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Linklaters

Capital Markets

2 ranked lawyersBand 1United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

First-rate team that regularly assists with high-profile transactions. Frequently noted for its debt capital markets strength and advises various entities on bond issuances and sukuk structures. Often mandated by financial institutions and has experience representing issuers in the insurance and property sectors. Regularly advises on sovereign sukuk issuances by states throughout the Middle East and further afield. Maintains a seasoned equity team that regularly works alongside colleagues in the firm's London office.

Strengths

One client concluded that the firm's primary strengths are "its knowledge of the law, approachability, speed of response and ability to offer practical solutions." The same source rated Linklaters as "a very strong law firm with very good lawyers; a solid team that works well together globally."

Another client added: "They're one of the top firms in how they approach issues of quality assurance and attention to detail. They're always exceeding our expectations."

Work highlights

Acted for the lead managers on two sovereign bond issuances, totalling USD3 billion, by the Sultanate of Oman.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Fried is a highly prominent practitioner with considerable expertise in Tier 1 capital securities and sovereign debt issuances. He is also adept at sukuk and debt/equity hybrid issuances, and is capable of advising both issuers and lead managers. One client lauded him as "amazing - he has a great knowledge of the law and is very approachable." The source also praised the way in which he "looks for practical solutions" and described him as "business-minded."

Scott Campbell is managing partner of Linklaters Dubai. He has significant prowess in equity capital markets, and is noted for his lengthy experience. He has overseen a number of high-profile IPOs across the region and is highly respected by sources.

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Capital Markets

Linklaters

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Ninth Floor, Currency House

Dubai IFC

PO Box 506516

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

United Arab Emirates

Capital Markets: Debt


Jonathan A Fried
Band 1

Capital Markets: Equity


Scott Campbell
Eminent Practitioners