EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 90 years, we have grown to over 6,000 people united across 20 offices and 15 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region.
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Notwithstanding geopolitical and macroeconomic uncertainty in the region, Baker McKenzie’s MENA M&A team has been involved in high-end complex cross-border M&A transactions across numerous sectors. Our ability to provide international and local law transactional capabilities, with exceptional in-house litigation support, makes it easier for clients to get deals done.
As the world's largest M&A practice, our 1,300 lawyers execute more cross-border transactions than any other law firm, gaining experience and expertise critical to helping clients mitigate risk and achieve goals across industries including healthcare, retail, industrials, insurance, food and beverage, and technology. Nearly every day we close a deal somewhere in the world, and the way we approach transactions demonstrates our experience.
Our lawyers assist clients through all stages of a transaction, from preparing the business for sale or performing due diligence, to negotiating the purchase agreement, coordinating the closing across multiple jurisdictions, and integrating the operations of the resulting business. From deal inception to business integration, we help clients bridge the gap between aspiration and achievement.
Our regional M&A expertise is widely recognised - voted "Telecoms, Media & Technology M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" at the MENA Mergers M&A Awards in Dubai in 2017. This followed our recognition as "Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" in the inaugural Awards in 2016.
For nearly one hundred years, AIG has faced and managed complex risks; and provided the risk expertise and financial strength that empowers clients in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. Today, our organization is evolving to better meet our clients’ needs.
We’re simplifying our structure so that we work more closely with clients, provide greater transparency, and deliver value faster and more efficiently. We’re becoming leaner, more focused, and more profitable. We recognize the constant need for change, and we’re up to the challenge.
The world is changing faster than ever. What was true yesterday may not be true tomorrow. But with AIG’s risk expertise, you’ll be more prepared, with less fear for the future. We’re ready to help you seize new opportunities.
We have deep roots in the Middle East & Africa and we have operated in the region for over 60 years. We have well diversified products and distribution channels – both in commercial and consumer insurance, and we operate on a geographic footprint stretching from South Africa to India. AIG MEA Limited, regulated by Dubai Financial Services Authority, is a key element to AIG’s global legal entity structure.
We help people and businesses manage their risks, enabling individuals to improve their lives, and companies to grow the economy with confidence. Over the decades, we have built AIG into one of the strongest providers of insurance products and services in the Middle East, awarded numerous times by the Region’s reputable publications and by countless customer feedback.
Instinctif Partners is an International Business Communications Consultancy employing 450 people in 20 offices across 10 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. Our Middle East operation is headquartered in Dubai.
We combine strategic and creative thinking to help our clients engage with and influence their key stakeholders. We understand the power of reputation in a world where reputations are vulnerable. We connect financial communications to corporate affairs, public policy and employee engagement. With the very best in creativity, story-telling and digital capability, we help our clients develop an integrated story.
Truly international in outlook and reach, we are as connected to our clients and their audiences as we are to each other. Our clients want an agile partner that can move as fast as their businesses do and help plan for different scenarios and outcomes. We know which tactics and strategies will get results and we are not afraid to break new ground.
We connect specialists from across multiple areas to drive results for our clients:
Content & Creative
Insight & Research
In 2017, our work was recognised by industry peers at the PRCA MENA Awards, at which we were awarded “Best Crisis Campaign of the Year”. The global business is backed by funds managed by Vitruvian Partners LLP, an independent private equity firm specializing in middle market buyouts, growth buyouts and growth capital investments in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe.
In 1996, Intralinks pioneered the use of software-as-a-service solutions for business collaboration and transformed the way companies work, initially for the debt capital markets and M&A communities. Today, Intralinks empowers global companies to share content and collaborate with business partners without losing control over information. Through the Intralinks platform, companies, and third parties can securely share and collaborate on even the most sensitive documents – while maintaining compliance with policies that mitigate corporate and regulatory risk.
Intralinks is the most widely used deal management and virtual data room solution that supports all parties involved throughout the M&A lifecycle: from deal preparation through to marketing, due diligence, closing, and post-merger integration. Intralinks enables financial advisors, legal advisors, and M&A and corporate development professionals to securely collaborate and share confidential information while maintaining complete control over content.
Intralinks also hosts the world’s largest M&A professional social network, used by over 8,400 firms, including private equity, financial advisory, corporates, and family offices, to originate and source acquisition opportunities and potential buyers for divestments.
Intralinks is also the industry-leading platform used by Alternative Investment firms for fund raising and LP reporting.
Over 4.1 million M&A, legal, corporate development and private equity professionals at 99% of Fortune 1000 companies, investment banks, law firms and private equity firms have depended on Intralinks’ 20 years of experience in helping to facilitate transactions and business collaborations valued at more than US$34 trillion across all industries.
For further information, visit www.intralinks.com or on Twitter follow @Intralinks.
Standard Bank, also trading as Stanbic Bank, is Africa's biggest Bank by assets and earnings with a presence in 20 African countries and other key markets globally. The Group has been at the forefront of South Africa's financial system for over150 years and has successfully expanded across Africa and other key emerging markets while strengthening its specialist product teams and global distribution capability.Our outstanding coverage and capabilities enable trade and investment flows between emerging markets and the continent and help connect our clients to opportunities which serve their business objectives.Our core differentiator is connecting our clients to Africa, by providing African insight as well as product capability and solutions to our clients' needs in dealing with Africa.The Group offers Retail, Business and Corporate & Investment Banking services, having a network of over 1000 branches across the African continent.Our office in Dubai has been established since 1997 servicing our clients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It is an investment banking origination platform acting as a gateway for cross border initiatives between the MENA region and Africa as well as other core emerging markets for Standard Bank. Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (Dubai Branch) is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.
For more than 160 years, international law firm Winston & Strawn has served as a trusted adviser to general counsel across virtually every industry. With more than 900 attorneys in 16 geographic locations across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America, and structured as a single partnership worldwide, Winston delivers an integrated global service platform across all our practice areas.
We are consistently recognised for our creativity, flexibility, depth of experience, and commitment, and regularly advise high-profile, multinational public and private sector clients conducting business around the world—bringing an understanding of the global legal issues our clients face in transactions, disputes, and enforcement-related matters.
We have decades of experience representing clients in the Middle East, one of the key markets for global businesses. We provide clients with effective and high-quality representation in cross-border transactions, corporate, finance, banking, private equity and venture capital, construction, dispute resolution, and international arbitration. Our Dubai office offers seamless high-quality legal services across a diverse range of areas, including cross-border corporate and finance, project and transportation finance, project development, private equity and venture capital, litigation, international arbitration, contentious regulatory, and EU antitrust and competition.
Intertrust is a leading global provider of high-value trust, corporate and fund services, with approximately 2,500 employees located throughout a network of 39 offices in 28 jurisdictions across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle-East. We deliver high-quality, tailored services to our clients with a view to building long-term relationships. Our business services offering is comprised of corporate services, fund services, capital market services, and private wealth services. We have leading market positions in selected key geographic markets of our industry, including the Middle East, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Jersey, and the Cayman Islands. We work with global law firms and accountancy firms, multi-national corporations, financial institutions, fund managers, high net worth individuals and family offices.