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Banking & Finance

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

Respected name with a strong regional reputation for both conventional and Shari'a-compliant financing. Acts for a blue-chip roster of international clients, including major investment banks and high-profile borrowers. Maintains a formidable project finance practice capable of handling construction, oil and gas, and development finance matters. Well versed in all forms of corporate financing, including syndicated and asset finance. Further areas of expertise include Islamic finance, derivatives and structured finance, while also widely respected for its capabilities in debt restructuring.

Strengths

Sources variously praise the firm for its strengths in restructuring, as well as for its experience in representing borrowers.

Work highlights

Acted for Emirates Water and Electricity on the USD870 million financing for an independent water project in Abu Dhabi.

Notable practitioners

Antoine Cousin is based in Abu Dhabi and operates a broad project finance practice largely focused upon Saudi Arabia. He is proficient in advising borrowers on the financing arrangements for energy projects and major infrastructure PPPs, and is further noted for his strength in Shari'a-compliant facilities.

Claire Matheson Kirton has a considerable track record advising well-known international and regional banks, and is especially skilled in regard to revolving facilities and Shari'a-compliant finance. She is also experienced in oil and gas project finance. Sources say she is "a very strong name in the region."

Debashis Dey is frequently praised for his strength in Shari'a-compliant capital markets. He is highly experienced in advising sovereign wealth funds on sukuk, as well as acting for international financial institutions on debut issuances.

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Banking & Finance Department

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16th Floor, C1 Tower

Six Towers Complex

Bainuna Street

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

Banking & Finance


Antoine Cousin
Foreign expert for Saudi Arabia
Claire Matheson Kirton
Band 4

Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance


Debashis Dey
Band 2