DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Latham & Watkins LLP

Capital Markets

2 ranked lawyersBand 2Middle East-wideGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-established practice known for representing governments and government-related entities in a wide range of transactions. Particularly strong in Saudi Arabian transactions, staffing such matters from its Riyadh associated office as well as Dubai. Maintains strong client relationships with investment banks operating in the region. Particularly strong in sukuk across both the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and additionally well versed in sovereign issuances. Increasingly prominent in equity capital markets, having recently acted on a number of high-profile IPOs.

Strengths

A client stated: "My impression of them is always very, very high," further noting: "They have a wealth of experience they can tap into."

Another source praised the firm for its "customer-centric approach" and provision of "excellent service."

Notable practitioners

Based in Dubai, Harj Rai is particularly expert at sukuk issuances within Saudi Arabia, and has further strengths concerning matters in the UAE and across the wider GCC. His recent work includes advising on sukuk for major real estate and utilities companies.

Dubai-based Nomaan Raja is a seasoned debt practitioner who is highly acclaimed for sukuk and sovereign issuances, particularly within the UAE and Saudi Arabia. He also possesses strong expertise in high-yield bond offerings. One client found him to be "a really supportive presence for us. He's in the know, always filled in on the details and always very helpful."

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Middle East-wide

Capital Markets: Debt


Harjaskaran Rai
Band 3
Nomaan Raja
Band 2