Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie has been voted “Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” and “Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” at Mergermarket‘s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) M&A Awards 2019 in Dubai on 10 April 2019.

The fourth annual awards hosted by Mergermarket, a leading provider of mergers and acquisitions data and intelligence, recognised the top law firms and investment banks supporting M&A in a range of sectors in the region.

This is the second consecutive year that Baker McKenzie’s MENA M&A practice was voted as the “Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” and the second time in four years to be named “Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” by Mergermarket. Baker McKenzie has also previously won “TMT M&A Legal Adviser of the Year”.

“We are delighted to have won the “Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” award for the second consecutive year, and regained the “Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” award at Mergermarket‘s Middle East and North Africa M&A Awards. This continued recognition of Baker McKenzie’s and its associated firms’ MENA M&A practice is a testament to our successful track record of advising on high end complex M&A transactions in the region”, said George Sayen, Head of the Corporate/M&A practice of Legal Advisors (Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners In Association with Baker & McKenzie Limited) in Saudi Arabia.

Omar Momany, UAE Head of Corporate/M&A added: “As the privatisation and consolidation trends across industry sectors continues apace in the Middle East and beyond, we continue to be the go-to firm for domestic and international clients with increasing demands for local and cross-border transactional support to achieve their strategic growth and expansion goals.”

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George Sayen is the Head of the Corporate practice in the Gulf and the Co-Managing Partner of the associated offices in Riyadh and Jeddah. He has been residing in Riyadh and handling Saudi legal matters since 1987, actively advising Saudi Arabian and foreign clients on full range of corporate and commercial law matters including corporate/commercial transactions, major projects, M&A, employment, joint ventures, government contracting and competition law.

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Omar Momany is the Head of the UAE Corporate/M&A practice of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, based in Dubai. With over 15 years' experience in the Middle East, Omar focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, corporate governance, joint ventures, commercial matters and corporate/shareholders' disputes in the UAE and throughout the region.

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