Banking & Finance IPOs United Arab Emirates

Clifford Chance advises on Al Ansari Financial Services IPO

International law firm Clifford Chance has acted as international issuer’s counsel to Al Ansari Financial Services on its highly successful initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM).  Following the completion of the book building and subscription process on March 24, 2023, Al Ansari Financial Services announced that it has set […]

Banking & Finance Banking & Finance Saudi Arabia

Dentons with Islamic Development Bank on $2B sukuk issuance

Global law firm Dentons has provided legal counsel to the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) on the issuance of USD2 billion trust certificates as part of its USD25 billion trust certificate issuance programme. The transaction, which was made through a special purpose vehicle issuer incorporated in Luxembourg, was successfully completed on March 14, 2023.  Dentons has […]

Deal & transactions Oil & Gas Saudi Arabia

Aramco acquires 10% Stake in China’s Rongsheng Petrochemical

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) has recently signed definitive agreements to acquire a 10% stake in Rongsheng Petrochemical Co. Ltd. for RMB 24.6 billion (USD 3.6 billion). The acquisition deal will bolster Aramco’s downstream presence in China and create a strategic association between the companies. Aramco Overseas Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aramco, will acquire […]

Other Private Clients

Meysan Partners secures award in Iraq Telecom Arbitration case

Meysan Partners has achieved a significant legal victory for Iraq Telecom Limited (IT Ltd.), a joint venture between Agility Public Warehousing Company and Orange, in a recent International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration against Korek Telecom Company LLC (Korek) and its Chair, Saber Sirwan Barzani. The tribunal found that Korek and Mr. Barzani were involved […]

Banking & Finance Banking & Finance Egypt

ALC advises valU in EGP 856.5 million bond issuance

EFG Hermes, the investment bank franchise specializing in Frontier and Emerging Markets (FEM), has successfully concluded its advisory role in valU’s fourth securitized bond issuance, valued at EGP 856.5 million. The transaction is part of a broader EGP 4.0 billion program and will allow the fintech platform to expand its offerings in consumer finance and […]

Opinions Other

UBO Resolution in Kuwait

From MENA to the WORLD On 4 January 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (“MoCI”) issued resolution 4/2023 to outline the procedures for determining the identity of the actual beneficiary of corporate entities in Kuwait (the “UBO Resolution”). The UBO Resolution was published in Kuwait Official Gazette on 8 January 2023 and will enter […]

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