The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Linklaters has won a role advising on a groundbreaking sukuk in the Malaysian market. The firm advised lead arrangers HSBC and UBS on Malayan Banking Berhad's (Maybank) $300m (£152.41m) subordinated sukuk. Linklaters also advised HSBC as the international trustee. Lead partner on the deal Luma Saqqaf, who is also global head of Islamic finance at Linklaters, said: "The huge and diverse demand [for these products] is representative of the popularity of sharia-compliant investment opportunities." A special purpose vehicle, MBB Sukuk, was created by Maybank to issue the sukuk and all of the proceeds will be used to fund Maybank's Islamic banking operations. Allen & Overy advised MBB Sukuk on the English law aspects of the deal, led by partner Jeremy Stoupas.