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

George Sayen

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Work Department

Corporate/Commercial

Position

Mr Sayen is a principal in the Gulf offices of Baker & McKenzie. He has been involved in handling Saudi legal matters since 1987 and has resided full time in Riyadh since 1988. He specializes in general corporate and commercial transactions, major projects, mergers and acquisitions, employment and Government contracting. He is actively involved in advising Saudi and foreign clients on a wide range of Saudi Arabian corporate and commercial law issues.

Career

Legal Advisors in Association with Baker & McKenzie Limited: Associate, 1988; Partner, 1995; Principal, 1997.

Languages

English (reading knowledge of Arabic and French).

Member

Member of the New York Bar Association; Member of the American Bar Association.

Education

Dartmouth College, AB, English (1980); Law School of the University of Pennsylvania, JD (1986); While studying for his JD degree at the University of Pennsylvania he completed a joint program in Middle East Studies and Islamic Law, as well as intensive Arabic language courses at Middlebury College (summer 1983) and the American University in Cairo (1984 - 1985).


Saudi Arabia

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading Individuals

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

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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

Within: Projects and energy

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.

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Arbitration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

October 2018. By George Sayen

The arbitration landscape has changed significantly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in recent years. In this note, we will explain two important developments that have precipitated this change, namely, a new arbitration law and a Saudi centre for arbitration. [Continue Reading]

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