2020 Shortlist

Arbitration Team of the Year

Al-Ansari & Associates
Baker McKenzie
Hage-Chahine Law Firm
King & Spalding
Norton Rose Fulbright
Pinsent Masons
Shearman & Sterling

Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year

Afridi & Angell
Al Tamimi & Company
Baker McKenzie
Dentons
DLA Piper
DWF 
Eversheds Sutherland
Hadef & Partners
Norton Rose Fulbright

Compliance Innovator of the Year

Dentons
Novo Nordisk

Construction Team of the Year

DWF 
Al Tamimi & Company
Dentons
Eversheds Sutherland
Hadef & Partners
Norton Rose Fulbright
Reed Smith
Shearman & Sterling

Corporate Team of the Year

 Sponsored by:  
Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners and Baker & McKenzie
Al Tamimi & Company
Ashurst
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates
Clyde & Co LLP
Hadef & Partners
King & Spalding 
Pinsent Masons
PwC Legal 
Stephenson Harwood

CSR Diversity Initiative - Private Practice

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates
Clyde & Co 
Dentons
DLA Piper 
Eversheds Sutherland
Fichte & Co Legal

CSR Diversity Initiative - In-House

Winner to be announced at the awards ceremony.

Deal Team of the Year

Winner to be announced at the awards ceremony.

General Counsel of the Year – Large Team

Anuraag Malhotra, Landmark Group
Farah Zafar, Amaala 
Mohammed Al Bayatie, Al Ghurair Properties

General Counsel of the Year – Small Team

Dawn Sanderson, Al Dahra Holding
Iryna Kovalchuk, Zakher Marine International
Islam Abaza, Danone
Mark Courtney, Virgin Mobile
Neeta Thakur, EFG Hermes
Nicholas Polley, Saudi FAS Holding Group
Phil Reynolds, Pyypl
Raghav Mathur, NMC Healthcare
Shadi Mallah, Dow
Yosr Hamza, Gartner

Infrastructure and Energy Projects Team of the Year

Al Tamimi & Company
Ashurst
Dentons
DLA Piper
Hogan Lovells
Norton Rose Fulbright
Pinsent Masons
Shearman & Sterling

Innovation through Technology - Private Practice

Al Tamimi & Company
Eversheds Sutherland
GLS Solutions 
PwC Legal

Innovation through Technology by an In-House Team

Novo Nordisk
SEDCO Holding

International Law Firm of the Year

  Sponsored by:

Ashurst
Clyde & Co
Eversheds Sutherland
HFW
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 
Norton Rose Fulbright
Pinsent Masons
PwC Legal

Legal Department of the Year - Large Team

 Sponsored by:  
ACWA Power
Alghanim Industries
Amaala
Elsewedy Electric
Landmark Group

Legal Department of the Year - Small Team

Flash Entertainment
Gartner
Gulf Air 
InterContinental Hotels Group
Novo Nordisk
Seddiqi Holding 
Uber 
Virgin Mobile 
Zakher Marine International

Litigation Team of the Year

Afridi & Angell
Al Tamimi & Company
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates 
Charles Russell Speechlys
DLA Piper 
DWF 
Eversheds Sutherland
Hadef & Partners
Hage-Chahine Law Firm
Norton Rose Fulbright
OGH Legal
Stephenson Harwood

Most Promising Newcomer Award - Private Practice

Kieran Lavis, Al Tamimi & Company
Mohammed Tartir, DWF
Rawan El Osmani, DLA Piper
Ruslan Sulaimanov, King & Spalding 
Sami AlRasheedi, AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland

Real Estate Team of the Year

Al Tamimi & Company
Baker McKenzie
CMS
Eversheds Sutherland
The Bench

Regional Law Firm of the Year

Afridi & Angell
Al Jallaf Advocates & Legal Consultants
Al Tamimi & Company
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates 
Dr. Jumah Al Kaabi Law Firm
Hadef & Partners
KBH Kaanuun
The Bench
Wasel & Wasel

Regulatory and Investigations Team of the Year

Clyde & Co
Eversheds Sutherland
Norton Rose Fulbright

Rising Star Award - In-house

Akshay Narula, Flash Entertainment
Fady Zedan, Kuehne + Nagel
Fatema Fathnezhad, Virgin Mobile
Lizzie Frazer, InterContinental Hotels Group
Mohamed Shalabi, The Electronic Lawyer
Pia Hajal, Emdad
Priscila Mielli Abrahao, Vivo

Rising Star Award - Private Practice

Adam Haque, DLA Piper
Eliza Grant, Eversheds Sutherland
Nadim Bardawil, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates
Macky O'Sullivan, King & Spalding
Natalia Kumar, Al Tamimi & Company
Nicolas Pieri, DWF
Parnika Chaturvedi, King & Wood Mallesons
Yousif Ahmed, Richmond Sterling Law

TMT Team of the Year

Al Tamimi & Company
Clyde & Co 
Gowling WLG
Simmons & Simmons
The Bench