King & Spalding has advised the Saudi Arabia-headquartered Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on the expansion of its sukuk programme from $10 billion to $25 billion – the largest of its kind to date.
Latham & Watkins has advised Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC (ADIB) on its rights issue, a move that is expected to help the bank push for more growth, boost its...
Dechert has expanded in the Middle East after forming an association in Saudi Arabia with the law firm of Hassan Mahassni.
Clyde & Co has strengthened its intellectual property capabilities in the Middle East, setting up a direct filing office in Manama, Bahrain’s capital city, through its affiliated entity, Clyde IP...
Each year, hundreds of lawyers from Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia, decide to qualify as English solicitors, and become dual-qualified...
|Dana Gas says wins UK court ruling for $100 million Kurdistan paymentUnited Arab Emirates energy firm Dana Gas, one of the largest investors in Iraq's Kurdistan region, said the British High Court had ordered the Kurdish regional government to pay Dana's consortium $100 million (66 million pounds) within 14 days. Full Article|
|Saudi property company Alandalus plans December IPOSaudi Arabia's Alandalus Property Co will launch an initial public offering (IPO) in mid-December, the market regulator said in a statement, the first flotation since the kingdom allowed direct foreign share ownership. Full Article|
|Gulf banks rush to loan market to cope with liquidity squeezeGulf banks are rushing to raise money via the loan market by the end of the year in a flurry of activity attributed to a liquidity squeeze caused by lower oil prices, banking sources aware of the matter said. Full Article|
|Saudis to sue Twitter user who called poet's death sentence 'ISIS-like'Saudi Arabia's justice ministry plans to sue a Twitter user who compared the death sentence handed down to a Palestinian poet to the punishments meted out by Islamic State, a major government-aligned newspaper reported. Full Article|
|HSF returns to Saudi Arabia with new allianceHerbert Smith Freehills has returned to Saudi Arabia after a gap of two years, after inking an alliance with the Riyadh law firm Law Office of Nasser Al-Hamdan and hiring partners from White & Case and DLA Piper. Full Article|
|Kuwait’s ASAR-Al Ruwayeh on NBK’s $410 mln bond issuanceASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners has advised the joint lead managers in National Bank of Kuwait’s (NBK) 125 million Kuwaiti dirham ($410 million) bond issuance. Full Article|
|UAE companies law: A new eraAfter several years of discussion, the United Arab Emirates has issued a long-awaited companies law aimed at boosting IPO activity, enhancing corporate governance and encouraging foreign investment into the Arab world’s second biggest economy. Kanishk... Full Article|
|How to Become an English Solicitor in Just a Few MonthsEach year, hundreds of lawyers from Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia, decide to qualify as English solicitors, and become dual-qualified lawyers. What motivates them to... Full Article|
|The search for consistencyIslamic finance today is booming, but could its progress be held back by inconsistencies in interpretations across jurisdictions, asks Raghavendra Verma Full Article|
|The boom is backThe United Arab Emirates has bounced back from the financial crisis of 2009-2010, when it came perilously close to sovereign default. Infrastructure construction has returned to full swing, while M&A deals abound, which means more... Full Article|
|AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business 27 May 14 Vriens & Partners' crucial report - The ASEAN Economic Community - is now available. This detailed report can be purchased for just US$1,000 from the link at the top of this page. Click below for Table of Contents.|
|ALB Employer of Choice 2013 17 Sep 13 Thousands of law firm employees across Asia, ranging from managing partners to support staff, were surveyed for two months and asked to rate their employers on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and...|
|ALB M&A Rankings 2013 17 Sep 13 We rank the region’s best law firms for M&A work on volume, complexity and size of work, the firm’s visibility and profile in the marketplace, presence in Asia and key existing clients and new client Wins. These are the firms...|