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Tarja Wist

Ms. Tarja Wist is a Founding Partner of Waselius & Wist. Her practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Wist received her LL.M. degree from the law faculty of the Helsinki University in 1989 and was admitted to the Finnish Bar in 1994. Prior to the establishment of Waselius & Wist, she spent eight years with Roschier-Holmberg & Waselius.

Ms. Wist has also been actively involved in legislative work in the area of securities law and served as a member of the Legislative Working Group for the Securities Law Reform 2009-2011 and as a secretary to the Legislative Commission for Securities Market Legislation 1990-1993. During 2004-2005, Ms. Wist served as member of the Legislative Working Group for the Implementation of the Takeover Directive.

She is also an author of several articles in international publications in the fields of capital markets and financial law.

The Banking & Finance Law Practice:

Waselius & Wist has a very strong practice in banking and finance and is one of the market leaders in Finland representing lenders and borrowers alike. The practice covers all aspects of banking and financing transactions including bank and syndicated loan facilities, asset based lending, acquisition financing, bond issuances, securitisation and project finance as well as asset financing for aircraft, ships, real estate and other capital assets.

The firm has a high profile in advising banks, investment firms, fund managers and other financial institutions and market participants on the full spectrum of regulatory issues.

Waselius & Wist:

Waselius & Wist is a commercial law firm, committed to providing highly specialised legal services in complex business transactions. The firm is especially renowned for high-end advice within the fields of capital markets, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, IPR, tax law as well as EU and competition law.

Waselius & Wist has earned the confidence of some of the world’s most demanding clients. They advise leading investment banks, investors, multinational and Finnish companies, public and private organizations as well as governments and government agencies.

The firm aims to build long-term relationships with its clients, gaining a thorough understanding of each client’s business, operating environment, needs and goals is in the heart of a successful client relationship.

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Markus Bruckmüller

Markus Bruckmüller is a partner of Wolf Theiss in Ljubljana and Vienna and heads the Slovenian office of Wolf Theiss. He is specialized in corporate/M&A, banking & finance and real estate. His career experience includes advising on several large-scale M&A transactions, cross-border banking and finance projects and real estate transactions.

He regularly holds internal and external lectures on aspects of M&A transactions and restructurings, inter alia at the Wolf Theiss School of Excellence and on the Ljubljana Faculty of Law. Markus is admitted as attorney in Austria and Slovenia and was educated at University of Vienna.

The Banking & Finance Law Practice:

Recent years have presented financial markets across the globe with historic challenges. With world markets finally regaining balance, your business needs fresh thinking to help you adjust to the demands of new regulations and political and economic developments.

Known for its analytic rigor, our Banking & Finance team draws on its banking product expertise. We collaborate with all our teams, including our regulatory, dispute resolution and restructuring teams to help you realise your business goals. It’s routine for us to provide clients with innovative, customised solutions: much imitated, our financing techniques have set the standard for the industry.

The largest banks, insurers and financial institutions and their customers in CEE/SEE trust us on issues ranging from commercial lending, project financing and private equity to regulatory work, Medium Term Notes (MTN), Eurobonds, IPOs, takeovers, credit-linked notes, securitisations, de-listings and loan portfolios.

We’re aware that regulatory issues are driving banking and financial markets these days. This is why we’ve made it such a high priority to develop relationships with local regulators, stock exchanges and government officials. We pass the benefits of these relationships on to you as we advise on MiFID II, CRR, payment services, and data protection, EMIR, MAD II, Investment Fund Regimes (UCITS IV, UCITS V) and AIFMD.

Wolf Theiss:

Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region.

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Dina Wadia

Dina specialises in Banking & Finance, Investment Funds, Financial Services and Mergers & Cross Border Investments & Acquisitions. She has extensive experience in Banking & Finance related transactions including all manner of Debt Transactions (secured, limited recourse and syndicated), Project Finance, Acquisition Finance, Structured Finance, Real Estate Financing, Security creation, Unlisted Debt and General Banking Products.

Dina also advises on the establishment of funds and investment by onshore & offshore funds and investment vehicles including general or sector specific Private Equity vehicles, Venture Capital funds, Mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles. She has been involved with the domestic mutual fund industry since the opening of this sector to banks, offshore and private players in 1989 and with offshore depository receipt programmes of Indian issuers since inception of these transactions in India in 1993 / 1994.

In addition, she has extensive experience in Corporate Commercial and Finance related transactions including Private Equity & Capital Markets, Foreign Investment, Joint Ventures and Acquisitions across industry sectors.
She has been practicing law since 1982. Before joining JSA, she was for twenty one years with Little & Co, one of India’s premier and oldest law firms and she was a partner there for over ten years.

Banking and Finance Law Practice:

JSA has been widely recognized as having a leading national Banking & Finance practice which is highly regarded for its excellence, consistency and commercial sense, and has a reputation for working on challenging and innovative transactions.

The practice covers a wide range of financing transactions such as (i) Corporate Debt, including syndicated loans, secured and unsecured loans, revolving credits, guarantee facilities and other forms of security; (ii) Structured Finance; (iii) Acquisition and Leveraged Finance using senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt; (iv) Project Finance and Public Private Partnerships across all Infrastructure and Energy sectors; (v) Securitization; (vi) Real Estate Finance including structured lending, secured property lending and property securitization; (vii) Asset Finance; (viii) Derivative transactions; (ix) Debt Capital Markets encompassing issues of rupee denominated bonds and debentures, foreign currency convertible bonds, bank MTN programmes and other securities; and (x) Debt Restructuring and re-financing, including asset reconstruction and schemes of arrangement.

We have extensive experience in diverse types of Banking & Finance transactions and have represented clients on high-profile and complex Syndicated Lending, Structured Products, Project Finance, External Commercial Borrowings, and plain vanilla bilateral lending deals. Our scope of work covers the entire spectrum including structuring transactions, drafting term sheets and transactional documents, negotiations, advising on the regulatory framework and related issues.

The Firm acts for several Global & Domestic Banks, and also represents a number of Institutional Lenders, Multi-lateral, Developmental & Export Credit Institutions, Asset Managers, Funds, Real Estate Investors, Arrangers and Corporate Borrowers.

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Karolina Argyridou

Karolina Argyridou is a Partner at Verita Legal and specialises in banking & finance, investment law and capital markets.

Karolina acts for some of the most prestigious financial and investments firms in Cyprus and routinely advises on all aspects of their business. She is particularly well versed in investments law and in addition to providing specialist advice to clients she also provides training in Cyprus on investment and financial services laws.

Karolina graduated from the University of East Anglia with first class honours (LLB) and subsequently graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences with distinction (LLM in Law of Banking and Financial Regulation). She trained with one of the leading local law firms and subsequently worked as internal legal counsel to a major investment bank and an international bank.

The Banking & Finance Law Practice:

Partners in our firm have extensive experience in single lender as well as syndicated loans having advised on a large number of complex cross border transactions, often with the role of co-ordinating legal counsel.

We are well versed with standard form documentation widely accepted and used in the banking and finance sector. We have advised on a number of single lender loans, syndicated loans, distressed debt and distressed asset trades as well as risk participations under standard LMA terms. We have also negotiated and advised on funded and unfunded risk participations under the Master Risk Participation Agreement (MRPA) framework. Partners in our firm have advised on repos under the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA) framework.

We have extensive experience in advising on trading of distressed debt and distressed assets carried out under standard terms or putting in place tailor made solutions to suit the peculiarities of each deal and asset type, often facing UK funds as counterparties.

We have put together and advised on structured product term sheets, credit linked notes and packaged investment products. Our services include providing legal opinions, conducting due diligence exercises, putting in place security documentation, perfection of security, and advising on and putting in place indemnities and guarantees.

Our team consists of English and Cyprus qualified lawyers. We are able to draw from our extensive experience delivering top notch advice within the most challenging timeframes.

Verita Legal:

We are a niche law firm consisting of a team of individuals each of which is highly qualified and experienced in the relevant areas in which they practice. Our philosophy is very simple and we try to avoid cliché (‘thinking outside of the box’ and ‘delivering tailor-made solutions’ goes without saying when we advise our clients).

Through routinely working on cross-border transactions and clients with international business, we have developed strong relationships with a network of overseas lawyers and advisers. In this way, we can best serve our clients interests and provide a seamless service in executing complex transactions and deals.

Put simply, then, our philosophy is to deliver intelligent advice in a first class way without compromising the need to deliver value.

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Hamdan Alshamsi

Hamdan is a UAE national, educated at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and has has nearly a decade of successful litigation experience across the United Arab Emirates. Along with his partners, Hamdan has built one of Dubai’s most reputable and respected law practices. He is widely regarded as a top litigator in the Dubai Courts with extensive experience in corporate, banking & finance, and insurance law.

Hamdan advises both local and international companies as well as governmental entities in cases involving complex litigation. He appears regularly before both the Appeals Court and the Court of Cassation, as well as UAE’s Federal Supreme Court. Hamdan was quoted as being “…very thorough and highly efficient – Hamdan faced each challenge with strategy, professionalism and confidence which ultimately resulted in our successful outcome”.

The Banking & Finance Law Practice:

The banking and finance field is an area of changing regulation and has extremely diverse aspects particularly in this region. Our firm is an industry leader, focusing particularly on corporate and private investment. Hamdan has experience assisting both lenders and borrowers in some of the region’s largest and most complicated financing transactions.

Our lawyers, whilst having regional expertise, also have an in-depth understanding of the global markets.

We advise financial institutions across a range of operations, from regulatory and transactional services to diverse topics such as financial dispute resolution, investigations, insolvency and restructuring, employment issues, lending and also technology.

Hamdan Alshamsi Lawyers & Legal Consultants:

Hamdan AlShamsi Lawyers & Legal Consultants was established in 2011 where our practice has adapted and expanded, paving the way for our diverse range of experience and clients. We provide sector expertise at a local and international level. Some of our specialization areas include: Banking & Finance, Construction, Corporate, Criminal, Family, Intellectual Property, Maritime, Employment, and Real Estate. Our success is derived from our dedication towards offering strategic and high quality legal services whist adhering to the highest standards of integrity and excellence.

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Ahmed Pekin

Ahmed Pekin is the founding senior partner of Pekin & Pekin, established in 1971 in Istanbul and now one of the most prestigious and largest independent corporate firms in Turkey. Renowned as an outstanding attorney, Ahmed Pekin has an unrivalled breadth of knowledge across many practice areas.

He is a highly experienced litigator and advises on complex banking and finance, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and taxation matters. He has led the majority of large scale transactions in the jurisdiction, notably in the banking sector, and has won numerous accolades and awards in his long career.

The Banking & Finance Practice:

Pekin & Pekin advises on the incorporation of financial institutions and banks. The Firm has incorporated many first-of-a-kind regulated companies, and has been retained to advise on the conversion and acquisition of all of Turkish brokerage companies.

Pekin & Pekin:

Founded in 1971, Pekin & Pekin is a full-service law firm providing integrated legal services to clients involved in transactions within Turkey.

The vision of Pekin & Pekin today is the same vision as in 1971 – to provide clients with legal advice that helps them achieve their long-term objectives in Turkey and globally with the greatest efficiency. This vision is attained by a strategy of steady expansion, allowing the Firm to retain its boutique character and standard of service.

The Firm has pioneered legal structures for Turkish banking transactions, facilitated the introduction of new financial products and organisational structures, advised regulators on new laws and regulators on new laws and regulations across multiple sectors acted in the largest and most high profile finance and M&A deals in the jurisdiction and succeeded in complex arbitration cases.

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Bolaji Ayorinde

Mobolaji Ayorinde is the principal partner of B Ayorinde & Co Legal Practitioners and Notaries Public, highly specialised in providing first-class expertise in litigation and commercial practice. His main practice areas include: general civil litigation, commercial litigation, company law, family law, property and land law, banking, insurance and liquidation law, arbitration, maritime and shipping law, public advocacy, and parliamentary counselling services. Mobolaji attended University Hall, Buckland in Oxfordshire, England (UK) where he obtained a University of Oxford-accredited GCE certificate (law, intermediate LLB (1983)). He also attended the prestigious Holborn Law Tutors in London for his University of London, Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Hons) degree certificate (1985).

He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986. During the national youth service programme, he attached himself to the private law firm of Messrs Akin-Delano Legal Practitioners (a renowned firm for its commercial practice spanning a period of over 40 years), where he was a junior counsel in the firm. He worked directly under the principal, Chief Akin – Delano SAN, and was later seconded to take charge of the Lagos Office until 1990 when he set up the Law Firm of B Ayorinde & Co.

He was appointed notary public for Nigeria in November, 1994, under the Notaries Public Act Cap 331 by Honorable Justice Mohammed Bello GCON, former Chief Justice of Nigeria. In 2005 he was elevated to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). He was appointed pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State of Nigeria where he served for the statutory four years. He was also the chairman of the Oyo state committee on the decongestion of prisons.

He has attended and participated in as facilitator or presenter at several international and local law conferences and seminars. In November 2011, he was appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy (PACPM). In June 2012, he was appointed chairman of the governing board of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria by the president.

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian-Belgian Commercial Information and Documentation Centre and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. He has been a council member of the section on public and development law (SPIDEL) of the NBA; and chairman of the finance committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch. He is an active member of the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, Nigeria. In September 2014, he was conferred with the national honour of Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR).

He has written many articles and frequently delivers papers and gives presentations on subjects in his core practice areas. He is the author of various publications, including: “Securing and Enforcing Maritime Claims: Juriscope 1st Edition-2001 Series”, “Wills and Testamentary Disposition”, “Sovereign Immunity and the Trials of Augosto Pinochet”, “Judicial Precedent, Law Reporting and the Need for Regulation”, “Judicial Bias and Justice Delivery”, “A Commentary on the Independence of Electoral Umpire in Nigeria”, “Boko Haram, Terrorism and Fundamental Human Rights; the Challenges that concern us”, “Criminal Justice System in Nigeria”, “53, Years after Independence: the many faces of Judicial Riot”, “Nigerian-Any Strength in Adversity”, “A Reformatory Approach to the Criminal Justice System in Nigeria”, and “The RashidiYekini Case and the State of Mental Health Law in Nigeria” .

B.Ayorinde & Co:

B. AYORINDE & CO. is a firm of legal practitioners established in November, 1989. Our area of superior expertise is in Litigation and Commercial Practice. Our major asset is the ability to form an effective working partnership with our Clients in order to achieve their desired corporate and individual results. Presently our Firm has an integrated network of over 25 legal professionals in Nigeria, United Kingdom and the United States.

Our dynamic team is up-to-date on evolving areas of law. We have a well-equipped modern library with adequate resources which enable us meet the requirements of our Clients, proffer and implement tailor – made solutions to their transactions. We are legal advisers and solicitors to various companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

We specialize in Litigation / Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practice and Corporate / Commercial Law Practice. Our legal professionals have vast experience in major areas of the Law, which include Cross-border Litigation, Recoveries including No Win-No Fee, Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, Probate matters,Securing of Pre-emptive and Protective Court Orders,Family Law, Employment Law, Land Law, Election Petitions, Banking and Finance, Debt Recovery, Insolvency, Maritime Law, Taxation and International Law.

Our head office is located in Ikoyi, the heart of commercial activities in Lagos. We also have offices in Abuja and Ibadan, as well as representative offices in London and New York to serve our growing number of International Clients. The firm is adequately staffed with efficient and dedicated paralegal personnel to compliment the work of the Lawyers.

At B. Ayorinde & Co., we undertake every legal service with an eye for detail and are solution driven to achieve desired results. We are dynamic and positioned to be the very best at providing legal services.

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Abdelmonim Abutiffa

  • Legal Consultant & Office Manager.
  • L.LM. with first grade honours degree, University of Guba 2010.
  • LL.B. with distinction, Al-Rabat University, Morocco, Faculty of Law 1984.
  • Bar examination certificate passed in the year 1985.
  • Advocate roll registration certificate in the year 1986.
  • Sudanese bar registration in 1986.
  • Lawyer, Sudan1985- 1998.
  • Senior legal advisor with Hassan Sati law office -Doha Qatar. 1998-2001.
  • Languages; Excellent in Arabic and English , Manageable French
  • Joint Qatar International Law Firm 2001
  • President of the Sudanese Community in Qatar 2006-2008.

The Banking & Finance Law Practice:

We are proudly representing at the moment many local and international banks and financial institutions and offer our clients legal advice on all aspects of structuring, negotiating and documenting financial transactions included asset finance, litigation banking and banking services for implementation, Islamic finance, project finance, mortgage and trade finance.

Qatar International Law Firm:

Qatar International Law Firm ”QILF” is a full-service legal firm with extensive experience, providing legal services and advice to the local and international business community.

QILF was originally established in 1996 by Advocate Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Thani, formerly a judge in the Qatari Civil Justice Courts, and Dr. Yousef Ahmed Al Neama, who joined the firm in 1999 after being Under Secretary of the Ministry of Justice. The Firm currently comprises 15 Lawyers.

QILF has developed its practice dealing with both the contentious and non-contentious areas of law and with focus upon the relationship between local and international laws.

Our Firm draws its strength from the diverse backgrounds and experience offered by the multinational and multi-jurisdictional lawyers, partners and consultants, many with advanced academic & professional qualifications (Masters degree/PhD) who dedicate considerable effort to avoid disputes and deliver innovative, pragmatic legal solutions and advice with an assessment of risk and alternatives in a cost-effective manner.

The strong relationship with the best foreign international Law Firms gives our clients access to highly qualified and specialist legal assistance worldwide, beyond Qatar and the MENA Region, whilst maintaining the quality and flexibility of a “Boutique Law Firm”.

PARTNERSHIP & CO-OPERATION

Thanks to its own international vocation, the consolidated partnership with law firms and colleagues located in all main global economic and financial centres, including our membership of the Legal Netlink Alliance (LNA) an international network of independent international Law Firms, our team can undertake the most intricate and complex litigation, whether foreign, international or multi-jurisdictional.

Our members’ skills also include the particular behavioural rules which are necessary for the proper management of a business in the Gulf Area (Islamic business etiquette, meeting protocol and negotiation techniques) relevant to the Islamic market and the profound influence religion has on every aspect of life, including business.

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Jean-Charles S. Gardetto

Admitted to the Bar in Monaco in 1988, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto has practised as an Avocat-Défenseur since 1997. He is the former President of the Monaco Bar Association (Ordre des Avocats et Avocats-Défenseurs de Monaco) and a former member of its board.

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto handles both advice and litigation. His main practice areas are business law, civil law, banking and financial law, contract law, international private law and business criminal law.

He holds the following academic qualifications:

  • Master of Laws (L.L.M.) (1987), Cornell Law School (USA);
  • Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées, DESS de Juriste d’Affaires Internationales – Commerce extérieur (1985), University of Aix-Marseille III, Institute of Business Law (France);
  • Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’entreprises, option internationale (1985), University of Aix-Marseille III;
  • Maîtrise de droit privé (1984), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France).

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto was a Member of the National Council (Parliament) of Monaco and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee from February 2003 to February 2013.

He was Head of the Delegations of Monaco to the Parliamentary of the Council of Europe and to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and was elected Vice-President of both Assemblies.

He was also a member of Monaco’s delegations to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean and the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EuroMed) of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto is also a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Union Internationale des Avocats.

Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto:

The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. Gardetto currently comprise seven multilingual legal practitioners: a partner, Attorney at Law, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto, and six associates, graduates of universities in France and abroad, spanning all the main practice areas.

The firm offers its clients, Monegasque and foreign nationals alike, a highly skilled and professional team who between them possess all the competencies required to tackle a comprehensive range of legal issues, including both litigation and advisory work, and to resolve the most complex situations.

The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO even accompany their clients beyond the borders of the Principality thanks to a network of international correspondents.

The firm advises companies and private individuals, particularly in the following areas:

  • banking and financial law: applicable standards, investment services, approval of financial institutions, conditions of practice in Monaco, assisting clients in their dealings with the regulatory authorities, etc.
  • Company Law: applicable standards, company formation, mergers , acquisitions, creation of subsidiaries and administrative offices, administrative formalities, etc.
  • Guarantees: collateral, first demand guarantees, etc.
  • Labour and Employment Law: collective redundancies, negotiated dismissals, etc.
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Civil Law: civil liability, victim compensation, non-performance of contracts etc.
  • Family law: divorces, inheritance, international child abduction etc.
  • Commercial and Business Law: commercial disputes, unfair competition, debt collection, commercial leases, insolvency proceedings

Their competence, responsiveness and international reach have won The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO the continued confidence of international clients who insist on nothing but the highest standards.

The firm acts on behalf of institutional as well as private clients in such varied practice areas as business, banking and financial law, international private disputes (international estates, divorce, family disputes, etc.), labour law, liability law, debt recovery, enforcement/exequatur.

 
The firm has been continuously certified ISO 9001 since 2010 by Bureau Veritas for the quality of its services.

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Abdel Ghani Hamdan

Mr. Abdel Ghani Hamdan is the Managing Partner of the Hamdan Law Firm and regarded as one of the leading corporate finance and M&A lawyers in the Middle East. Prior to joining the Hamdan Law Firm, Abdel practiced out of the Paris office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, where he was in charge of the Middle Eastern and North African practice. He has particular interest and expertise in representing the interests of high-net-worth or super-high-net-worth private clients.

RECENT CASES

Abdel Ghani Hamdan assisted with a substantial claim against a trustee organization affiliated with an international bank, with respect of breaches of trust and fiduciary duty before the Royal Courts in the Channel Islands. He also provided assistance for GCC clients in the oil industry proceedings relating to unfair prejudice filed before the courts in the BVI against their shareholders, a European oil company; assistance to a European company in the energy sector with businesses located in the GCC countries and Lebanon that wished to exit this geographical sector, assistance for an American Bank concerning the legal aspects of implementing their banking activities in Lebanon; assistance and defence of clients in the context of a $300m family dispute, the outcome of which involved the sale of companies in a large Saudi group owned by the family members and assets in Lebanon, Europe and the US; assistance for Middle Eastern clients in relation to setting up trusts and the underlying structures to the trusts in the Channel Islands, the BVI and the Isle of Man; assistance for GCC clients with the sale of a 45m² luxury yacht and the acquisition of ‘luxury town house’ in Europe by way of setting up the necessary legal vehicle for such purpose; assistance to GCC clients in the context of negotiation and drafting of franchise agreements to cover a certain number of Middle Eastern agreements with a Japanese car manufacturer.

MEMBERSHIPS
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Medef International – France
  • Arab Union Lawyers
LANGUAGE EXPERTISE
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

The Banking & Finance Law Practice:

Financial regulations force institutions to re-evaluating their business models and challenging the risk of many types of banking transactions.

Our Banking and Finance team has a full offering of Banking and Finance legal services. We advise on all aspects of financing domestic and cross-border leveraged buy-outs, corporate acquisitions and public takeovers, including syndicated and bilateral term loans, revolving credit facilities, overdrafts, letters of credit, securitised financings, together with the management of defaults.

We have expertise in both domestic and international work, acting for and with international banks and other financial institutions from around the world including on matters related to financial disputes, financial regulation, funds finance, private banking and wealth management, real estate finance, structured finance and trade finance, including sharia funding, debt purchase.

We work in seamless integrated teams with leading counsels and correspondents to provide the best expertise and contacts for each transaction. Our network of specialists allows us to act as a single point of contact for you, wherever you might be doing business. We understand how cultural and regulatory differences impact on a transaction and can immediately anticipate potential legal or commercial problems.

The Hamdan Law Firm:

The Hamdan Law Firm’s lawyers have ability to offer a broad range of high quality legal services on a wide range of complex and demanding matters, to our national and international client base. Our clients range from high net worth individuals, listed companies, banks, public bodies to executives and corporates. The majority of our clients have an international presence and much of our work has an international dimension.

We deliver focused advice across Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and offer experience in various sectors such as Corporate, Real Estate, Trusts, Dispute Resolution, M&A, Banking & Finance, Franchising and Distributorships, Joint Venture and other Alliances.

We understand that every client is unique and one solution does not fit all. Accordingly, we try to understand and identify each of our clients’ requirements, so that we can help them to achieve their objectives with the highest level of excellence.

We understand that clients are looking for value beyond just legal expertise. With this in mind, we work hard to understand the level of involvement our clients want from us. We recognize our ethical and professional responsibility to our clients, the courts and the public.

The Hamdan Law Firm was founded in 1965 by Ahmad Hamdan and is today managed by Abdel Ghani Hamdan.

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