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

The firm

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. Its unique culture, developed over 60 years, inspires its people to: understand local markets and customs; navigate multiple jurisdictions; work together as trusted colleagues and friends; and instil confidence in its clients.

Amid the economic and political uncertainty, disruptive new business models, cyber insecurity and multiplying layers of regulation, clients want a new breed of lawyers who can look decades ahead to help them navigate a changing world. This requires technical legal skills and a deep understanding of each client’s industry and business.

Baker McKenzie more than meets these challenges. Guided by the entrepreneurial spirit and demanding standards of its founders, the firm forges close personal relationships among its professionals to foster the responsiveness and accountability clients rightfully expect.

The firm has a diverse and welcoming culture. Its lawyers – admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions – and other professionals are citizens of more than 70 countries. The firm speaks more than 80 languages, with English in common. It has offices in 77 locations, including in 36 of the world’s 40 largest economies.

In Saudi Arabia, Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited has been an active practice in the Kingdom for 35 years and is consistently recognised as a top-tier law firm by leading legal directories.

Areas of practice

Consistently recognised as a top-tier firm by leading legal directories, Legal Advisors provides domestic and cross-border advice in M&A, capital markets, real estate, construction, commercial litigation and general corporate matters. The firm’s banking and finance practice advises on various matters including project and Islamic finance. Legal Advisors’ corporate lawyers have particular experience in major infrastructure projects, including advising on the corporate, commercial and regulatory issues relating to building Saudi Arabia’s first metro system – one of the world’s largest public infrastructure projects.

Legal Advisors regularly works on some of the most significant deals in the Saudi Arabian market, including: advising the Ar-Riyadh New Mobility Consortium led by Salini Impregilo on various corporate and commercial and regulatory matters, including government contracts and real estate matters in relation to its performance of Package 2 of the US$30bn Riyadh Metro Project; advising on Alliance Holding Company’s joint sale of a majority stake in Saudi lighting manufacturer GLC for US$235m; and assisting Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) and two other sponsors in relation to Islamic financing for a US$5.2bn project to develop mining and fertiliser plants in Um Wu’al and Ras Al Khair.

Legal Advisors’ lawyers in Riyadh and Jeddah regularly collaborate with Baker McKenzie to help Saudi Arabian businesses, multinationals and financial institutions achieve their business objectives in the region.

  • Contacts
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  • George Sayen
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  • Karim B Nassar
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  • Zahi Y Younes
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  • Other office
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  • Jeddah
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  • Number of lawyers: 7,000+
  • at this office: 23
  • Languages
  • English
  • Arabic

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

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