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A&O receives 10 awards at the annual Islamic Finance News Awards ceremony

 

11 March 2019

A&O awarded 'Best Law Firm in Energy & Natural Resources' and nine 'Deals of the Year'.  

On Sunday 10 March, A&O was recognised as 'Best Law Firm in Energy & Natural Resources', and collected nine 'Deals of the Year' at the annual Islamic Finance News Awards ceremony held in Dubai.

The full list of IFN Awards that we received are:

  • Best Law Firm in Energy & Natural Resources
  • Hybrid Deal of the Year - Senaat USD300 million sukuk issue under its USD3 billion sukuk programme
  • Real Estate Deal of the Year - Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company SAR11 billion sukuk programme
  • Regulatory Capital Deal of the Year - Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank USD750 million Additional Tier 1 sukuk
  • Restructuring Deal of the Year - Dana Gas USD530 million sukuk
  • Sukuk Deal of the Year - Al Rayan Bank GBP250 million residential mortgage-backed securitisation sukuk
  • Bahrain Deal of the Year - Kingdom of Bahrain USD1 billion sukuk
  • Saudi Arabia Deal of the Year - Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company SAR11 billion sukuk programme
  • UAE Deal of the Year - NMC Healthcare USD400 million sukuk
  • United Kingdom Deal of the Year - Al Rayan Bank GBP250 million residential mortgage-backed securitisation sukuk

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

The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2018

  • Best Islamic Law Firm
  • Best local currency sukuk - Saudi Aramco SAR11.25 billion sukuk
  • Best liability management - Sime Darby Berhad any-and-all cash tender offer and consent solicitation relating to existing sukuk
  • The following country deals of the year:
    • Bahrain - Al Baraka Banking Group USD400 million Additional Tier 1 sukuk
    • Hong Kong - Government of Hong Kong USD1 billion sukuk
    • Oman - Mazoon Electricity Company USD500 million sukuk
    • Pakistan - Islamic Republic of Pakistan USD1 billion sukuk
    • Qatar - Qatar Islamic Bank USD750 million sukuk
    • UAE - Damac USD500 million sukuk and tender offer of existing sukuk

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards 2018

  • Financial Institutions Deal of the Year - First Abu Dhabi Bank USD650 million sukuk

IFLR Middle East Awards 2019

  • Debt and Equity-Linked Deal of the Year - Qatar Islamic Bank collateralised murabaha financing
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year - Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport financing
  • Domestic Deal of the Year - Ma’aden Phosphate Company domestic sukuk
 

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