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Latham & Watkins LLP

Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 3United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded presence in the Dubai market frequently assisting with the finance aspects of energy and infrastructure projects. Has considerable expertise in Islamic finance. Advises on a variety of matters including real estate finance and sovereign sukuk. Caters for a range of clients including corporate borrowers, project sponsors, private equity firms and financial institutions. Regularly advises on major transactions in Saudi Arabia. Prolific in restructuring and insolvency mandates, both within the UAE and across the region.

Strengths

One client found the firm to be "both helpful and knowledgeable. I look forward to working with Latham further in the future."

Work highlights

Acted for Mobily on the refinancing of its existing SAR7.9 billion murabaha facility.

Notable practitioners

Harj Rai is highly experienced in Islamic finance, especially within Saudi Arabia. He is particularly adept in murabaha, and has represented several impressive clients in the real estate and oil and gas sectors. He is also well recognised for his strengths in sukuk, alongside his significant practice focus on project finance.

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United Arab Emirates

Banking & Finance


Harjaskaran Rai
Foreign expert for Saudi Arabia

Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance


Harjaskaran Rai
Band 2