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Creative problem-solving and rapid decision-making are at the heart of what we do.
Our integrated transactional capabilities cover all bases – from deal structuring to equity and debt financing – all the while keeping a close eye on tax, antitrust, employment and regulatory issues.
We take on many of the biggest multijurisdictional mandates – and ensure that even the most complex cross-border deals succeed in every country involved.
We advised Barwa Bank in Qatar, a sharia-compliant financial institution, on its merger with International Bank of Qatar (IBQ), a financial institution that undertakes conventional banking activities.
The deal created a leading sharia-compliant financial institution with total assets of more than $22bn, and was the first bank merger to take place in Qatar since the introduction of the new Qatari commercial companies law in 2015.
This landmark transaction sets a unique precedent for sharia-compliant financial institutions in the region considering potential mergers as part of the recent move towards bank consolidation.