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The ‘knowledgeable, diligent and professional’ practice at Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited, recently acted for Alinma Investment Company on the SAR6bn acquisition of three hotels and two shopping malls in Jabal Omar. The ‘highly recommended’ Bilal Ambikapathy and the ‘wise’ Gavin Witcombe are the practice co-heads.

The Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi in association with White & Case LLP recently advised Saudi Aramco on the structuring, tendering and development of the Fadhili cogeneration plant independent power project. Real estate specialist Adam Pierson and lead construction partner Michael Turrini are the names to note.

Majid Al-Sheikh at Clifford Chance LLP in association with Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) handles acquisitions, real estate disputes, joint ventures, and REIT issuances. Clients include Jadwa Investment, Al Tayyar Travel Group, and Unified Real Estate Development.

Construction disputes specialist Ben Cowling leads the team at Clyde & Co LLP, which has advised Al Rajhi Projects & Construction, Hanhwa Engineering & Construction and Salini Impregilo.

At Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni in association with Dechert LLP, the team is assisting a leading real estate company with its $100m acquisition of several floors within a commercial tower in Mecca, to be used for hotel operations. Hassan Mahassni is the practice head.

Zeyad Khoshaim at Khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy LLP recently advised Saudi Aramco on its joint venture agreement with Lamprell, Bahri and Hyundai Heavy Industries for the creation, development and operation of a new $5.2bn maritime yard in Ras Al Khair.

Stephen Kelly leads the ‘very good’ team at King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar, which has expertise in energy and utilities-related construction matters, mega mixed-used real estate projects, and social infrastructure PPPs. Hospitality specialist Moustafa Said is advising Jabal Omar Development Company on Alinma Bank’s landmark $1.6bn purchase of three hotels and a retail property in Mecca.

The team at Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in association with Latham & Watkins LLP has handled a range of major real estate finance, private equity, and development transactions. Salman Al-Sudairi is the name to note.

The construction specialists at AlSabhan & AlAjaji Law Firm have expertise in interim financing, subcontractor agreements, joint ventures, and procurement matters, and regularly act on retail, hospitality and power projects. Naif AlSabhan and Ibrahim AlAjaji are the key partners.

Dubai-based Jeremy Scott heads the real estate practice at Al Tamimi & Company, with strong support from Emad Salameh. The team is advising the Jabal Omar Development Company on drafting agreements, property sales, and regulatory requirements for the Jabal Omar Development in Mecca.

Adli Hammad leads the practice at Hammad Al-Mehdar & Co in alliance with Simmons & Simmons LLP. Highlights included advising Abdul Latif Jameel on a major real estate and port development project in King Abdullah Economic City.

The real estate and construction team at Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co. has particular experience in lease transfers between companies, and engineering procurement and construction contracts. Ali Abedi is the name to note.

Mohammed AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland LLP handles the sale and purchase of real estate, real estate disputes, property leasing transactions, and major construction projects for developers and contractors. Mohammed AlDhabaan is the key contact.

Osool Law Firm advises investors, corporates and individuals on a range of matters, including real estate development and construction disputes. Fahad Gasim is the key partner.

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