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Elizabeth also assists clients proactively on issues of data privacy and cybersecurity and manages data incidents on behalf of clients, including handling breach notifications, government inquiries, and managing public relations professionals and internal investigations with forensic experts. Elizabeth also serves as Co-Editor for the Firm’s weekly publication, the King \u0026amp; Spalding Data, Privacy \u0026amp; Security Practice Report. Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth served as a law clerk for United States District Judge Kristi K. DuBose in the  Southern  District  of  Alabama  in  Mobile, Alabama.\nElizabeth graduated, magna cum laude, from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. While in law school, Ms. Adler served as Lead Articles Editor of the Mercer Law Review and served as a member and coach for the Mercer Moot Court Board.  Ms. Adler was the recipient of several awards during law school including the Order of Barristers and the Brainard Currie Honor Society.  Ms. Adler received her B.A. in English from The University of Alabama.\nElizabeth is actively involved with Families First, serving the Atlanta non-profit organization in various capacities including as a member of the Advocacy Committee. Ms. Adler also serves as  the Chair of the Families First Placement for Junior League of Atlanta , managing  the partnership between Families First and the Junior League as well as planning all League volunteer efforts for Families First.  Ms. Adler received a Families First volunteer award in December 2013.\nRecent Speeches and Publications\n\nKing \u0026amp; Spalding Client Alert, “President Trump’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity,” (May 2017)\nRisk and Compliance Article, “Cyber security: Not Just for Clients,” (April 2017)\nKing \u0026amp; Spalding Client Alert, “Employees Expecting Tax Refunds? 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Ltda. in their arbitration claim against a South American country concerning the violation of a bilateral investment treaty, an investment agreement and a concession contract for the construction and operation of a power plant.{{ FIELD }}Represented a telecommunications company in an ICSID arbitration against Argentina concerning the violation of a treaty and the nationalization of its concession contract with the Argentine Government.{{ FIELD }}Represented Camuzzi Internacional in its arbitration claim against Argentina involving its investment in two natural gas distribution licenses.{{ FIELD }}Represented a large international water company in its ICSID arbitration against Argentina.{{ FIELD }}Represented a major American energy company in preparing an ICSID arbitration against a Central American state concerning the breach of different contracts with distribution companies for the purchase of electricity.{{ FIELD }}Represented a major independent company in a potential LCIA arbitration under a Joint Operating Agreement.{{ FIELD }}Advised Northrop Grumman in its US$200 million bidding to, and contract work for, the Argentine government.{{ FIELD }}Participated in an ICC arbitration initiated by Pérez Companc against Enersys.{{ FIELD }}Roberto Aguirre Luzi specializes in counseling multinational corporations on complex arbitration. A partner in our International Arbitration practice, Roberto is experienced in administrative and civil law, government contracts, oil and gas contracts, public utilities, and power and infrastructure projects.\nRoberto represents clients in complex arbitrations before the World Bank Group’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and UN Commission on International Trade Law, as well as in arbitration under the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and International Chamber of Commerce rules. Roberto also has extensive experience in civil and administrative law, government contracts, oil and gas contracts, public utilities, and power and infrastructure projects.\nListed as a leading member of the international arbitration bar in the 2011 Global Arbitration Review 45 Under 45 rankings, Roberto has also been individually recognized by Chambers Latin America and featured in Who’s Who in International Arbitration.\nRoberto worked for five years as an associate for Marval, O’Farrell \u0026amp; Mairal before joining King \u0026amp; Spalding in 2003. He was born in San Juan, Argentina. Roberto is fluent in Spanish and English, and reads French, Italian and Portuguese. Roberto J Aguirre Luzi Partner Ranked for Latin America-wide arbitration, he is \"very skillful presenting arguments and cross-examining witnesses.” Chambers Global 2017 “Knowledgeable, highly proactive attitude”; a “high-level bilingual lawyer.” Chambers Latin America 45 Under 45 Global Arbitration Review, 2011 Who’s Who in International Arbitration University of Buenos Aires, Argentina The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas School of Law Texas Bar of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina Representing Petersen Energía, S.A.U. and Petersen Energía Inversora, S.A.U. in a case brought in the Southern District of New York against YPF SA. The dispute concerns Argentina’s and YPF’s failure to enforce the bylaws’ obligation to make a tender. Representing Reficar in an ICC arbitration against CB\u0026amp;I, an EPC contractor. The dispute concerns costs and delays in connection with the construction of a refinery in Colombia. Representing Teinver S.A. in an ICSID arbitration against Argentina involving the nationalization of the two largest airlines in that country. Representing Salini Impregilo SpA in three international arbitrations against Argentina involving its investments in a water management concession, a roadway concession and a bridge. Representing Murphy Oil in an ICSID arbitration against Ecuador concerning the violation of a bilateral investment treaty. Representing a European company in a potential arbitration against a state and a state-owned energy company. The dispute concerns the nationalization of the energy company. Represented Sempra Energy International in its arbitration claim against Argentina involving its investment in two natural gas distribution licenses and in a potential arbitration against another South American country involving its investment in a power distribution company, and advised it in two ICC arbitrations. Represented two American oil and gas companies in two ICSID arbitrations against Argentina, one of which involved claimant’s investment in two power plants and a natural gas field. Represented a major American oil company in a multibillion-dollar U.S. claim against a South American state concerning the breach of a bilateral investment treaty, an oil concession agreement and an environmental claim initiated against the oil company in the courts of the South American state. Represented City Oriente Limited in an ICSID contract arbitration against Ecuador and Petroecuador concerning the violation of an Oil Production Sharing Agreement. Represented a global supplier of power plants in its arbitration claim involving an engineering, procurement and construction contract. Represented Noble Energy, Inc. and MachalaPower Cia. Ltda. in their arbitration claim against a South American country concerning the violation of a bilateral investment treaty, an investment agreement and a concession contract for the construction and operation of a power plant. Represented a telecommunications company in an ICSID arbitration against Argentina concerning the violation of a treaty and the nationalization of its concession contract with the Argentine Government. Represented Camuzzi Internacional in its arbitration claim against Argentina involving its investment in two natural gas distribution licenses. Represented a large international water company in its ICSID arbitration against Argentina. Represented a major American energy company in preparing an ICSID arbitration against a Central American state concerning the breach of different contracts with distribution companies for the purchase of electricity. Represented a major independent company in a potential LCIA arbitration under a Joint Operating Agreement. Advised Northrop Grumman in its US$200 million bidding to, and contract work for, the Argentine government. Participated in an ICC arbitration initiated by Pérez Companc against Enersys.","searchable_name":"Roberto J. 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The representation included review of customer due-diligence policies and procedures as well as sales contracts for the purposes of export controls and sanctions compliance.{{ FIELD }}Sajid Ahmed is a Partner in the London office of King \u0026amp; Spalding.  He specialises in international arbitration and trade matters. \nSajid represents clients in arbitration under a variety of rules, including those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in sectors including energy, engineering, life sciences and financial services.  Sajid’s cases typically are significant, high-value and complex cross-border disputes.\nExperienced in EU trade law, notably in export controls and sanctions, Sajid also assists clients with classification, licensing, contractual arrangements and general compliance in industries such as oil and gas, financial services, aviation and defence.  He helps clients prepare voluntary disclosures of export control and economic sanctions laws violations and represents clients in regulatory investigations.\nSajid has particular experience in arbitration matters relating to India, Turkey and Libya. He also advises clients on the sanctions involving Syria and Iran, among others. Sajid Ahmed Partner Law Society of England and Wales Recent Representations – Arbitration MattersAn Asian Exploration \u0026amp; Production company in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration against the Government of India with respect to cross-boundary gas migration issues. An Indian pharmaceuticals company in a LCIA arbitration in London against a major Canadian generics producer with respect to a breach of exclusivity provisions in a licence agreement. A significant oil \u0026amp; gas company in two ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitrations against an Asian sovereign state, one relating to the company’s right to cost recovery under a PSC and the other relating to gas pricing. The Republic of Turkey and Turkish state-owned entity BOTAS in an ICC arbitration in Paris against the Republic of Iraq in relation to a dispute concerning an intergovernmental pipeline agreement. A significant Turkish E\u0026amp;P company against the Republic of Kazakhstan in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Turkey–Kazakhstan bilateral investment treaty relating to a tax stabilization clause. An Indian electrical engineering company in an ICC arbitration in London against a UK company involving claims of defective products provided pursuant to a Supply Agreement. A multinational life sciences company against a US company in an ICC arbitration in London concerning a breach of a licence agreement with respect to the marketing of a biopharmaceutical product. A significant Asian company in an LCIA arbitration in London against a U.S. investment bank relating to breaches of a services agreement in connection with an M\u0026amp;A deal. A significant pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration proceeding in New York against a German company relating to breaches of a manufacturing and supply agreement. 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The matter was ultimately resolved with a misdemeanor plea agreement and “summary” probation. Within weeks following the client’s sentencing, the misdemeanor conviction was expunged from his record.{{ FIELD }}Represented one of the world’s largest international containerized freight shipping companies and its terminal operator subsidiary in a business “divorce” from a joint venture partner. Defeated motions for a temporary restraining order (TRO) and preliminary injunction and obtained dismissal of the matter and an award of costs.{{ FIELD }}Represented a global pharmaceutical company, as plaintiff, in an unfair competition action against a purported compounding pharmacy promoting and selling competing “compounded” drugs on a national basis. Obtained partial summary judgment as to liability on claims under the federal Lanham Act, California False Advertising Law, and California Unfair Competition Law. The action resolved shortly thereafter on confidential terms.{{ FIELD }}Represented domestic subsidiary of one of the world’s largest international containerized shipping companies in defense of a federal court action for interim injunctive relief pursuant to Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act. Accomplished denial of the petition for injunction and dismissal of the action.{{ FIELD }}Represents the U.S. West Coast’s largest marine terminal (by container lifts), responsible for over one million container moves per year in commercial, regulatory, and labor matters.{{ FIELD }}Represented a leading U.S. West Coast marine terminal operator in a labor relations action brought by a union representing mechanics previously employed at the terminal. After asserting a leading-edge position in a motion for judgment on the pleadings, obtained dismissal of the lawsuit and an award of costs.{{ FIELD }}Defeated class action lawsuit against largest marine container terminal on the U.S. West Coast. Plaintiffs had alleged unlawful collection of demurrage during the “West Coast Port Slowdown.” After demonstrating that a terminal cannot be “constructively” closed by labor activity not amounting to a strike, obtained dismissal of the action in its entirety.{{ FIELD }}Persuaded a federal agency to withdraw its notice of violation of anti-pollution regulations against a port terminal operator, avoiding approximately $9.2 million in potential penalties.{{ FIELD }}Persuaded the National Labor Relations Board to close investigations of marine terminal operator. 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Matter was resolved with a probationary sentence{{ FIELD }}Represented global network of YouTube content creators and brands in a trade secrets dispute with company’s former employees.{{ FIELD }}Represented president of Southern California-based construction company in state court criminal investigation concerning alleged theft of public monies.{{ FIELD }}Represented associate general counsel of a Los Angeles-based investment fund in a state court criminal investigation. Investigation was dropped without the filing of any charges.{{ FIELD }}Represented the CEO of China-based petroleum exploration, extraction, and production company in federal court securities action by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.{{ FIELD }}Represented one of the nation’s largest engineering and construction companies and its subsidiaries in a federal court action brought under the False Claims Act alleging overcharging in federal government contracts.{{ FIELD }}Represented the largest health plan in California in a 40-day trial arising out of an enforcement proceeding brought by the California Department of Managed Health Care.{{ FIELD }}Represented California’s largest HMO in dozens of investigations and litigation conducted by the California Department of Managed Health Care.{{ FIELD }}Represented the world’s leading satellite television provider in a major contract dispute with one of its largest retailers.{{ FIELD }}Joe Akrotirianakis is a partner in the Trial and Global Disputes Practice Group.  He is an accomplished trial lawyer who has first-chaired or co-chaired more than 30 trials and arbitrations.  He has never lost a jury trial or bench trial.  Mr. Akrotirianakis represents both plaintiffs and defendants across a broad spectrum of industries.  A seasoned commercial litigator, and a decorated former federal prosecutor, he has litigated matters of the most complex and difficult caliber throughout his more than 20-year career.\nMr. Akrotirianakis He regularly practices before federal and state courts through California and nationally in matters involving complex commercial litigation, unfair competition, business torts, government contracts, intellectual property, civil rights, and federal and state regulatory investigations and defense. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies and other private entities, corporate officers, public entities throughout the State of California, and high-ranking public officials. \nBefore joining King \u0026amp; Spalding, Mr. Akrotirianakis served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California, investigating and prosecuting complex fraud and financial crimes, political and law enforcement corruption, civil rights matters, racketeering, and various other violations of federal law.  Following law school, Mr. Akrotirianakis served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Harry Pregerson, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Partner Top 100 attorneys in Southern California, across all practice areas Super Lawyers, 2017 Law360 \"MVP,\" Transportation - Among nation’s top five attorneys serving clients in the transportation industry Law360, 2016 Whittier College Whittier Law School Loyola Law School Loyola Law School Supreme Court of the United States U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York U.S. District Court for the Central District of California U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Law Clerk, Harry Pregerson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Represented two individual shareholders, as plaintiffs, in a securities action against a closely-held technology corporation in the radio frequency/millimeter wave industry. After a bench trial, the court awarded the plaintiffs 387.5% of the corporation’s prelitigation buyout offer, plus attorney’s fees and more than two years of prejudgment interest. Represented a global pharmaceutical company in an action for unfair competition and false advertising against a competitor selling drugs not approved by FDA. After obtaining partial summary judgment as to liability on claims under the federal Lanham Act and the California Unfair Competition Law, a jury awarded the client damages and the court imposed a permanent injunction against the counterparty’s unlawful business practices. Represented one of North America’s largest grain companies in a fraudulent transfer action against a former customer. Obtained summary judgment as to liability and a multimillion-dollar award including an award of punitive damages. Represented the founder and CEO of a Southern California-based construction company against state court felony fraud charges. The matter was ultimately resolved with a misdemeanor plea agreement and “summary” probation. Within weeks following the client’s sentencing, the misdemeanor conviction was expunged from his record. Represented one of the world’s largest international containerized freight shipping companies and its terminal operator subsidiary in a business “divorce” from a joint venture partner. Defeated motions for a temporary restraining order (TRO) and preliminary injunction and obtained dismissal of the matter and an award of costs. Represented a global pharmaceutical company, as plaintiff, in an unfair competition action against a purported compounding pharmacy promoting and selling competing “compounded” drugs on a national basis. Obtained partial summary judgment as to liability on claims under the federal Lanham Act, California False Advertising Law, and California Unfair Competition Law. The action resolved shortly thereafter on confidential terms. Represented domestic subsidiary of one of the world’s largest international containerized shipping companies in defense of a federal court action for interim injunctive relief pursuant to Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act. Accomplished denial of the petition for injunction and dismissal of the action. Represents the U.S. West Coast’s largest marine terminal (by container lifts), responsible for over one million container moves per year in commercial, regulatory, and labor matters. Represented a leading U.S. West Coast marine terminal operator in a labor relations action brought by a union representing mechanics previously employed at the terminal. After asserting a leading-edge position in a motion for judgment on the pleadings, obtained dismissal of the lawsuit and an award of costs. Defeated class action lawsuit against largest marine container terminal on the U.S. West Coast. 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He began his practice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1996, and primarily focuses on advising lenders, borrowers and sponsors on the full spectrum of Shari\u0026rsquo;ah-compliant and conventional financings in the kingdom, including real estate financings, financings involving fund structures, acquisition financings, corporate financings, construction financings and project financings.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMr. Al-Farisi is recognized as a leading lawyer in the Saudi banking and finance sphere by Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.\u0026nbsp; Chambers\u0026rsquo; latest report notes that Mr. Al-Farisi is \u0026ldquo;is a \u0026lsquo;seasoned lawyer\u0026rsquo; with an impressive profile in the market, attracting high praise from peers and clients alike. He frequently advises on high-value loan facilities. 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The project, to be procured on a build-own-operate basis, is for the construction of a US$2 billion air separation unit for the supply of industrial gases to Saudi Aramco at Jizan. It is the first project financing of an air separation unit in the Middle East and the only such project to have been financed wholly on a Shari’ah-compliant basis. The deal was awarded “Project Finance Deal of the Year” for 2015 by Islamic Finance News.{{ FIELD }}Represented Saudi Tabreed District Cooling Company in connection with Shari’ah-compliant project financing facilities extended by SABB and SAMBA Financial Group for the construction of a district cooling project at King Khaled International Airport Riyadh, in the first project in the Gulf involving the outsourcing of utilities at an airport to the private sector.{{ FIELD }}Represented Miahona Company in connection with Shari’ah-compliant project financing facilities extended by SABB and SAMBA Financial Group for the construction of a potable water project at King Khaled Airport in Riyadh.{{ FIELD }}Restructuring and Re-financings\nRepresented Alinma Bank in an SAR 1.7 billion Shari’ah-compliant refinancing of a facility extended to a major mall developer in Saudi Arabia.{{ FIELD }}Represented Saudi Hollandi Bank, Arab Bank and Arab National Bank in the restructuring of a SAR 250 million acquisition financing in Saudi Arabia.{{ FIELD }}Representing the financing banks in relation to a rescheduling of repayments due from a major Saudi petrochemicals company under a US$500 million term loan facility.{{ FIELD }}Represented a large Saudi family-owned business in restructuring its debt to a number of banks in Saudi Arabia and other jurisdictions.{{ FIELD }}Other\nRepresented a major Asian bank in connection with a proposed US$10 billion secured term loan.{{ FIELD }}Represented multiple Saudi venture capital funds participating in the Saudi government–sponsored “Musharakah” program supporting funds and investors targeting SMEs, including the first such fund, in Shari’ah-compliant financings extended by Saudi Arabian banks.{{ FIELD }}Represented a major Saudi bank in connection with SAR 2.5 billion proposed Shari’ah-compliant facilities to be extended to a Saudi company.{{ FIELD }}Represented a major Saudi petrochemicals company as borrower in relation to a US$250 million multicurrency revolving facility agreement.{{ FIELD }}Preparation of standard form documentation (including standard forms of guarantees, assignments, pledges and term loan facilities) to be used by major commercial banks in Saudi Arabia.{{ FIELD }}Zaid Hadir Al-Farisi is a partner in the Corporate, Finance and Investment Group, working from the Dubai and affiliated Riyadh offices. He began his practice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1996, and primarily focuses on advising lenders, borrowers and sponsors on the full spectrum of Shari’ah-compliant and conventional financings in the kingdom, including real estate financings, financings involving fund structures, acquisition financings, corporate financings, construction financings and project financings.\nMr. Al-Farisi is recognized as a leading lawyer in the Saudi banking and finance sphere by Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.  Chambers’ latest report notes that Mr. Al-Farisi is “is a ‘seasoned lawyer’ with an impressive profile in the market, attracting high praise from peers and clients alike. He frequently advises on high-value loan facilities. According to sources, he is ‘very meticulous, speaks his mind and always looks two steps ahead’.”\nMr. Al-Farisi completed his secondary school education in Riyadh Schools and received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.  He received his J.D. from The University of Chicago. Zaid Hadir Al-Farisi Partner \"Really extraordinary in his knowledge of how finance works, especially with respect to banks.\" Chambers Global University of Notre Dame Notre Dame Law School University of Chicago University of Chicago Law School Illinois New York England and Wales England \u0026amp; Wales (Admitted 1999; Reg. # 291667) Acquisition Finance\nRepresented a major investment company in connection with the financing of its strategic acquisition of shares in one of Saudi Arabia’s leading supermarket and hypermarket groups. Represented the borrower in relation to a US$232 million facility in connection with an acquisition of membership interests in a company. Represented Arab National Bank in a US$200 million financing for a cross-border acquisition of assets. Represented a fund manager of a Saudi real estate fund in connection with a Shari’ah-compliant financing for the acquisition of three income-producing properties in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Development and Real Estate Finance\nRepresenting Jeddah Economic Company Limited, the owner and developer of the Jeddah Economic City Project, and Alinma Investment Company, the fund manager of Alinma Jeddah Economic City Real Estate Fund, in the SAR 3.6 billion (approximately US$960 million) financing for the development of the project, including the kilometre-high tower, which is anticipated to be the tallest structure in the world upon completion. Represented the fund manager of a Saudi real estate development fund in connection with a SAR 680 million Shari’ah-compliant financing for the development of a residential compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Represented Samba Financial Group in connection with a SAR 500 million financing for the development of infrastructure for three properties in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Represented Alinma Bank in a SAR 400 million Shari’ah-compliant facility extended to a Saudi Arabian company in connection with the development of a hotel in Makkah. Represented the fund manager of a Saudi real estate development fund in connection with a SAR 132.5 million Shari’ah-compliant financing for the construction of more than 100 housing units in Saudi Arabia. Represented the fund manager of a Saudi real estate development fund in connection with a SAR 120 million Shari’ah-compliant financing for the construction of two residential towers in Saudi Arabia. Represented Banque Saudi Fransi in connection with a SAR 98 million Shari’ah-compliant financing in relation to the development of a hotel in Jeddah. 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Represented Miahona Company in connection with Shari’ah-compliant project financing facilities extended by SABB and SAMBA Financial Group for the construction of a potable water project at King Khaled Airport in Riyadh. Restructuring and Re-financings\nRepresented Alinma Bank in an SAR 1.7 billion Shari’ah-compliant refinancing of a facility extended to a major mall developer in Saudi Arabia. Represented Saudi Hollandi Bank, Arab Bank and Arab National Bank in the restructuring of a SAR 250 million acquisition financing in Saudi Arabia. Representing the financing banks in relation to a rescheduling of repayments due from a major Saudi petrochemicals company under a US$500 million term loan facility. Represented a large Saudi family-owned business in restructuring its debt to a number of banks in Saudi Arabia and other jurisdictions. Other\nRepresented a major Asian bank in connection with a proposed US$10 billion secured term loan. Represented multiple Saudi venture capital funds participating in the Saudi government–sponsored “Musharakah” program supporting funds and investors targeting SMEs, including the first such fund, in Shari’ah-compliant financings extended by Saudi Arabian banks. Represented a major Saudi bank in connection with SAR 2.5 billion proposed Shari’ah-compliant facilities to be extended to a Saudi company. Represented a major Saudi petrochemicals company as borrower in relation to a US$250 million multicurrency revolving facility agreement. 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Her experience spans syndicated acquisition financings, asset-based lending, private placements and mezzanine/second lien structures. Carolyn leads our Finance practice and also serves on our managing Policy Committee.\n\nWith specific industry experience in healthcare, pharma, energy, telecom and media, Carolyn represents a wide range of financial services clients. She counsels lenders, investors, borrowers and issuers in leveraged finance, asset-based lending, private placements, unitranche, first lien/second lien and mezzanine financings, and both leveraged and investment-grade lending transactions.\nCarolyn is a fellow of the American College of Investment Counsel, where she currently serves as President, and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, where she currently serves on the Nominating Committee. 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He leads our EMEA Corporate, Finance and Investments Team and is in charge of the growth of the firm’s international transactional practices.\nJawad is a pioneer in developing and implementing Shari'ah-compliant financing and investment structures. These include lease finance (Ijara), acquisition finance (Ijara wa-iqtinah), construction finance (Istisna'a-Ijara), trade finance (Murabaha) and joint ventures (Musharaka) that are regularly used in financial and investment transactions globally. He regularly advises banks, financial institutions, private equity and real estate firms, and sponsors in structuring and implementing U.S., European, Middle Eastern and global Shari'ah-compliant real estate and private equity funds and transactions.\nJawad is frequently invited to speak on the investment environment and capital flow in and out of the Middle East as well as Islamic finance and investment matters.\nRegularly cited by independent legal directories and client-based surveys, Jawad has been recognized among the Best of the Best in Euromoney's biennial list of top law practitioners worldwide. Most recently, Legal 500 EMEA 2018 and Chambers Global 2018, ranks Jawad as a highly recommended Islamic finance lawyer in the Middle East.  According to Chambers Global 2019, Jawad Ali is a \"well-established figure in all forms of Shari'a-compliant transactions, including real estate and private equity investments\" and market commentators recognize him as \"a strong player\" who is \"grounded in all elements of Islamic Finance.\" Jawad I Ali Managing Partner - Middle East Offices Ranked Band 2 in both Middle East-Wide Islamic Finance and UAE Banking and Finance Chambers Global, 2019 \"Known in the market for his robust Islamic finance practice with peers pointing to his \"good reputation in this space\" Chambers Global, 2018 Ranked Band 2 in both Middle East-Wide Islamic Finance and UAE Banking and Finance Chambers Global, 2018 Recognised as a leading individual in UAE Islamic Finance Legal 500 EMEA, 2018 Ranked as a leading lawyer in both Investment funds and Islamic finance IFLR1000, 2018 Market sources say \"has got a lot of experience in the Middle East region and knows what he is talking about.\" Chambers, 2017 Identified as \"fantastic on Shari'ah compliance.\" Chambers, 2017 Ranked Band 2 in both Middle East-Wide Islamic Finance and UAE Banking and Finance Chambers, 2017 Recognised as a leading individual in UAE Islamic Finance Legal 500 EMEA, 2017 Ranked as a leading lawyer in both Investment funds and Islamic finance IFLR1000, 2017 Leading Islamic Finance lawyer who is highly recommended for Saudi and UAE banking and finance matters Legal 500 EMEA, 2016 Described as a \"sectoral expert generally in Islamic finance.\" Chambers Global, 2016 Included in the annual Power 30 List Mena Fund Manager Magazine, 2016 Stafford House Tutorial College, UK Liverpool University, UK Boston University Boston University School of Law New York American Bar Association Investment Funds, Real Estate and Real Estate Finance\nAdvised a number of Shari'ah-compliant funds sponsored by Kuwait Finance House and KFH Capital on the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of commercial, residential, healthcare, logistics and hospitality assets in the U.S., UK and Europe with aggregate value in excess of US$2.0 billion. 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