Anthony Pallett

Anthony Pallett


Email anthony.pallett@​

Phone +971 4 377 9323

Fax +971 4 377 9378

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"He receives excellent market feedback and is noted for his expertise in corporate, acquisition and construction finance issues."

Chambers Global 2016

Acknowledged as a leader in his field, Anthony Pallett has more than 10 years of experience advising on banking and finance in the Middle East. His practice is wide-ranging. From real estate finance to hybrid corporate loans, structured finance to acquisition finance, as well as infrastructure finance and restructuring - Anthony supports clients throughout all of their conventional and Islamic financing needs.

Working with major international and regional financial institutions and real estate developers - such as Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, Emaar Properties PJSC, Majid Al Futtaim Group and Emirates NBD - Anthony has acted on some of the largest financings in the region in recent years.

Anthony combines his strong technical skills with a commercial approach, partnering with his clients to ensure best results. His rapport with clients is well documented and he is highly regarded by his peers; for example Chambers Global 2016 highlights that he "receives excellent market feedback". Clients like that Anthony can see a matter from all angles and trust his advice on high-stake transactions. He is described as "very well respected" and "a very good operator".

Awards and recognitions


Banking and Finance, Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA


Islamic Finance
Legal 500 EMEA

2016, 2018-2020

Islamic Finance (Middle East-Wide)


Banking & Finance (UAE)
Chambers Global

2016, 2018-2020

Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance (UAE)

Representative experience

Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, Noor Bank and SCB on a US$1bn murabaha and ijara financing for DIFC Investments, secured over DIFC’s real estate assets.

SCB, Emirates NBD and HSBC on US$500m loan facilities for Emaar Properties' Turkish subsidiary for a mixed-use real estate development in Istanbul.

Skai Holdings on the financing of the Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah.

The arrangers on a US$1bn financing for Qatar Telecom (Ooredoo).

GEMS Education on a number of Islamic sale and leaseback transactions relating to schools in Dubai.

Barclays, Emirates NBD, SCB, HSBC and NBAD on a US$500m financing for Majid Al Futtaim, the Dubai-based shopping mall and real estate developer.

SCB on a murabaha financing for the Emirates Real Estate Fund (a REIT established by Emirates NBD) for the acquisition of real estate assets.

Standard Chartered Bank on a murabaha financing for Gulftainer, for the acquisition of a port in Saudi Arabia.

Dana Gas PJSC in relation to the consent solicitation to restructure its US$1bn sukuk al mudaraba.

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