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Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in Association with Baker McKenzie Limited has ‘in-depth industry knowledge and the advice is always spot-on’. Recent highlights include advising on the joint venture agreement between Mohammed Ibrahim Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company and Thakher for a new real estate development. On the construction side, the firm has handled several power projects. Bilal Ambikapathy and ‘exceptional construction lawyerGavin Witcombe are key contacts.

The Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi in association with White & Case LLP consistently demonstrates extraordinary insight and exemplary responsiveness’. Its historical relationship with Saudi Aramco ensures a steady flow of power project construction mandates. The team also has capabilities in contentious construction matters. The ‘very professional’ Adam Pierson and Doug Peel are recommended.

Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP is highly regarded for its construction expertise in the residential, retail and hospitality arenas. The group is also active in contentious construction matters. Clients include several government entities and major Saudi power companies. Zeyad Khoshaim and Johannes Bruski are recommended.

AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has recently advised leading real estate companies, including Alandalus Property, on various matters. Mohammed Aldhabaan is recommended.

Clifford Chance LLP in association with Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) has recently advised real estate development companies on joint ventures, and is also assisting with the sale or leasing of high-value properties. London-based Sandy Hall heads the Middle East construction practice. Paul Latto moved to DLA Piper Saudi Arabia.

Ben Cowling and Alain Sfeir are the key contacts for real estate and construction matters at Clyde & Co LLP. The firm is advising Al Dara Medical Corporation on the development of a new medical institution.

Adli Hammad leads the team at Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP, which has been acting on the construction aspects of transport and power projects, as well as representing clients in construction disputes.

Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP handles high-value real estate developments, advising on concession agreements and corporate matters. The team also assisted the Saudi Binladin Group with the Makkah Metro project and the Jeddah Airport project.

King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar advises on the construction aspects of energy and infrastructure projects, most notably advising Acwa Holding in 2016 on the construction of a $2bn air separation project. Key contact Leroy Levy has also been handling several infrastructure projects in Jeddah.

Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in association with Latham & Watkins LLP has experience in high-value mixed-use projects. It is advising Alinma Bank on financing the Jeddah Economic City Real Estate fund.

AlSabhan & AlAjaji Law Firm fields ‘excellent real estate and construction lawyers’. The firm regularly acts on retail, hospitality and power projects, including advising the Public Investment Fund on its BOT shopping mall project. Ibrahim AlAjaji and Naif AlSabhan are key contacts.

Well-regarded local law counsel Osool Law Firm advises companies from the construction industry on corporate joint ventures and restructurings. Abdulaziz Al Hussan is the key partner.

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