Riyadh

    King Fahad Road
    Sky Towers – 8th Floor
    Riyadh 11372
    Saudi Arabia
    F +966 11 416 9980

    With a long-established presence in Riyadh through our affiliation with the Khalid Al-Thebity Law Firm, we bring you a wealth of experience and pertinent insights in a wide range of areas, from corporate, capital markets, to communications, to Islamic finance.

    With more than 50 years’ experience in the region, we have nurtured relationships that allow us a deep knowledge of local cultures and traditions. This enables us to give you valuable insight into the legal, regulatory and policy considerations of doing business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

    Our Riyadh office works closely with all offices in our network. Together, we offer an integrated platform to deliver sophisticated local services, legal and policy expertise, sector experience, language capability and cultural sensitivity.

    Why Choose Us

    We are an internationally renowned law firm. We have a tremendous breadth of legal expertise and experience of handling many of the world’s most high-profile cases. 

    Members of our Riyadh office have developed close working relationships with government agencies and private sector. 

    We are proud to have advised the government of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labor, and the Capital Markets Authority on various major transactions, international economic issues, drafting of legislation, and negotiations for membership in international trade-related organizations.

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    Capital Markets

    We represent financial institutions, underwriters, issuers, financial advisers, dealers, arrangers and governments in all aspects of capital markets transactions. Our expertise includes initial public offerings (IPOs), rights offerings, private equity offerings and private placements, securities and financial regulatory issues, and fund transactions including sovereign wealth funds.

    Construction

    We advise on all aspects of construction projects and infrastructure development throughout the MENA region. Our clients range from government entities and private developers to EPC contractors, general contractors, specialty subcontractors and design professionals. 

    Corporate

    We provide practical guidance and advice on corporate and commercial law throughout the MENA region: 

    • Corporate formation and maintenance – Throughout all of our MENA offices, we assist clients with company and branch formation, domestically and in free zones, and ongoing business needs, including corporate governance, compliance and employment needs. 

    • Joint ventures – Foreign ownership restrictions in many MENA jurisdictions often incline international clients toward a joint venture structure involving a local partner. We frequently assist in structuring and establishing collaborations involving traditional corporate joint ventures, partnerships, contractual joint ventures and other strategic alliances.

    • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) – We offer a full spectrum of M&A services from our professionals trained in global financial centers such as New York and London. We have extensive experience across MENA, advising on local and cross-border corporate transactions, for buyers and sellers of private and public companies, and for strategic and financial investors.

    Global Regulations and Policy

    For more than 50 years, sovereign nations and international companies confronting problems in world capitals have looked to us as a trusted adviser in achieving their strategic objectives when navigating various legislative systems and regulatory frameworks whether in Washington DC, Brussels or elsewhere. Owing to our skill and discretion, as well as our reputation for conducting public policy advocacy in compliance with applicable laws and ethics rules, we are recognized as one of the world’s most influential law firms.

    Hospitality and Tourism

    Our MENA hospitality team group combines the strengths of preeminent hospitality and leisure experts with experienced transactional lawyers. With a broad experience  negotiating and managing the legal and business issues in project development plans, we support the full range of challenges and opportunities hotel owners and operators face. We are also heavily involved in the tourism sector and offer legal, regulatory and legislative advice to several prominent clients in MENA and around the world.

    Islamic Finance

    Our team can be your guide through transactions and financings that are compliant with Islamic law. This encompasses all forms of Islamic finance and investment structures, including murabaha, mudaraba, mu’ajjal, salaam, istis’na, ijara and ju’ala, and the issuance of sukuk. Our lawyers have served as counsel to a number of Shariah-compliant investment funds and capital providers for businesses controlled by such funds on a broad range of projects.

    Real Estate 

    We provide the full range of real estate advice; including property acquisitions and dispositions, development and construction, litigation and dispute resolution, zoning and land use planning, financing, real estate investment trusts (REITs), commercial landlord/tenant matters, management and franchise agreements, restructuring, workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and transactional tax planning. 

    Sovereign and Other Institutional Investors

    We offer astute advice for a myriad of investors, from family offices and high net worth individuals to sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and foundations.  Our team represents institutional investors in investment types such as private fund investments and co-investments, real estate investments, global infrastructure investments, direct investments in debt and equity, global custodian and securities lending contracts, and investment management arrangements relating to equity securities, debt instruments, derivatives and commodities.

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    • Recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 across 16 categories in eight offices and with 32 individuals recommended.