Oliver Simpson

Latham & Watkins LLP

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A vintage year for Gulf IPOs

This year has seen a resurgence of activity in the Middle East equity capital markets, with players such as National Commercial Bank and Qatar Petroleum in the spotlight and growing interest from both regional and...more

11/14/2014 - Equity Markets Foreign Investment IPO Middle East Oil & Gas Qatar UAE

An Introduction to Non-Profit Incorporated Organisations in the DIFC

While the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC) remains primarily focused on the financial services industry, its stable and sophisticated legal and regulatory regimes have increasingly attracted organisations in...more

5/19/2014 - Choice of Entity DIFC Middle East Non-Profits

An Introduction to Non-Profit Entities in the DIFC

While the free zone continues to focus on the financial services industry, the Non-Profit Incorporated Organisation (NPIO) represents an additional tool to attract non-profit entities. While the Dubai International...more

5/1/2014 - Business Formation Choice of Entity DIFC Free Trade Zone Non-Profits

First Qatari IPO in Three Years and QFMA’s New Listing Rules

Qatar Petroleum (QP) recently announced the first initial public offering (IPO) in Qatar since 2010 and the introduction by the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) of new listing rules. The IPO is also the first IPO...more

1/20/2014 - IPO Listing Rules Middle East

Top 4 Trends that are Shaping UAE Capital Markets

The strengthening global recovery appears to have brought renewed confidence to the UAE’s capital markets. As such, a number of interesting themes have begun to emerge....more

12/3/2013 - Capital Markets Middle East Nasdaq

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