AS&H also won the Equity Deal of the Year for its work on the Arabian Centres IPO, as well as the Domestic Deal of the Year for its work on the SABB-Al-Awwal Merger, besides being shortlisted in a number of other award categories for its work across a range of high profile Saudi Arabian matters.
Senior associate, Hanan Hassanain also won the Rising Star award.
In addition, Clifford Chance enjoyed a successful evening by winning the M&A Team of the Year award as well as the Equity Deal of the Year and the Domestic Deal of the Year awards. Clifford Chance senior associates Rizwan Butt (previously seconded to AS&H) and Deniz Taz also won Rising Star awards.
Dr. Fahad Abuhimed, Managing Partner of AS&H, commented; ''The past year has seen AS&H advising on a number of innovative and landmark deals in Saudi Arabia. The awards are testament to our team’s innovation and hard work and we are delighted with this recognition. I congratulate everyone at AS&H on winning these awards. I would also like to congratulate Hanan Hassanain, Rizwan Butt and Deniz Taz for the accolades. To see three of the four Rising Star awards being won by AS&H and Clifford Chance senior associates was truly heartening. Overall, it was a very successful night for Saudi Arabia.”
The ceremony was held at the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai and was attended by over 200 senior industry professionals from across the Middle East.