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Shearman & Sterling in association with Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners

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The firm

In June 2015, Shearman & Sterling joined with the Saudi Arabian law firm Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners, to form a new association in Saudi Arabia known as Shearman & Sterling LLP in association with Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners, with offices in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Khobar. The new association provides both Saudi Arabian clients, and international clients doing business in Saudi Arabia, direct access to the skills and experience of a top Saudi law practice.

Areas of practice

The practice in Saudi Arabia is fully integrated with Shearman & Sterling’s global network of offices in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas, which enables it to offer clients a seamless cross-border service. It has an extremely capable team of English and Saudi law-qualified lawyers on-the-ground in Saudi Arabia, who have extensive experience across a broad range of practice areas, including M&A, private equity, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, capital markets, dispute resolution and litigation in Saudi courts, foreign investment, procurement, and project development and finance. The dispute resolution and litigation practice in Saudi Arabia is unique in that it includes a former member of the Saudi judiciary who is able to provide practical insights and expert advice on procedural and substantive matters. The Saudi corporate practice is led by Sanjarbek Abdukhalilov, an English-qualified solicitor, who regularly advises clients on M&A, private equity, joint ventures and capital market transactions. Dr Sultan Almasoud is a highly experienced Saudi-qualified attorney, who specialises in corporate, commercial and litigation matters. Brendan Hundt, who specialises in project development and finance, regularly advises clients on high-profile and complex projects in the region, primarily in the infrastructure, power and water, and oil and gas sectors.

  • Other offices
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Al-Khobar
  • Beijing
  • Brussels
  • Dubai
  • Frankfurt
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Menlo Park
  • Milan
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Riyadh
  • Rome
  • San Francisco
  • São Paulo
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Toronto
  • Washington DC
  • Number of lawyers in Saudi Arabia
  • 10
  • worldwide: 850
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Russian

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