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Hogan Lovells

Capital Markets

Band 3United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Robust practice which is recognised for its deep knowledge of debt capital markets, notably as the field overlaps with Islamic finance. Active on a number of international sukuk spanning across Africa and the Middle East. Also capable in conventional debt matters, including in regard to debut issuances. Furthermore, offers advice on equity-related matters including IPOs. Clients hail from industry sectors such as construction, retail and telecoms.

Strengths

A source commented: "I find their approach excellent," observing that "Hogan Lovells has a good focus on the legal side and can also contribute to the business thinking."

Work highlights

Acted for the underwriters, Emirates NBD and Noor Bank, on the refinancing of flydubai's USD500 million five-year sukuk.

Notable practitioners

Rahail Ali and Imran Mufti are key contacts.

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Overview

Our Dubai-based capital markets lawyers help clients embrace change, overcome challenges, harness opportunities and decide on the best transaction structure to meet their objectives. Whether clients are looking for capital to grow their business, expand into new markets, or strengthen their balance sheet; we advise the full range of industry participants, giving us key insights into issues from all sides of the deal table.

Equity Capital Markets

We regularly advise on significant, complex transactions, including transactions involving IPOs on the Main Market and the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Dubai and the DFM, secondary offerings, listings on multiple exchanges, and worldwide offerings across a range of industry sectors. Our participation in various industry bodies ensures that we are at the forefront of innovation and market developments.

Debt Capital Markets

We have insight into issues from all sides of the deal through advising issuers, underwriters, service providers and investors. Our experience includes advising sovereigns, financial institutions and corporates as issuers.

We have a deep appreciation of the standards that a Sharia-compliant financing or investment must achieve to attain its ethical status. Our team are widely known recognised as experts in sukuk; we have advised on numerous first-of-their-kind transactions.

Clients

Al Bayan Group Holding Company, Saudi Arabia

Citigroup

Dubai Islamic Bank

HSBC

IFC (World Bank Group)

Islamic Corporation for Development of the Private Sector

Samba Capital

Industries

Banks

Construction & Materials

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Health Care

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Telecommunications

Utilities

Capital Markets Department

Hogan Lovells

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Department location

19th Floor, Al Fattan Currency Tower

Dubai International Financial Centre

PO Box 506602

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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