M&A news and intelligence service Mergermarket named White & Case "Middle East Real Estate M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" at its inaugural Middle Eastern M&A and Private Equity Awards ceremony in Dubai on May 16.
Chief among the transactions for which White & Case was honored were the Firm's representation of:
• FRHI Holdings (FRHI), Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding Company of Saudi Arabia in the US$2.9 billion stock-and-cash sale of FRHI—the parent company of luxury hotel brands Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel—to AccorHotels.
• Investment Corporation of Dubai, the principal investment arm of the government of Dubai, on its acquisition of a number of key hotel and other assets throughout the world.
The new awards recognize the top banks and law firms supporting M&A in a range of sectors including consumer, energy, financial services, industrials, pharma and real estate.