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A&O receives 14 awards at the annual Islamic Finance News Awards ceremony

 

01 March 2017

A&O collected more awards than any other law firm, including thirteen “Deal of the Year” awards and the “Best Law Firm in Insolvency & Restructuring” award.

Allen & Overy has once again swept the Islamic Finance News Awards, receiving “Deal of the Year” awards in thirteen different categories including “Best Country Deal of the Year” in seven categories. 

Partner and Head of the Global Islamic Finance Group, Anzal Mohammed, commented: “Being recognised for so much of the firm’s work across a number of product areas and geographies demonstrates that our strategy of investing in the firm’s truly global Islamic finance practice is being recognised and appreciated by our clients and the industry as a whole. These prestigious awards further cement our reputation as a true market leader in this space.”

The full list of IFN Awards that Allen & Overy received are set out below:

  • “Best Law Firm in Insolvency & Restructuring” 

 

  • “Hybrid Deal of the Year” - Six Flags, Dubai Parks & Resorts financing
  • “Murabahah Deal of the Year” - Axiom Telecom financing
  • “Perpetual Sukuk Deal of the Year” - Qatar Islamic Bank Additional Tier 1 sukuk
  • “Real Estate Deal of the Year” - Emaar Properties sukuk
  • “Restructuring Deal of the Year” - National Titanium Dioxide Company (Cristal) refinancing
  • “Syndicated Deal of the Year” - Emirates Global Aluminium financing
  • “Africa Deal of the Year” - Yinson Production financing

 

  • “Bahrain Deal of the Year” - Kingdom of Bahrain sukuk
  • “Indonesia Deal of the Year” - Republic of Indonesia sukuk
  • “Kuwait Deal of the Year” - Boubyan Bank Additional Tier 1 sukuk
  • “Oman Deal of the Year” - Mohammed Al Barwani sukuk
  • “Qatar Deal of the Year” - Ezdan Holding Group sukuk programme
  • “Saudi Arabia Deal of the Year” - Jabal Omar Development financing

Over the last few months, the firm’s global Islamic finance practice and deals on which the firm has advised on have been recognised by various publications and industry bodies, including:

  • Global Transport Finance Awards 2016:
    Islamic Finance Aviation Deal of the Year (Etihad Airways’ sukuk programme and the USD 1.5bn issuance thereunder, which was the largest non-sovereign sukuk issuance globally in 2016)
  • Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards 2016:
    Local Currency Deal of the Year (Sultanate of Oman sukuk)
    Financial Institution Financing Deal of the Year (Boubyan Bank Additional Tier 1 sukuk)
    Bond/Sukuk Deal of the Year by a Debut Issuer (Ezdan Holding Group sukuk programme)
    Sub-Investment Grade Bond/Sukuk Deal of the Year (Noor Bank Additional Tier 1 sukuk)
  • IFLR Middle East Awards 2016:
    Debt and Equity-linked Deal of the Year (Boubyan Bank Additional Tier 1 sukuk)
    Debt and Equity-linked Team of the Year
 

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