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Commercial, corporate and M&A in Saudi Arabia

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

Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited draws upon its international reach in order to assist a client base that takes in international and domestic corporates and the Saudi Arabian government with the gamut of corporate work. Key areas of instruction include M&A transactions and shareholder rights issues. Riyadh-based Karim Nassar has over two decades of experience in handling Saudi and foreign M&A transactions; he jointly heads up the practice with Zahi Younes, who has notable expertise in advising on complex cross-border mergers, with a key focus on the pharmaceutical and information technology sectors. David Monnier is another key presence in Riyadh for international transactions, while Nadine Nassar and Basel Barakat are also highly active. In September 2022 Omar Iqbal left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Karim Nassar; Zahi Younes


Other key lawyers:

Nadine Nassar; Basel Barakat; David Monnier


Clyde & Co LLP

The corporate practice at Clyde & Co LLP houses a team praised by clients as ‘experts in their area and great lawyers’. The group is well known for advising a solid client roster of blue-chip companies on high-value, prominent transactions and corporate restructurings. The department is led from Riyadh by Abdulaziz Al Bosaily, who has an excellent track record in handling large-scale corporate and Islamic financing deals in Saudi Arabia. Alain Sfeir is a corporate specialist, and Rizwan Osman is well versed in advising on multi-jurisdictional transactional work. Senior associate Ranjith Kumar acts as counsel to private equity entities and sovereign wealth funds.

Practice head(s):

Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily


Other key lawyers:

Alain Sfeir; Rizwan Osman; Ranjith Kumar


Testimonials

‘An international firm with a strong presence in all the major corporate law practices.’

Key clients

Master Builders Solutions Construction Chemicals Group (MBCC)


Aon


The Aimes Arabian Company For Organizing Exhibitions And Conferences


Middle East Communications Network FZ-LLC part of IPG Group


Khoshaim & Associates

The corporate & M&A practice at Khoshaim & Associates has a strong track record in handling private and public M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Firm managing partner Zeyad Khoshaim leads the team and has an excellent reputation for his expertise in corporate law. Other key practitioners are Leen Zaza and counsel Basma Khashoggi; the latter regularly assists healthcare and retail entities with corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Zeyad Khoshaim


Other key lawyers:

Leen Zaza; Basma Khashoggi


Testimonials

‘The Khoshaim team is great to work with, particularly on time sensitive deals where the team is very responsive, detail-oriented, and flexible in their iteration process.’

‘Zeyad Khoshaim shows an excellent level of commitment and involvement in all the critical legal matters of a mandate.’

‘Basma Khashoggi plays an instrumental role in the most critical transactions, attending all relevant calls, and making herself accessible to the team whenever support is needed.’

‘The team is well managed and provides a good personal touch.’

‘This team is technically experienced and is happy to assist in deals in any manner requested.’

Key clients

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)


National Agricultural Development Co. (NADEC)


NEOM


Iron Mountain


Arthur J. Gallagher


Sanabil Investments


Saudi National Bank


Al Balad Development Company


Ministry of Economy and Planning


Saudi Investment Recycling Co. (SIRC)


Prosus


Iron Mountain


Work highlights


  • Assisted the Government of Saudi Arabia with the US$250-billion mega- merger between the General Organization for Social Insurance, GOSI and Public Pension Agency.
  • Advising Sanabil on its investment in B2B marketplace company Sary.
  • Advised NEOM on the US$200 million acquisition of First Tech Web Company.

King & Spalding in Affiliation With the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar

King & Spalding in Affiliation With the Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar houses a distinguished corporate practice, highly regarded in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East for its strength in handling complex M&A transactions, investment funds and corporate restructurings. The firm continues to assist companies drawn from the healthcare, education, energy and retail sectors with a range of M&A and private equity work. Nabil Issa leads the team, splitting his time between Riyadh and Dubai. James Stull acts on matters throughout the Middle East, with extensive expertise in advising on investment funds and private equity issues. Jawad Ali retired in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Nabil Issa


Other key lawyers:

James Stull


Testimonials

‘K&S is one of the very few firms with well experienced lawyers in VC transactions.’

‘The lawyers are very engaged, very professional, dedicated to their work and find constructive solutions to inevitable challenges.’

‘James Stull and Nabil Issa perform particularly well, they approach the transaction in a holistic and commercially-minded way. They ensure that all legal requirements are attended to in a practical and effective manner.’

Key clients

Saudi Aramco Investment Management Company (SAIMCO)


Cerberus


Saudi Telecom


Mizuho Gulf Capital Partners Ltd


Saudi Investment Recycling Company


Gulf Investment Corporation


Middle East Paper Company


Sadara Chemical


Mubadala Investment Company


Gulf Finance House


Ashmore Investments


eWTP Arabia


Gulf Capital PJSC


Riyad Capital


Western Union


Jabal Omar Development Company


Jeddah Economic Company


Arabian Company for Water and Power Development (ACWA Holding)


Arcapita


Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (SME Authority) MASIC (Mohamed I. AlSubaei & Sons Investment Company)


Wa’ed Ventures (Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center)


Al Muhaidib Wadi Makkah


Aramex PJSC


Alarabi


Riyad TAQNIA Fund


Global Ventures Ltd


Aramis Partners


Samsung


Bulldozer Group


Social Development Bank


Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund


Christian Dior


Vision Invest


Bee’ah UAE and Bee’ah Energy KSA


Coolinc Hospitality Group


Jet Aviation AG


Gulf Islamic Investment Capital


Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company (SAPTCO)


Law Office of Mohanned bin Saud Al-Rasheed in association with Baker Botts L.L.P.

Law Office of Mohanned bin Saud Al-Rasheed in association with Baker Botts L.L.P. continues to handle a steady stream of high-end corporate mandates. Shadi Haroon leads the team from Riyadh, and is sought after by international clients for his expertise in complex multi-jurisdictional matters. The team is supported from Dubai by Haitham Hawashin, who is very experienced in private equity work, joint venture transactions and cross-border securities matters. Hanan Easa and Rakan Alyusuf are key names to note, and the practice was bolstered by the arrival of Omar Iqbal in September 2022.

Practice head(s):

Shadi Haroon


Other key lawyers:

Haitham Hawashin; Omar Iqbal; Hanan Easa; Rakan Alyusuf


Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in association with Latham & Watkins LLP

Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in association with Latham & Watkins LLP has a solid presence in the Saudi Arabian corporate market, and is well known for acting as counsel to the Saudi government. Ahmed El Gaili heads up the team, in which Salman Al-Sudairi is a key name for advising international and regional clients on commercial transactions and joint ventures. Noor Al-Fawzan left the firm in May 2023 to join Kirkland & Ellis International Law Firm LLPC.

Practice head(s):

Ahmed El Gaili


Other key lawyers:

Salman Al-Sudairi


Testimonials

‘The managing partner and his team of senior associates are highly active across private M&A, public M&A, and privatization, where they’ve continuously exhibited an unmatched understanding of execution process, regulatory implications, and sound commercial sense accumulated through their extensive experience.’

‘Salman Al-Sudairi is one of the most prominent attorneys in Saudi Arabia.’

‘Excellent people, very hard working, always available, very supportive of clients.’

‘Ahmed El Galili  is absolutely exceptional.’

‘They are an impeccable team, specifically regarding client relationships and business development. As most law-firms are outstanding from a technical perspective, this firm exceeds expectations not only in the technicalities in Commercial, corporate and M&A but also in responsiveness and accommodating the client.’

Key clients

Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Emaar The Economic City


Jadwa Investment


Ayyan Investment Company


Saudi Research and Media Group (SRMG)


ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Jubail Company


Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group


Jahez International Co. for Information Systems Technology


Work highlights


  • Advised the Grains Privatization Committee on the second phase of the flour milling sector privatization through the successful award of the Second Milling Company and the Fourth Milling Company to qualified strategic private investors.
  • Advised Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group (HMG) on the acquisition of a 25% stake in Tamkeen Human Resources Company.
  • Advised Jadwa Investment on the acquisition of a 70% equity stake in e-commerce company Dabdoob Holdings.

BLK Partners

At BLK Partners, the corporate practice is sought after for its strength in handling multi-jurisdictional mandates, and has an excellent reputation for assisting a client roster of energy, technology and financial entities, to name a few sectors. Based in the Riyadh office, managing partner Ziad El-Khoury leads the team and is a highly regarded practitioner in the space, with over two decades of experience acting in complex M&A and commercial matters. Corporate and commercial law specialist Wissam Hachem advises on joint ventures, corporate restructurings and insurance transactions. Senior associate Nicolas Kaadi is a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Ziad El-Khoury; Wissam Hachem


Other key lawyers:

Nicolas Kaadi


Testimonials

‘Great team with a lot of resources.’

‘Al Enezee in association with EKP’s corporate team is skilled and experienced in the commercial, corporate and M&A sector in KSA.’

‘The firm has an in-depth understanding of this sector. Their strong legal expertise of transactions is impressive and their flexible and timely work is always a great help.’

‘Wissam Hachem is a well-known and reputable legal expert in the sector, whose great strengths are a  familiarity with the KSA laws (in particular the Sharia), as well as his punctuality and solution-oriented approach.’

‘Good knowledge of local rules of law and practices.’

Key clients

Walaa Cooperative Insurance Company


Cayan Group


Etienne Lacroix


Dassault Systems


Work highlights


  • Advising Walaa Cooperative Insurance Company on its intended merger with SABB Takaful Company via a shares swap.
  • Advising prominent Saudi Arabian real estate developer Cayan Group on the corporate aspects of the development of a mixed-used project in the city of Khobar.
  • Assisting Etienne Lacroix with its joint venture with International Technical Support Company.

Derayah LLPC

Derayah LLPC – Saudilegal has solid expertise in advising domestic and international clients on a range of corporate matters, including shareholder disputes, distributorship issues and M&A mandates with competition law aspects. The key practitioners to note are Andreas HaberbeckAsad Abedi, Ali Abedi and Dana Halwani, all based in the Jeddah office.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Haberbeck; Ali Abedi; Asad Abedi; Dana Halwani


Testimonials

‘The team has deep knowledge of the Saudi laws and regulations and they are approachable with a quick response time.’

Key clients

Richard Attias & Associates


Work highlights


  • Assisted Richard Attias & Associates with contractual matters in relation to the organization of events for Fashion Futures, including the Saudi 100 Brands Fashion exhibition.

White & Case

White & Case‘s practice stands out for advising on an extensive breadth and depth of commercial matters, and has an excellent reputation for advising government entities in the space and regularly handles high-value corporate mandates and M&A transactions. Other key practitioners include Sami Al-Louzi, who splits his time between Riyadh and Dubai; as well as Ivan Paskal and Marcus Booth. Former department head Megren Al-Shaalan as well as Mohammed AlHasan and Mohammad Al Bashir moved to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in summer 2023.

Other key lawyers:

Sami Al-Louzi; Ivan Paskal; Marcus Booth


Testimonials

‘The team provides high quality support throughout a transaction in terms of content & advice, timely project management, and strong support in the negotiation phase.’

Key clients

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)


Saudi Telecom Company (stc)


Public Investment Fund


The Red Sea Development Company


Alinma Bank


National Commercial Bank


The Industrialization and Energy Services Company (TAQA)


Arabian Centres Company


Naturepak Limited and Evergreen Packaging International


Al-Ula Development Company


Rua Al Madinah


Al Hokair Group


Ma’arif Holding Company


Tamer Group


Amanat Holdings


Savola Group


NMC Hospital


Work highlights


  • Advised Saudi Aramco on the US$15.5 billion sale and leaseback arrangement involving its gas pipeline network.
  • Advised The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) on its joint venture agreement with Almutlaq Real Estate Investment Co. (AREIC), a subsidiary of Riyadh-based investment family group the Al Mutlaq Group (AMG).
  • Advised Saudi Aramco on the US$12 billion hybrid acquisition, development and financing of a world-scale Integrated Gasification and Combined Cycle (IGCC) project in the Jazan Economic City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company‘s practice is notable for handling prominent M&A deals in Saudi Arabia, and regularly advises across the whole lifecycle of the mergers and acquisitions process. Regional cross-border work is a cornerstone area of strength for the team. Grahame Nelson is a key figure in the Al Khobar office; he jointly heads up the department with technology experts Christopher Webb and Nick O’Connell and Hesham Al-Homoud, who is the head of the corporate structuring department in the KSA and is very experienced in advising on joint ventures and shariah-compliant M&A issues. Apart from Nelson, all named practitioners are based in the Riyadh office.

Practice head(s):

Grahame Nelson; Hesham Al-Homoud; Christopher Webb; Nick O’Connell


Other key lawyers:

Alanood Allhaib


Testimonials

‘It is always great to work with Tamimi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, taking into consideration their professional behavior, knowledge and commercial view.’

‘Alanood Allhaib is very professional and knowledgeable related with corporate matters and makes herself always available with her great help. Pleasure to work with her.’

Key clients

Blackrock Global Energy


Power Infrastructure Fund III


GreenSaif Pipelines Bidco S.à r.l.


Covington & Burling LLP


Network Access Associates Limited


Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery Company


Dammam Airports Company (DACO)


Alshahrani Almansour (in collaboration with DLA Piper)

Alshahrani Almansour (in collaboration with DLA Piper)‘s department handles a broad range of corporate matters, and is noted for its solid track record in advising on divestments, restructurings and complex M&A deals. The Middle Eastern corporate practice is led by Will Seivewright, with Tim Sunar leading from Al Khobar. Sunar acts as counsel to domestic and multinational organisations, private equity funds and governmental entities. Paul Latto is well versed in regulatory work.

Practice head(s):

Will Seivewright; Tim Sunar


Other key lawyers:

Paul Latto


Testimonials

‘They are immersed in the Kingdom’s regulatory and political environment, legal framework, and the culture and customs that guide how business is done. Their presence in Khobar is a big plus.’

‘Tim Sunar is a corporate lawyer with over a decade of experience in the Middle East.’

Key clients

Tyson Foods


ADNOC Global Distribution Company LLC


Work highlights


  • Advising a state-owned Middle Eastern oil company on the USD15.5 million acquisition of 20 retail fuel stations in the Central and Eastern Provinces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni

Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni has a well regarded corporate practice in the Saudi Arabian market. The team regularly advises on joint ventures, company formations, licensing matters and cross-border acquisitions. Key sector strengths include hydropower, energy, banking and telecoms. Faisal Linjawy splits his time between Riyadh and Jeddah, as does senior consultant AbdulMoeen Arnous; the latter assists with complex M&A, incorporations and liquidation matters. Associate Yousuf L. Mushaikh is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Faisal A. Linjawy; AbdulMoeen Arnous; Yousuf L. Mushaikh


Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm in association with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Noted for representing a client base of blue-chip companies, the team at Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm in association with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP has a solid track record in acting for international corporates in large-scale M&A transactions, joint ventures and privatisations. Riyadh-based Mohammed Al Ghamdi heads up the department, and is well known for representing clients in commercial litigation before the Saudi courts. Associate Ahsan Hasnani is a name to note.


Practice head(s):

Mohammed Al Ghamdi


Other key lawyers:

Ahsan Hasnani


Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP regularly handles complex corporate and M&A transactions throughout Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Areas of strength remain in the energy, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure and technology sectors. Sultan Almasoud heads up the practice, and Mohsin Suleman represents sovereign wealth funds and multi-national corporations in regulatory matters. Renad Younes supports the team from Abu Dhabi and is a key contact for handling complex global joint venture mandates.

Practice head(s):

Sultan Almasoud; Mohsin Suleman


Other key lawyers:

Renad Younes


Testimonials

‘Their advice is thorough, practical and succinct, and always provided in a very time efficient manner.’

‘Mohsin Suleman is extremely efficient and his advice has always been clear and concise. He has good client management and an impressive understanding of local laws, and also how to manage the requirements of foreign clients.’

Key clients

The Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company (Dussur)


NEOM Company


The Dow Chemical Company


SUEZ, Itochu Corporation and Five Capital Fund I


Baker Hughes


The Law Firm of Wael A. Alissa in association with Dentons

The Law Firm of Wael A. Alissa in association with Dentons stands out for its full-service corporate and commercial offering. The team is led from Riyadh by Nick Simpson, who has a wealth of experience in advising on complex joint ventures. Ziad Saad is a key contact for multi-jurisdictional acquisitional matters. Senior legal consultant John Balouziyeh is a well regarded practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Nick Simpson


Other key lawyers:

Ziad Saad; John Balouziyeh


Testimonials

‘The team offers strong and personable legal professionals.’

‘John Balouziyeh is a capable and experienced corporate, government contracts and regulatory specialist.’

‘The team has individuals that are highly qualified, and provides practical advice.’

‘John Balouziyeh is one of the smartest attorneys in the region. He is pragmatic and understands the needs and risk appetite of a multinational company in KSA and can navigate highly complex regulatory hurdles.’

‘John Balouziyeh and Nick Simpson are highly responsive and client-oriented.’

Key clients

Saudi Arabian Ministry of Finance


Amazon.com


Saudi Cinema Company


Saudi Information Technology Company


The Red Sea Development Company


SATORP


Dynamic Industries Saudi Arabia, Ltd.


Flughafen Munchen GmbH


The Helicopter Company


Aegion Incorporation


Saudi Downtown Company


Agence française pour le développement d’Al Ula


Veolia


Wyndham Hotel Group


Fawaz Al Hokair Holding Group


Blofeld Investment Management Company


Work highlights


  • Advising the Saudi Cinema Company on a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial matters, including development agreements and supplier contractual issues.
  • Assisted The Helicopter Company with a cross-border acquisition of a 51% stake in Rotortrade’s helicopter distribution business, involving assets in Singapore, Malaysia, France, the US and Australia.
  • Advised Blofeld Investment Management Company on its joint takeover bid with AlGihaz to acquire the entire share capital of Lamprell Plc.

AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The corporate team at AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP acts for a client base of international and domestic companies in all aspects of inbound and outbound investment matters. Private and public M&A mandates form a key pillar of the practice. Riyadh-based practice head Anmar Al-Gharifi has established expertise in handling joint ventures, acquisitions, divestments and disposal matters. Abdulatif AlHerish is another key practitioner to note.

Practice head(s):

Anmar Al Gharifi


Key clients

National Bank of Iraq


Council Of Cooperative Health Insurance


SaudiE-SportsFederation


Roshn Real Estate Co.


Avalon Pharma


Tronox Saudi Industries Company


Saudi Customs


DuPont Specialties SA


Saudi Social Development Fund


Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia)


Avient Corporation


Savola Foods


Alkhabeer Capital


Dow Specialities Saudi Arabia


The Investment Fund Company


Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Company


Majid Al Futtaim Group – MAF


Nokia Solutions and Networks OY


Badger Meter Inc.


Horizon Therapeutics


Edwards Life Sciences


Hourani & Partners in association with ZH Partners

The corporate and commercial team at Hourani & Partners in association with ZH Partners is very experienced in acting for prominent international companies, private equity firms and government agencies. Key sector strengths for the group include energy, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Hayel Hourani and Chadi Hourani lead the team from Riyadh, as does Salim Sader who splits his time between KSA and the UAE, all offering a wealth of experience across complex M&A and joint venture deals. Edoardo Betto is a key member of the team, well known for his experience in advising on commercial agreements and regulatory matters.


Practice head(s):

Chadi Hourani; Hayel Hourani; Salim Sader


Other key lawyers:

Edoardo Betto


Testimonials

‘A very diversified team with a lot of energy, able to bring international practices to the nuances of the local legal system.’

‘They provide lawyers with international experience and commercial sense, enabling them to play the role of true advisors.’

‘With the high standard of services provided from all members of the team, all cases are dealt with speed, accuracy and quality. Once the goal is set, the team will set up a clear plan and identify a clear path to achieve these objectives.’

Work highlights


  • Advised a client on the merger of insurance companies Al Ahli Takaful and Arabian Shield, valued at SAR 638.5 million.
  • Assisted ADNOC Distribution with corporate issues concerning its acquisition of 15 fuel stations owned by First Mazaya Fuel Company in Saudi Arabia.
  • Advised Veolia S.A on the local merger control aspects of its €12.9 billion acquisition of Suez S.A.

Khalid Al-Thebity Law Firm In Affiliation With Greenberg Traurig

Khalid Al-Thebity Law Firm In Affiliation With Greenberg Traurig‘ team advises across a broad range of corporate and commercial issues, including complex M&A mandates and joint venture transactional matters. Khalid Al-Thebity leads the practice from Riyadh, while Campbell Steedman specialises in privatisation matters.

Practice head(s):

Khalid Al-Thebity; Campbell Steedman


Testimonials

‘The team is engaged during all phases of any transaction,  following up vigorously on all issues.’

‘The team is very well versed on local regulation and laws.’

‘They are team players and very pro-active.’

‘The team exhibits excellent knowledge, very diligent, attentive and professional.’

‘Campbell Steedman is very supportive, has a quick turnaround time and provides excellent advice.’

Key clients

E& group (Etisalat)


Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments (Dussur)


Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC)


Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources


Novel Non-metallic Solutions


Petro Rabigh


Taiba Investments


Omnispace LLC


Bank Saudi Fransi


DP World


Work highlights


  • Advising the E& group on its proposed partial offer, valued at over $2bn, for Mobily; this marks both the first partial tender offer under the CMA’s M&A Regulations, and the first cross-border takeover in the Kingdom.
  • Advising the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources on its first public licence auction for the Khaniguiyah Site, the largest exploration licence to be offered in the Kingdom.
  • Advised Saudi Investment Recycling Company on its proposed acquisition of a 51% stake in Oil Collection, a business set up by Unilube.

Linklaters

The corporate team at Linklaters is led by Waleed Rasromani, who is sought after for his expertise in handling complex private and public transactions, notably within the energy and infrastructure sectors. Scott Campbell supports the team from the Dubai office, assisting prominent corporate entities with high-end M&A and equity deals. Nicholas Edwards is a key name in the Abu Dhabi office.

Practice head(s):

Waleed Rasromani


Other key lawyers:

Scott Campbell; Nicholas Edwards; Faysal Lassas


Testimonials

‘A go-to firm for complex transactions in the Middle East.’

‘Scott Campbell and Waleed Rasromani are fantastic attorneys, who have deep knowledge of the local market and business needs. The team works in a seamless way, obtaining great results.’

‘The team is extraordinary, providing sound, practical advice which works for their client. They are always available and collaborate with an in-house legal team to maximum effectiveness.’

Key clients

NEOM


SABIC Agri-Nutrients Company


Saudi Electricity Company


BRF Foods GmBH


Zain Saudi Arabia


Rifd Copper Company


Schlumberger Limited


Savola Foods Company


Public Investment Fund


Vision Invest


Work highlights


  • Advised NEOM Tech and Digital Company (NEOM) on its 50:50 joint venture with Network Access Associates in order to establish and construct ground stations in Saudi Arabia and Africa.
  • Advised Saudi Electricity Company on the carve-out and transfer of its power procurement business to the Saudi Government.
  • Advised Mobile Telecommunications Company Saudi Arabia on the sale of an 80% stake, valued at SAR 3bn, in its passive tower infrastructure portfolio.

The Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas in Association with Vinson & Elkins LLP

The Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas in Association with Vinson & Elkins LLP's corporate offering includes joint venture matters, shariah-compliant transactions and restructuring issues. Saudi governmental entities are prominent in the team's client base. Managing partner Looaye Al-Akkas is highly regarded for his expertise in handling complex cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Looaye Al-Akkas


Key clients

The Public Investment Fund


Ahmad Hamad Al-Gosaibi & Brothers Company


Saudi Arabian Mining Company


Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabian Investment Co. (Sanabil)


Deloitte


Office of Mohammed Al-Zeer for Aviation