBand 1Middle East-wideGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Allen & Overy offers a broad projects practice that is prominent throughout the region. The firm is active on all aspects of project development, with a thoroughly commended finance team. It maintains a strong petrochemicals practice, which is notably active in Oman, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The firm's lawyers undertake a range of PPP projects, and have acknowledged expertise in solar and renewables. It maintains a deep bench with experience advising on numerous highly significant energy projects across the Middle East.

Strengths

Clients applaud Allen & Overy as a "great law firm to deal with. Its strengths are that it is expeditious, practical and has a high standard of service."

Notable practitioners

Elliot Sawford is an increasingly notable lawyer based in Abu Dhabi who has fast become a go-to person for energy and infrastructure projects. He demonstrates significant strengths in PPPs and can advise clients on the finance, procurement and construction aspects. He excels in cross-border projects stemming from the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
"Elliot's had a good year and is one to keep an eye on."

Ian Ingram-Johnson is a distinguished lawyer based out of Dubai, where he wins widespread recognition for the depth of his experience on major Saudi projects. He adeptly advises on a range of financings and refinancings, most notably acting for energy and power clients. International banks and financial institutions form a large part of his client list as well.
"Ian is client-friendly and a good team player who is across the detail, excellent in negotiation and shows real team leadership. He is a standout." "Ian is one of the best lawyers to lead the negotiations on multi-sourced complex transactions."

Judith Kim is an eminent projects lawyer who draws praise from commentators for her significant knowledge of energy and oil and gas mandates. Based in Dubai, she has extensive experience working on projects across the Middle East, particularly the GCC. She often advises sponsors, lenders and government entities.
"Judith is the whole package: in-depth knowledge of our sector, high-quality work product, responsive and good to deal with. She is fantastic." "Judy is a standout in oil and gas."

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Middle East-wide

Projects & Energy


Elliot Sawford
Up and Coming
Ian Ingram-Johnson
Band 1
Judith Kim
Band 1