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Middle East

Our Middle East practice is based in Dubai, from where it provides a full legal service in Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law to many high-profile investment managers, banks and fund managers right across the region.  As well as working in a convenient time zone, our Middle East practice brings in-depth local market and cultural knowledge to your business.

Complex Islamic finance transactions are an important part of our capability. We work with major corporations and law firms with interests throughout the Middle East, providing integrated services tailored to their individual needs. 

Our award-winning Dubai office can provide an objective view on how best to optimise your business transactions.  We can also offer you specialised fiduciary, fund administration, entity formation and management and trust and private client services through our affiliate, MaplesFS.

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Awards

Industry recognition includes the following awards:

2016

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • Islamic Finance News - Best Law Firm in Offshore Finance

2015

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • Islamic Finance News - Best Law Firm in Offshore Finance
  • Islamic Finance News - Mudarabah Deal of the Year
  • Islamic Finance News - Regulatory Capital Deal of the Year
  • Islamic Finance News - Kuwait Deal of the Year
  • The Legal Week British Legal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year 

2014

  • IFLR Middle East - Debt Deal of the Year
  • IFLR Middle East - Restructuring Deal of the Year
  • Islamic Finance News - Best Law Firm in Offshore Finance
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • HFMWeek - European Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm 
  • The Legal Week British Legal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • MENA Fund Manager Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year 

2013

  • Islamic Finance News - Best Law Firm in Offshore Finance
  • Islamic Finance News - UAE Deal of the Year
  • Islamic Finance News - Qatar Deal of the Year
  • Islamic Finance News - IPO Deal of the Year
  • DealMakers - Global AwardsPrivate Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • IFLR Middle East - Restructuring Deal of the Year
  • Lawyers World - Law Awards - Private Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • The Lawyer Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Private Funds Law Firm of the Year

2012

  • ALB - Middle East Law Awards - Islamic Finance Deal of the Year
  • ALB - Middle East Law Awards - Restructuring Deal of the Year
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • IFLR Middle East - M&A Deal of the Year
  • IFLR Middle East Restructuring Deal of the Year
  • IFLR Middle East Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year 

2011

  • EuroWeek Award - Islamic Finance Deal of the Year
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • IFLR Middle East - Debt and Equity-Linked Deal of the Year
  • IFLR Middle East - Project Finance Deal of the Year
  • Islamic Finance News - Deal of the Year
  • Islamic Finance News - Offshore Firm of the Year
  • Islamic Finance News - Sukuk Deal of the Year
  • Islamic Finance News - Deal of the Year, Turkey
  • Islamic Finance News - Deal of the Year, UK

Contacts

Dubai

Maples and Calder Dubai
Tahir Jawed
work +971 4 360 4071