Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has today announced the arrival of new debt capital markets partner, Gregory Man (more…)

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Chadbourne & Parke advised the International Finance Corporation (IFC), European Investment Bank (EIB), EKF (lenders, including Denmark’s export credit agency) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), in connection with the financing of a wind power project that will be built in Tafila, Southern Jordan. The deal closed on 27 November 2013 (more…)

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Addleshaw Goddard has continued to strengthen its GCC offering with the appointment of Private Equity specialist Andrew Johnston as part of the firm’s strategy of investing in new relevant service lines in growth areas beyond the firm’s established core offering in Dubai of international arbitration and construction litigation (more…)

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Dentons is pleased to announce that Ian Dalley has joined its Abu Dhabi office as a partner in the Construction practice. Ian joins from DLA Piper where he was a Legal Director. He has been based in Abu Dhabi for six and a half years (more…)

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised leading regional developer Majid Al Futtaim on one of the first international hybrid bond issuances by a corporate borrower in the Gulf region. The issuance of US$500 million Reset Subordinated Perpetual Notes, callable after five years, were rated BB+ and received a 50 per cent equity credit by both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch (more…)

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised a syndicate of thirteen banks in relation to unsecured US$1.159 billion and AED 1.609 billion syndicated facilities for Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC (MAF). The bank group comprised of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC, First Gulf Bank PJSC, Barclays Bank PLC, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Emirates NBD Bank PJSC, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, Standard Chartered Bank, Mashreqbank PSC, Doha Bank, Union National Bank PJSC, National Bank of Kuwait – Dubai Branch, Arab Bank PLC and Samba Financial Group, Dubai Branch (more…)

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has today announced the arrival of new banking Of Counsel, Robin Balmer (more…)

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Al Madina Investment has announced the arrangement of the first corporate Sukuk (Islamic bond) in Oman for Tilal Development Company (TDC). The Sukuk has an issue size of OMR50 million and is based on the Ijarah structure (more…)

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International law firm Taylor Wessing today announces that Habib Ullah will join Taylor Wessing Middle East LLP, the Firm’s Dubai office, on Wednesday 6 November 2013 as their head of banking (more…)

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International law firm Simmons & Simmons has expanded its dispute resolution and construction team in the Middle East with the appointment of partner David Risbridger in the UAE (more…)

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Addleshaw Goddard has strengthened its GCC offering with the appointment of corporate expert Ben Gillespie to its Dubai office. Ben joins the firm’s International Division as a partner on 4th November and is the latest in a series of strategic overseas investments targeting new income streams in high growth areas (more…)

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Latham & Watkins advised Sembcorp Salalah Power & Water Company SAOG in connection with its initial public offering (IPO), which was 8.3 times oversubscribed and raised OMR 53 million (approximately US$137 million), making it the largest IPO in Oman this year as well as one of the largest in the Middle East region. Following the IPO, the shares of Sembcorp Salalah were admitted to trading on the Muscat Securities Market (more…)

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