May 19, 2014
TMT Finance, a specialist news and research firm, awarded Latham & Watkins “Legal Adviser of the Year” in its 6th Annual Middle East and Africa awards. Latham was honored for its advisory role on the largest and most complex telecom financings, acquisitions and capital markets transactions in the MENA region.
Latham & Watkins advised on four of the six shortlisted transactions for “Deal of the Year” and, notably, acted for Etisalat on its €3.15 billion multicurrency loan facility which was used to acquire Vivendi SA’s 53% stake in Maroc Telecom which won the “Deal of the Year” award.
The awards ceremony in Dubai brought together the region’s leading telecommunication operators, financial institutions and advisers to recognize growth and innovation in the Middle East telecommunications industry.
Andrew Tarbuck, a corporate partner in Latham & Watkins' Dubai office, said: “This award is testament to the strength of Latham’s global TMT practice and the firm's strong focus on the sector which continues to be one of the most active and innovative sectors in the global economy. Latham's broad capability offers clients comprehensive global industry expertise across different types of transactions combined with deep regional market knowledge.”