Firm Profile > DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm > Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm
RIYADH 11372
Saudi Arabia

Banking and finance Tier 2

DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm is recognised for its strength in project financing, but also excels in Islamic finance, conventional finance, acquisition finance and derivatives. Paul Latto leads the team and acts for global financial institutions as well as major public bodies on banking and finance matters. In recent work, Latto advised Saudia Cargo and the Acwa group on a SAR1.2bn infrastructure project financing for new cargo terminals. Keith Bullen, who is based in Dubai, is another key figure and specialises in project finance.

Practice head(s):

Paul Latto 

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

HSBC Saudi Arabia

Deutsche Bank

Saudia Cargo

Credit Suisse

Standard Chartered Bank

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

Projects and energy Tier 2

The 'excellent' and 'highly professionalDLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm has 'state of the art knowledge of the energy field' and is 'always up to date regarding crucial developments'. Dubai-based Trevor Butcher leads the team; he advised Saudi Water Partnership Company on a number of water desalination projects. Keith Bullen, who is also based in Dubai, is '100% aware of trends in the region and important developments' and 'willing to adapt to new requests by the client'. He assisted Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources with a $400m solar power project.

Practice head(s):

Trevor Butcher

Key clients

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources

Saudi Water Partnership Company

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm has a very strong regional presence with offices in RIyadh, Jeddah and Al-Khobar, and it also frequently works alongside DLA Piper Middle East LLP's Dubai office.  The corporate team is headed by Will Seivewright, who is based in Dubai and was a recent arrival from Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla. He has a strong track record in both public and private cross-border M&A. Other key members of the team include Riyadh-based Paul Latto, who is experienced in M&A, restructurings and general corporate matters; and Jeddah-based legal director Basma Khashogg, who is skilled in M&A, divestments and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Will Seivewright

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company


Saudi Telecoms Company

Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company

Dispute resolution Tier 5

DLA Piper in collaboration with Amer Al Amr Law Firm's dispute resolution practice is led by Dubai-based Henry Quinlan, who stands out for his 'ability to manage commercial disputes with commercial empathy to key stakeholders'. In Riyadh, managing partner Amer Al Amr is the key figure; he recently acted for a telecoms company in enforcing its London ICC arbitration award before the Enforcement Court in Saudi Arabia.

Practice head(s):

Henry Quinlan; Amer Al Amr


‘The DR practice led by Henry Quinlan is almost unique in the region with his ability to manage commercial disputes with commercial empathy to key stakeholders and legal precision in a complex changing market.’

‘Henry Quinlan is amongst the most responsive and respected in the GCC and in particular Henry delivers pragmatic legal advice carefully balancing law, regulation, administrative practice and commercial objectives in a market where governmental regulation is evolving quickly.’

Global Co-Chairs: Roger Meltzer and Andrew Darwin
Co-Chief Executive Officers: Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Number of partners: 1,500
Number of lawyers: 5,000
Languages: The firm speaks over 60 languages
Offices: Lawyers located in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

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