Published: Dec 18, 2017

Al Tamimi & Company Wins Multiple Awards at Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards 2017

On Thursday, 07 December, Alex Saleh (Partner, Head of Private Equity & Cross Border Transactions – Kuwait), and Rafiq Jaffer (Partner, Banking & Finance – Dubai) attended the annual Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards in Dubai on behalf of Al Tamimi & Company.

With hundreds of nominations and votes, and a judging panel formed of the “most influential international investors from the banking and finance community”, Al Tamimi & Company were honoured with four awards at the ceremony, for the following deals:

  • Financial Institutions Deal of the Year: Warba Bank US$250m Tier 1 Sukuk (March 2017), 6.5% (NC5), Bank ABC, Emirates NBD Capital, KAMCO, KFH Capital, Noor Bank, Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Private Sector Loan Deal of the Year: Ahalia Group US$420m dual-tranche AED/USD Loan (Mar 2017) due in Mar 2022, ADCB, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Emirates NBD, State Bank of India, Doha Bank, ICICI Bank.
  • Structured Finance Deal of the Year: ACWA Power Management and Investments One (ACWA Power Management and Investments One Ltd, ACWA Power Projects, NOMAC KSA) $814m Bond (May 2017) due in Dec 2039, 5.95% (22 years), Citi, Jefferies, CCB Singapore, Mizuho, NCB Capital, Standard Chartered Bank, MUFG, SMBC Nikko.
  • Trade & Export Finance Deal of the Year: Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) US$14.6bn ECA-backed facility (May 2017) due in 2025 (1 ECA) and 2029 (6 ECAs), JBIC, NEXI, KSURE, KEXIM, UKEF, Atradius, SACE, HSBC, MUFG, SMBC, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, BBVA, Societe Generale, Santander, Mizuho, Natixis, Standard Chartered

The Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards is the only ceremony to recognise and celebrate excellence in the Middle Eastern and Islamic Capital Markets.  We are honoured to have been recognised for our achievements within the industry and look forward to continuing to serve our clients and provide them with innovative legal solutions and support wherever they are in the region.

We would like to thank you as always, our valued clients and friends, for your ongoing support. We also congratulate our teams and industry colleagues on their various wins.