2017 The Middle East Legal Awards
 

The Middle East Legal Awards 2017 Winners

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ACC Lifetime Achievement Award
Elias Hayek, partner, Squire Patton Boggs

ACC Middle East Achievement Award
Salman Al-Ansari, partner, Al-Ansari & Associates

Legal Department of the Year - Large Team 
Pepsi-Cola International  
Highly commended: OSN

Legal Department of the Year - Small Team 
Total Marketing Middle East  
Highly commended: Sidra Medical and Research Center

Legal Department of the Year – Government Department, Agency or Public Body 
Qatar Financial Centre Authority
Highly commended: DIFC DRA Academy of Law

General Counsel of the Year - Sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland
Khalid Khan, The Zubair Corporation 
Highly commended: Clint Hermes, Sidra Medical and Research Center

Senior Corporate Counsel of the Year 
Rahul Sharda, Al Ghurair Investment
Highly commended: Shafiq Jamoos, Deyaar Development

Junior Corporate Counsel of the Year 
Rabah Bashir, Zakher Marine International

Innovation Award 
The Bench
Highly commended: Shelf Drilling

CSR Initiative of the Year 
Dentons 
Highly commended: Al-Ansari & Associates

Diversity Initiative of the Year 
Clyde & Co  
Highly commended: Dentons

International Law Firm of the Year - Sponsored by Fox Rodney Search
DLA Piper 
Highly commended: Clifford Chance

Regional Law Firm of the Year - Large Practice 
Al Tamimi & Company 
Highly commended: BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates

Regional Law Firm of the Year - Small Practice 
Al Jallaf Advocates & Legal Consultants 
Highly commended: Afridi & Angell

Associate Solicitor of the Year 
Christina Sochacki, Senior Associate, Al Tamimi & Company 
Fareya Azfar, Associate, Gateley
 
Banking and Finance Team of the Year 
Dechert
Highly commended: Clifford Chance

Infrastructure and Energy Projects Team of the Year 
Bracewell
Highly commended: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Construction Team of the Year - Sponsored by Arcadis
Dentons 
Highly commended: Berwin Leighton Paisner 
  
Real Estate Team of the Year 
Hadef & Partners  
Highly commended: Al Tamimi & Company

Corporate Team of the Year 
Hadef & Partners  
Highly commended: Al Tamimi & Company
 
Arbitration Team of the Year  
Reed Smith  
Highly commended: Charles Russell Speechlys
 
Litigation Team of the Year 
Baker McKenzie 
Highly commended: Al Tamimi & Company 
  
Regulatory and Investigations Team of the Year 
Clyde & Co 
Highly commended: Simmons & Simmons 
  
TMT Team of the Year 
Simmons & Simmons Middle East
Highly commended: The Bench

Employment Team of the Year 
Stephenson Harwood Middle East
Highly commended: Al Tamimi & Company