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White & Case
The Business Gate Building No. 26 Zone C, Airport Road
P.O. Box 12115
Riyadh 11473
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia > Banking and finance Tier 1

White & Case has longstanding experience and expertise with the banking and finance space in Saudi Arabia. Abu Dhabi-based Adam Pierson regularly acts on large-scale project financing matters across the region, with a particular focus on the energy sector. Ivan Paskal is a key name for debt financings; Alec Johnson handles complex cross-border matters; and Dinmukhamed Eshanov is sought after by infrastructure clients for his strength in advising on project and construction agreements. Abu Dhabi-based Alexander Malahias and Antoine Cousin are also key names to note. Mahmoud Abdel-Baky joined in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Adam Pierson; Ivan Paskal; Alec Johnson; Din Eshanov; Antoine Cousin; Alexander Malahias

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Key clients

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)

Red Sea Development Company

Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC)

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)

Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

The Lenders to Advanced Polyolefins Company

Metro Jeddah Company (MJC)

Matarat Holding

National Water Company (NWC)

Water & Electricity Company (WEC)

National Center for Privatization and PPP

Saudi Arabia > Capital markets Tier 1

White & Case is highly regarded for its excellent track record in advising on the whole spectrum of equity and debt capital market transactions and has experience in handling IPOs and sukuk issuances. Sami Al-Louzi and Dabashis Dey are key names in Dubai; Al-Louzi advises a client base of energy, financial services and infrastructure companies, among other sectors. Megren Al-Shalaan moved to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in summer 2023.

Practice head(s):

Sami E. Al-Louzi; Debashis Dey

Key clients

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)

Saudi Telecom Company (STC)

Al Rajhi Capital Company

Nayifat Finance Company

Arabian Centres Company (ACC)

Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company (SRC)

HSBC Saudi Arabia

Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia

SNB Capital Company

J.P. Morgan

Citi

Goldman Sachs

NCB Capital

GIB Capital

Bank of America

Deutsche Bank

Saudi Arabia > Projects and energy Tier 1

White & Case houses a deep bench of experienced lawyers and an excellent track record in advising on some of the most significant mega and giga projects throughout the Middle East. Adam Pierson co-leads the team and is well known for advising on multi-billion dollar project financing matters. Antoine Cousin counts PPP projects and restructuring issues as key strengths. Alexander Malahias is noted for his expertise in advising on renewable energy work. Other key practitioners include Riyadh-based Ivan PaskalAlec Johnson and Dinmukhamed Eshanov.

Practice head(s):

Adam Pierson; Ivan Paskal; Alec Johnson; Din Eshanov; Antoine Cousin; Alexander Malahias

Key clients

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)

Red Sea Development Company

Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC)

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)

Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

The Lenders to Advanced Polyolefins Company

Metro Jeddah Company (MJC)

Matarat Holding

National Water Company (NWC)

Water & Electricity Company (WEC)

Work highlights

  • Advised Saudi Aramco on the $12bn hybrid acquisition, development and financing of a world-scale Integrated Gasification and Combined Cycle (IGCC) project in the Jazan Economic City in Saudi Arabia.
  • Advised a consortium of nine Saudi and regional banks on the $2bn shariah-compliant project financing of Advanced Polyolefins Industry Company’s petrochemical complex.
  • Acted for the lenders in the $1.3bn refinancing of Riyadh PP11, a 1,730 MW gas-fired power plant.

Saudi Arabia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

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.

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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.

Saudi Arabia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

White & Case fields a strong construction practice in the KSA. The team is led by Abu Dhabi-based Adam Pierson, who advises prominent regional companies, for example Aramco, on some of the biggest social infrastructure developments throughout the region. Ibaad Hakim and Louise Vun are key contacts in Dubai.

Practice head(s):

Adam Pierson

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