Shaun Hartley, Matthew Murchison, Benjamin Naftalis, Harjaskaran Rai and Debbie Yee are honored by Law360.
Harj Rai represents government and government-related entities, sponsors, and financial institutions in a range of complex finance transactions, both within the region and internationally.
Drawing on more than a decade of on-the-ground experience working and living in the Middle East, Mr. Rai helps clients navigate highly strategic and intricate matters spanning project finance, Islamic finance, and bank finance. His work in Islamic finance includes complex Shari’ah-compliant agreements across a spectrum of Islamic structures.
Mr. Rai develops long-lasting relationships with clients to help them navigate every stage of their lifecycle. He brings particular experience in first-of-their-kind, precedent-setting financings in the Middle East involving diverse industries, including oil and gas, technology, real estate, and telecommunications.
Mr. Rai previously served as Dubai Office Managing Partner and Local Chair of the Finance Department. He currently serves on the firm’s Ethics Committee.
- “Highly experienced in Islamic finance, especially within Saudi Arabia”
“Particularly adept in murabaha”
“Well recognised for his strengths in sukuk, alongside his significant practice focus on project finance”
“Provides fantastic legal counsel”
“Very capable on the DCM side”
“Well versed in sukuk issuances and well known for maintaining a substantial portfolio of Saudi-related work”
“Widely agreed to be an expert lawyer on debt capital markets in Saudi Arabia, with skills both in sukuk and in conventional issuances”
“Has notable experience representing issuer clients in the real estate sector”
“Esteemed for his involvement in Islamic finance mandates”
“Noted for his particular aptitude in Shari'a-compliant project finance, sukuk and restructurings”
“One of the smartest lawyers I have worked with”
Chambers Global 2022
- Named a Leading Lawyer in Banking, Islamic Finance, Project Finance, and Capital Markets
- Selected as a Rising Star
- Named among the Top 30 Under 40
Private Funds Management 2015
- “A serious name in Saudi”
“A big Saudi expert in the region”
“Keen client focus”
“A solid lawyer, who’s very well versed in Islamic finance”
“Very good, very effective and extremely competent and pragmatic”
Chambers Global 2017-2020