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Noted for its significant presence across the Middle East, with offices in Qatar and the UAE as well as associated offices in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Known for its particular expertise in Islamic finance and DCM. Regularly involved in notable Saudi transactions and acts for many of the region's most prominent Islamic banks. Also advises on a number of significant IPOs. Clients regularly hail from the oil and gas, real estate and financial services sectors.
Clients highlight the firm's "good local presence, which is very complementary to their international platform. They are versatile, flexible and accommodating."
Ali Shaikley is an increasingly prominent figure with a broad equity practice that covers IPOs, REIT listings and securities regulatory advice. One commentator expressed the view that "he is very approachable and always available to help. He's also very knowledgeable regarding UAE market regulations." He is based in Dubai.
Debashis Dey has built up an extensive practice encompassing the whole region, but most significantly focused within the UAE and Saudi Arabia. He is distinguished for his strengths in sukuk, primarily acting for lead managers on sovereign issuances. He divides his time between Dubai and London.
Dubai-based Sami Al-Louzi is widely considered "one of the most experienced lawyers when it comes to ECM in Saudi Arabia." He has acted on groundbreaking matters, including the high-profile Saudi Aramco IPO, and is noted for his impressive list of clients from the oil and gas, infrastructure and healthcare sectors, among others. He is also noted for his broad-ranging M&A practice.
White & Case LLP
16th Floor, C1 Tower
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United Arab Emirates