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Christian Saunders

Partner

Dubai

Christian Saunders

Partner

Dubai

Christian has broad experience in projects, international bank financings, restructurings and bank-financed limited recourse transactions including a wide variety of infrastructure and petrochemicals projects. He heads up our Restructuring practice in the Middle East.

Christian is recognised as one of the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal Banking 2013.

Christian is recognised as one the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal Banking 2010.

Christian is recognised as one of the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers by IFLR’s 2009 Guide.

Christian is ranked as one of the World’s Leading Lawyers for Islamic Real Estate and Islamic Transportation Finance lawyers by Islamic Finance News (2009).

Praised for his intelligence, clients say Saunders can tackle the most challenging scenarios. “Christian Saunders is perhaps the cleverest technical lawyer that A&O have, so if you have a really difficult question you go to him,” says one (IFLR1000, 2014)

“Christian Saunders…receives clients approval and is described as ‘technically excellent.’ ” (IFLR, 2012)

Christian Saunders had a very successful year...and clients “use him as much as possible – he’s excellent, funny and runs deals so smoothly that they’re always a pleasure to work on.” (Chambers Global, 2011, UAE)

News & insights

Publications: 07 AUGUST 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 7 August 2020)

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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Publications: 07 AUGUST 2020

Russia: Law on categories of investors has been adopted

The Federal law dividing all investors in the financial market into two categories, regulating investment activities carried out by individuals and reforming the procedure by which non-qualified…

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Allen and Overy advises international development banks on first of a kind public private partnership road concession in Kazakhstan

News: 07 AUGUST 2020

A&O advises international development banks on first-of-a-kind public private partnership road concession in Kazakhstan

Allen & Overy has advised international development banks on the USD585 million debt financing of a 66-km ring road around Almaty in Kazakhstan to be constructed by BAKAD Investment and Operation…

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A&O signs Mindful Business Charter to foster better working practices for mental health and wellbeing

News: 14 MAY 2020

A&O signs Mindful Business Charter to foster better working practices for mental health and wellbeing

Allen & Overy has signed the Mindful Business Charter, joining a wide range of businesses and law firms in a collective commitment to promote healthier and more effective ways of working.

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Office

Dubai

Allen & Overy LLP
11th Floor, Burj Daman Building, Al Mustaqbal Street, Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai
PO Box 506678

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998

Academic

BA, Oxford University, 1995

Diploma, Legal Practice, The College Of Law, York, 1996