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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: 30 OCTOBER 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 30 October 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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How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

Publications: 30 OCTOBER 2020

Propel - Allen & Overy's self-driving car podcast

New York partner Paul Keller hosts a podcast series that focuses on the world of autonomous vehicles. Join Paul as he speaks with knowledgeable figures in the industry about self-driving cars and the…

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How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

Publications: 30 OCTOBER 2020

Podcast: The “seeing” and “thinking” of self-driving cars

Light Detection and Ranging sensors (“LiDAR”) provide a form of “sight” to AVs that generate massive amounts of data these vehicles can use to “think” about their driving.

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Publications: 30 OCTOBER 2020

UK Government response to the consultation on corporate transparency and PSC register reform

The UK Government has published proposals to increase the transparency of UK corporate entities, including companies and limited partnerships, and enhance the role of Companies House.

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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