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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Baker & McKenzie Limited has experience of capital markets and M&A transactions, joint venture agreements and corporate reorganisations. Key figures in the team include practice head George Sayen and Ian Siddell, the latter of whom assisted Aergen Management Services with the purchase of two aircraft. Also recommended are Gavin Witcombe, who is particularly active in the energy and infrastructure space, and David A. Monnier, who advised a multinational transportation company on various licensing and operational requirements for foreign companies doing business in Bahrain.

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Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Baker & McKenzie Limited has considerable experience of real estate transactions and construction development mandates, and also advises on a wide range of conventional and Islamic financing transactions including project finance, aircraft finance and acquisition finance. Basel Barakat is acting for Saudi Binladin Group, a joint venture partner in the QD-SBG JV, in relation to the development of the Khalifa Avenue master plan. Similarly, Gavin Witcombe advised a consortium comprising Saudi Binladin Group, Porr Bau and Hamad bin Khalid Contracting on certain commercial and construction aspects of the $2.4bn Doha underground project. Also recommended is practice head Ian Siddell, who advises on the development of energy projects, and Mohsin Iqbal, who joined from Latham & Watkins LLP in October 2017.

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Saudi Arabia

Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

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

Within: Real estate and construction

Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited¬†provides 'exceptional service' across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious real estate and construction matters. Jointly headed by¬†Bilal Ambikapathy and the ‚Äėsuper responsive‚Äô Gavin Witcombe, the team regularly advises on real estate and construction-sector M&A,¬†project development and bid documentation, land transactions and REIT formation. Witcombe is advising Mohammed I Alsubeaei & Sons Investment on a proposal to construct and maintain accommodation for 2,500 Saudi Aramco employees. The team is also acting for Salini Impregilo in relation to the construction of phase one of the The Avenues project in Riyadh, which will include a shopping mall complex, two residential towers, and a tower for offices and health services.

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    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the ‚ÄúLease Law‚ÄĚ) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the ‚ÄúObligations Code‚ÄĚ). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the ‚ÄúNew Obligations Code‚ÄĚ), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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