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Latham & Watkins LLP

Harjaskaran Rai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 5 departments

Lawyer profile for Global 2021

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Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance - United Arab Emirates

Band 2

Harj Rai is highly experienced in Islamic finance, especially within Saudi Arabia. He is particularly adept in murabaha, and has represented several impressive clients in the real estate and oil and gas sectors. He is also well recognised for his strengths in sukuk, alongside his significant practice focus on project finance.
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Capital Markets: Debt - Middle East-wide

Band 3

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.
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Islamic Finance - Middle East-wide

Band 3

Harj Rai is much esteemed for his involvement in Islamic finance mandates, especially those originating in Saudi Arabia. He is noted for his particular aptitude for Shari'a-compliant project finance, sukuk and restructurings and often acts for sovereign wealth funds. He is also well versed in murabaha facilities, representing several clients in the real estate and technology sectors in this regard. He is based in Dubai.
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Rankings for Foreign Expertise
Banking & Finance - United Arab Emirates

Foreign Expertise in Saudi Arabia

Harj Rai is highly experienced in Islamic finance, especially within Saudi Arabia. He is particularly adept in murabaha, and has represented several impressive clients in the real estate and oil and gas sectors. He is also well recognised for his strengths in sukuk, alongside his significant practice focus on project finance.
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Capital Markets: Debt - United Arab Emirates

Foreign Expertise in Saudi Arabia

Harj Rai is widely agreed to be an expert on debt capital markets in Saudi Arabia, with skills both in sukuk and in conventional issuances. He acts for a range of underwriting financial institutions and also has notable experience representing issuer clients in the real estate sector.
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Rankings for Expertise Based Abroad
Banking & Finance - Saudi Arabia

Expertise Based Abroad in Saudi Arabia

Dubai-based Harj Rai is a well-known practitioner who has a strong track record of representing governmental bodies, as well as financial institutions and energy clients, in an array of conventional and Shari'a-compliant financings. Interviewees note that "he's got a good practice and a good standing in the market."
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Capital Markets - Saudi Arabia

Expertise Based Abroad in Saudi Arabia

Harj Rai is regarded by his peers as being "very capable on the DCM side." He is well versed in sukuk issuances and well known for maintaining a substantial portfolio of Saudi-related work. He is based in Dubai.
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