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Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in Association with Baker McKenzie Limited has particular expertise in the hospitality sector and is also active in the retail and residential development sectors. Bilai Ambikapathy advised Sulaiman A. Al Rajhi Real Estate Investment on the negotiation of an agreement to operate and manage nine hotels. Gavin Witcombe and George Sayen are also key figures.

Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi in association with White & Case LLP has a strong real estate financing practice. Doug Peel is recommended.

Demonstrating its capability to handle big-ticket mandates, Clifford Chance LLP’s Paul Latto advised HSBC Saudi Arabia on a SAR2.8bn Makkah structured real estate facility to finance the construction of Makkah Clock Royal Tower and the Raffles Makkah Palace. The team also advised the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency on the project development of the multi-bank cash centre. The UAE team – in which Sandy Hall and counsel Tariq Imam are key contacts – regularly handles Saudi Arabia-related matters.

Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP handles contentious and non-contentious real estate and construction matters for its regional and international client base, which includes Mubadala Development Company and BAE Systems. Zeyad Khoshaim and Julian Johansen are the key contacts.

Ben Cowling’s team at Clyde & Co is advising on a number of transactions and disputes in the infrastructure and real estate sectors. Representative clients include Hyundai Heavy Industries, Wetico and Aldara Medical Corporation.

Mohammed Aldhabaan at Dhabaan & Partners (in association with Eversheds KSLG) is recommended for his experience in handling corporate transactions and contentious matters for high-profile clients in the real estate sector.

Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP is acting for a contractor in a complex construction dispute relating to an infrastructure project. The team also assisted Al Khabeer Capital with the acquisition of various properties for residential redevelopment. Ahmed Butt is a key figure.

Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni In association with Dechert LLP’s recent work highlights include advising on a number of real estate development projects. Firas Sawaf and Rahul Goswami are the key contacts.

King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar fields a number of highly regarded practitioners: Zaid Al-Farisi and Nabil Issa are active in real estate finance and Tim Burbury is advising Veolia on a district cooling PPP project. Abu Dhabi-based construction law specialist Adrian Cole has substantial experience in disputes relating to energy and infrastructure development.

Salman Al-Sudairi, Law Office of, in association with Latham & Watkins LLP has notable real estate financing expertise, with recent mandates including advising Uyoun Al-Raed Commercial Company on a SAR1.97bn real estate murabaha financing. Salman Al-Sudairi is recommended.

Al-Ghazzawi Professional Association has experience of representing international companies in disputes with local contractors.

Real estate is a key focus of Mikwar & Akkad Law Firm (MAK), which advised Amlak Group on establishing a joint venture pertaining to a real estate project in Saudi Arabia. Nizar Abdullatif Mikwar heads the practice.

Abdulaziz Al Hussan at Osool Law Firm recently advised Emaar Middle East on a SAR700m project joint venture.

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