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Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited


Saudi Arabia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie Limited, Legal Advisors

The finance team at Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in Association with Baker McKenzie Limited acts for major banks in the region, including Arab National Bank, Arab Bank and Samba Financial Group. The group also advises borrowers and Bilal Kahlon has been assisting dairy company Almarai with its dual tranche syndicated facility from HSBC Saudi Arabia and J.P. Morgan, with a total value in excess of $580m. Ian Siddell is practice head. Julie Alexander is also highly experienced.

Leading individuals

Bilal Kahlon - Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in Association with Baker McKenzie Limited, Legal Advisors

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie Limited, Legal Advisors

Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in Association with Baker McKenzie Limited is ‘a top choice’ for capital markets. On the debt side, it acted for NCB Capital Company in relation to its SAR2.7bn sukuk, one of the few perpetual sukuk issuances in the country. On the equity side, Robert Eastwood advised IDEA Soda Ash & Calcium Chloride Company on its SAR800m private placement. Karim Nassar and Bilal Kahlon are, respectively, recommended for equity and debt capital markets.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie Limited, Legal Advisors

Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in Association with Baker McKenzie Limited is ‘one of the best firms in the country’, where the team has ‘great market knowledge and is commercially orientated’. The team acts for international and regional corporates, and is advising Olayan and Cummins on a three-country distribution joint venture. George Sayen and Karim Nassar are the key names.

Leading individuals

George Sayen - Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in Association with Baker McKenzie Limited, Legal Advisors

Karim Nassar - Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in Association with Baker McKenzie Limited, Legal Advisors

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie Limited, Legal Advisors

Project finance is a core focus at Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in Association with Baker McKenzie Limited, with Julie Alexander praised as being a leading practitioner in the field. The firm recently advised on infrastructure projects, mainly acting for lenders; it assisted Banque Saudi Fransi, The Saudi British Bank and Arab National Bank with a high-value facility to Joannou & Paraskevaides for two government projects. George Sayen is well regarded for his corporate expertise in the space.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker McKenzie Limited, Legal Advisors

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.

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