Maples Recognised in IFN Awards Law Poll 2013
Maples and Calder has once again been voted as the best law firm for Offshore finance in the Islamic Finance News Awards Law Poll 2013. This is the second year in a row that Maples has been the most highly rated firm in the category.
IFN cited Maples' reputation for 'innovation and integration', highlighting a number of high profile and groundbreaking deals the firm has been involved with since opening in Dubai in 2005. In particular, the securitization of Salik receivables in Dubai and the YAAS Sukuk transaction in Kuwait, which won IFN Sukuk deal of the year 2013, were singled out for praise.
Tahir Jawed, Managing Partner of Maples and Calder’s Dubai office, said, “We are delighted to have been recognised once again by the readers of Islamic Finance News. These accolades continue to reinforce Maples’ position as the leading firm for offshore finance in the Middle East.”
The winners of the IFN Awards Law Poll 2013 were voted for by the readers of Islamic Finance news in addition to a select group of expert in-house counsel and senior industry practitioners who were invited to participate. Participants in the poll included issuers, investors, non-legal financial intermediaries, regulators and other experts who have been directly involved in Islamic finance over the past year.