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King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

KINGDOM CENTRE 20TH FLOOR, KING FAHAD ROAD, PO BOX 14702, RIYADH 11434, SAUDI ARABIA
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Saudi Arabia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar has expertise in acquisition finance, construction, real estate and project finance, and sale and leaseback transactions and asset finance. The regional corporate, finance and investments group is headed by Jawad I. Ali and includes Zaid H. Al-Farisi, who is advising a lending syndicate comprising Samba Financial Group, National Commercial Bank and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank on the provision of SAR1.3bn shari’ah-compliant facilities to real estate developer Fawaz Abdul Aziz Al-Hokair.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

The team at King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar acts across the group's Dubai and Riyadh network and has particular expertise in the establishment of sukuk programmes and publicly traded REITs. Department head Rizwan H. Kanji advised Al Bilad Capital, as arranger and initial dealer, on the establishment by Morabaha Marina Financing of a SAR400m sukuk programme. Further, James R. Stull, who has particular expertise in Saudi REIT structuring, acted for Jadwa Investment Company in relation to its establishment of a shari'ah-compliant REIT, which is the first REIT in the country that will be permitted to invest in Mecca and Medina. Also recommended is Nabil A. Issa, who is advising a Saudi healthcare company on its proposed IPO and listing on the Saudi stock exchange.

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

King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar has experience of high-value M&A, particularly in the oil and gas sector, though the team is perhaps best known for its strengths in private equity and venture capital fund formation and transactions. Dubai-based Osama Audi is advising National Shipping Company on its joint venture with Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation to establish a $1.5bn fund for the acquisition of oil tankers. Nabil A. Issa, who divides his time between Dubai and Saudi Arabia, advised Jabal Omar Development Company on the approximately SAR6bn sale of properties in Mecca to a fund managed by Alinma Investment Company. Jawad I. Ali is another Dubai-based contact.

Leading individuals

Nabil A. Issa - King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

Next Generation Partners

Osama Audi - King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar is instructed by procurement companies, government entities and development joint ventures in infrastructure, power and utilities projects. Abu Dhabi-based Tim Burbury is advising the Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs on the implementation of several PPP projects in the waste and environmental sectors. Usman Ahmad took an in-house position in 2018, and Dubai-based Leroy Levy left the firm for Squire Patton Boggs.

Leading individuals

Tim Burbury - King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

King & Spalding in affiliation with the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar has particular strength in development projects in the infrastructure and utilities sector, and is also known for its construction litigation capabilities. Based in Abu Dhabi, Tim N. Burbury is advising Jeddah Economic Company on the procurement and development of a district cooling project at the Jeddah Economic City. Also recommended is Dubai-based Moustafa K. Said, who acted for Al Rajhi Capital in relation to the sale and leaseback of a tenanted office tower in Al Khobar and multiple warehouses in Riyadh.

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