Mr. Muhammad Arif Saeed

Partner, Head of Corporate & Commercial

Mr. Saeed is a Partner and heads the corporate & commercial practice of Ibrahim Al-Howishel Law Firm. He has over 24 years of legal experience. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, equity capital markets and energy projects, including renewable energy. Mr. Saeed has acted for leading international clients on major acquisitions and disposals, MBOs, joint ventures, divestitures, corporate structuring and FDI matters. He has also advised major multinationals on a broad range of commercial laws, including government procurement law, employment law, competition law, commercial agencies and franchise law, IT and IP laws.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Saeed was a partner and head of commercial & projects practice for Eversheds Sutherland International LLP in Riyadh for eight years, and before that he was a partner and head of corporate & commercial practice for Al-Tamimi & Company in Riyadh for four years.

Mr. Saeed is a regular speaker at conferences on the specialist subjects of M&A, private equity and renewable energy, in both the MENA region and internationally. He also regularly features as a contributor to press and leading trade publications on the areas of his expertise.

Mr. Saeed received his LL.B. degree and his Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Laws (DIPL) from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan. He received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science, UK.

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