The ceremony was held in Dubai at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on 10 April 2019.
The Mergermarket awards recognise excellence in M&A advisory in the Middle East, celebrating success in both legal and financial advisory for M&A activity over the past year. Pinsent Masons was also shortlisted for Energy, Mining and Utilities Legal Advisor and Financial Services Legal Advisor.
The team was recognised for its work on several major complex transactions within the industrials and chemicals sector across the Middle East. Pinsent Masons advises a number of key players in the sector, including Consolidated Contractors Company, United Precast Concrete, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Al Bahar Group and Tristar.
Osama Hassan, Head of the Middle East Region for Pinsent Masons said, “I am extremely proud that the team has been recognised for their work within the industrials sector. This is a sector that is growing rapidly in the Middle East, presenting both opportunities and challenges for businesses as they seek to innovate. This award acknowledges our expertise and collaborative approach to working with clients as they explore these new areas for growth.”
Mohammad Tbaishat, Middle East Corporate Partner said, “We are very honoured to be recognised by Mergermarket as ‘Industrial and Chemical M&A Legal Advisor of the Year’. Pinsent Masons has sector expertise at its core, including extensive experience in Diversified Industrials. Our offering of M&A transactional expertise combined with core sector focus expertise means we engage with our clients to anticipate and respond to the changes within their industries, developing creative solutions for their needs. Both the award and nominations are a testament to our continued efforts in this vein.”
Pinsent Masons have also recently won Law Firm of the Year, Energy & Infrastructure Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2019 and best Legal Advisor of the Year, at the Middle East Solar Industry Association 2019 awards.