Shearman & Sterling LLP

Banking & Finance Department

United Arab Emirates
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What the team is known for Compact department consistently recognised for its project finance work, particularly in the energy sector. Assists regional and international clients with major transactions and large-scale restructurings. Particularly well placed in Abu Dhabi, where the firm regularly advises a number of leading banks and corporate entities. Also noted for its Islamic finance expertise as well as its involvement in cross-border transactions, with a particularly strong practice focus on Oman.

Strengths Commentators applaud the team for its strong focus on project finance, and note the firm overall as one of the strongest in the Abu Dhabi market.

Notable practitioners

Iain Goalen leads the firm's banking practice in the UAE, splitting his time between London, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.