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Dechert LLP

Capital Markets

Band 4Middle East-wideGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Active on matters across the Middle East, calling upon the expertise of its offices in London and Dubai. Its well-established practice is noted for particular strengths in matters originating in Egypt and the Levant. Represents government entities in sovereign debt issuances and also experienced in equity matters such as IPOs and rights issuances.


One source noted: "The firm's key strength lies in acting as issuer-side counsel. Clients trust them and that helps ensure we are able to smoothly navigate around any legal issues that come up."

A client added: "They're really helpful in terms of giving good advice," further praising its "reliability in turnaround and attendance to our needs at all times."

Notable practitioners

Patrick Lyons is based in London and is a key contact for the firm's Middle Eastern capital markets practice.

Department Information

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Dechert lawyers have a strong history of working with clients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Our practitioners pioneered the development of capital markets in the region and maintain an enviable position as market leaders. With the support of the extensive global resources of an international law firm, we advise local, regional and international clients on all matters of law and regulation, applying a creative, results-oriented approach to any type of project or transaction.

Working from Dubai and London, our team includes Middle Eastern, English, U.S. and Canadian-qualified lawyers who conduct business in Arabic and English with equal dexterity. In addition, Dechert has in Jeddah an association with The Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni, one of the premier law firms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, founded in 1970.

We execute complex, market-leading, cross-border financial transactions throughout the region, where we have a significant history and have been instrumental in the development of the capital markets. We regularly represent the full spectrum of offering participants in public and private debt, equity, equity-linked and other securities offerings. Notably, the team has advised in connection with more than 100 sovereign debt issuances, as well as on many transactions in the region that were the firsts of their kind.

Capital Markets

Dechert LLP


Unit 501, Level 5

Precinct Building 2

Dubai International Financial Centre

PO Box 506675

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