Basil Al-Jafari

Counsel
Dubai
  • Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Precinct Building 1, Level 3
  • P.O. Box 506698
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Profile Experience

Basil Al-Jafari is counsel in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins’ Dubai office. Mr. Al-Jafari advises on debt capital markets transactions (both conventional and Sukuk issuances), initial public offerings, equity investments, debt restructurings, and other general corporate finance matters. Prior to re-joining the Dubai office, Mr. Al-Jafari was based in the firm’s Singapore office.

Mr. Al-Jafari was recognized as a Rising Star in capital markets by IFLR1000 in 2018 and 2019.

Mr Al-Jafari’s debt capital markets experience includes advising:

  • The underwriters in the establishment of a global medium term note program by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and debut issuance of US$12 billion notes thereunder 
  • The underwriters in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation’s US$2 billion notes offering
  • The underwriters in Saudi Electricity Company’s US$2 billion sukuk offering
  • Dana Gas in its tender offer and consent solicitation and issuance of new US$530 million sukuk
  • The underwriters in various updates of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank’s US$9 billion global medium term note program and issuances thereunder
  • Dar Al-Arkan in various updates of its US$2 billion trust certificate issuance program and issuances thereunder
  • The underwriters in Star Energy Geothermal Wayang Windu’s US$580 million green bond offering
  • The underwriters in Chandra Asri Petrochemical’s US$300 million notes offering
  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the establishment of its global medium term note program and inaugural issuance of US$17.5 billion notes thereunder
  • The Government of Dubai in various updates of its euro medium term note program and trust certificate issuance program and issuances thereunder
  • Qatar National Bank in various updates of its US$17.5 billion medium term note program and issuances thereunder
  • Etisalat in various updates of its US$7 billion global medium term note program and issuances thereunder
  • The underwriters in the establishment of Noor Bank’s US$3 billion trust certificate issuance program and issuances thereunder
  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank in the establishment of its US$5 billion trust certificate issuance program and issuances thereunder
  • Ooredoo (previously Qatar Telecom) in the establishment of its US$2 billion “airtime” trust certificate issuance program and issuances thereunder

Mr Al-Jafari’s equity capital markets experience includes advising:

  • The underwriters in Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)’s US$29.4 billion initial public offering (the world’s largest ever initial public offering)
  • The underwriters in HDFC Asset Management Company’s US$400 million initial public offering
  • Techcombank in its US$922 million initial equity offering
  • Vincom Retail in its US$740 million initial equity offering
  • The underwriters in Future Supply Chain’s US$100 million initial public offering
  • The underwriters in Chandra Asri Petrochemical’s US$378 million rights issue
  • The underwriters in India Grid Trust’s US$350 million initial public offering of units
  • The Government of Pakistan in its US$1 billion offering and sale of its shareholding in Habib Bank Limited
  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank in its US$137 million rights offering
  • Sembcorp Salalah Power and Water Company in its US$138 million initial public offering
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