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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

Allen & Overy advised the financiers to NBN Co Limited on AUD6.1 billion of bilateral credit facilities

News: 29 MAY 2020

Allen & Overy advised the financiers to NBN Co Limited on AUD6.1 billion of bilateral credit facilities

Allen & Overy has advised the financiers to NBN Co Limited (NBN Co), Australia’s largest fixed line broadband infrastructure company and primary wholesale high-speed broadband provider, on AUD6.1…

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Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus – State aid Temporary Framework extended to recapitalisations and subordinated loans

As we have previously reported, the European Commission (Commission) has adopted a Temporary State aid Framework (the Temporary Framework) to support the economy in the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak -…

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Sun rising between to high-rise buildings

News: 26 MAY 2020

Allen & Overy advises arrangers of syndicated financing for Advent and TA Associates

Allen & Overy’s New York leveraged finance team advised the lead arrangers and administrative agent on a first lien term loan and a revolving credit facility for Conservice, a portfolio company of TA…

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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