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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 team at Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited acts for international and regional corporates. It recently advised the Saudi Binladin Group on a $160m financing arrangement for the purchase of receivables and real estate made available by Alawwal Bank. Ian Siddell, Julie Alexander, Bilal Kahlon, and Basel Barakat are the key partners.

Leading individuals

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

Ian Siddell - 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

At Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited, practice heads Ian Siddel and Karim Nassar provide ‘a very high-quality’ service. The ‘professional’ team recently acted as lead counsel for The Saudi Investment Bank on a $533.3m tier 1 capital sukuk issuance programme.

Leading individuals

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

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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

George Sayen heads the practice at Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited, which has experience in acting for regional and international corporates. Recent work highlights include an $80m joint venture partnership restructuring deal, in which key partner Karim Nassar advised Al Faisaliah Group.

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

Next generation lawyers

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

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

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

The team at Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited acts for local and international corporates, and has particular experience in the energy sector. George Sayen and Abdulrahman AlAjlan are active in this area.

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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

At Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited, Ian Siddell and George Sayen are active on project finance transactions. The team recently acted for Fadhili Plant Cogeneration Company on the $1.2bn combined-cycled gas power plant project, providing local legal opinion and advising on project security.

Leading individuals

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

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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

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 ‘wiseGavin Witcombe are the practice co-heads.

Leading individuals

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

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

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