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K&L Gates Earns Islamic Finance News' Qatar Deal of the Year Award For Third Consecutive Year

29 January 2024

Global law firm K&L Gates has received the Islamic Finance News (IFN) 2023 Qatar Deal of the Year recognition for work on Dukhan Bank’s successful QAR22.77 billion direct listing on the main market of the Qatar Stock Exchange. Given the bank’s size and growth, this was one of the most important listings on the Qatar Stock Exchange over the past 10 years. The publication’s annual Deal of the Year recognitions highlight top deals from more than 15 regions and categories. The honor marks the third consecutive year that K&L Gates has been awarded IFN’s Qatar Deal of the Year.

The deal was led by Doha partner Amjad Hussain and supported by partner Simon Chan, senior associate Jaime Oon, and associate Reine Haidar, as well as a global team of lawyers based in London, Dubai, and Singapore.

Hussain commented: “I am delighted to see that our firm has been recognized again as the leading legal advisor in the banking and Islamic finance industry in Qatar. Our global Islamic finance team continues to advise clients on their most important matters and we are grateful for the trust they place in us.”

Lawyers in K&L Gates’ Islamic finance practice deal with Shariah-compliant transactions and structures across the lifecycle of Islamic finance matters and the entire industry. Consisting of lawyers across the US, Europe, Middle East, and Far East, the firm’s global Islamic finance group focuses on appropriate local approaches to handling complicated Islamic finance issues.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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