Anthony Pallett

Anthony Pallett


"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

2016, 2018-2019

Islamic Finance (Middle East-Wide)


Banking & Finance (UAE)
Chambers Global

2016, 2018-2019

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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