In the recent years, we have witnessed a tremendous growth in our client base and expansion in new areas of legal services. We offer our clients access to our experience in:
- Corporate and M&A Transactions
- Alternate Dispute Resolution
- Private Equity
- Foreign Direct Investment
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- Government Procurement Laws
- Regulatory and Public Policy
- Real Estate and Construction
- Human Capital and Employment
- Intellectual Property
- Information Technology
- Family and Inheritance
In addition to the wealth of experience in corporate & commercial advisory and dispute resolution, the Firm has developed niche in certain specialized practice areas.
Bankruptcy & Corporate/Financial Restructuring
The Firm has extensively advised major listed and private companies in numerous sectors in relation to Bankruptcy Law and procedures working closely with the bankruptcy administrators and trustees as well as financial advisors on financial reorganization, preventive settlement procedures and handling cases at courts to enable bankrupt companies and struggling debtors to regulate their financial affairs and resume their business activities, and ultimately contributing towards the sustainability and development of the economy.
The Firm is among the markets leaders in advising and conducting financial re-organization for companies listed on Tadawul (Saudi Stock Exchange) in accordance with legal frame for bankruptcy, Capital Markets Law and the regulations of the Saudi Central Bank.
Family Wealth, Inheritance and Distribution of Estates
We are proud of our track-record of successful advisory to some of the country’s major wealthy families in relation to managing family wealth and addressing inheritance matters. Our team of Sharia experts and lawyers have rich experience in advising and handling all procedures to devolve and distribute inheritance starting from recording, drafting and execution of wills, legacy/donation documents and inheritance deeds, identifying and determining the estates and their types, arranging evaluation of the estate, identifying and determining debts and nature of creditors, obtaining succession certificates and court confirmation of legal heirs and their shares in accordance with Sharia and introducing the mechanisms for dividing inheritance shares, money and properties among the legal heirs. The Firm also undertakes the implementation of the division and distribution of inheritance estate, through auctions or direct disbursements through banks.
The Firm is distinguished in its experience in legal, commercial and financial dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation. Our expert team of litigators and advocates diligently pursue creative solutions to resolve legal issues in our clients’ best interests. Our team have handled commercial arbitration cases in the Kingdom and abroad, such as the UAE, the United Kingdom and European continent, and the volume of claims handled by the Firm during the last year has exceeded several billion Saudi Riyals.
Contracting and Real Estate
In the field of real estate development and contracting, the Firm has local and regional experience in real estate laws, engineering and construction contracts, turn-key projects on BOOT and BOT models, private public partnerships, contractual arrangements between investors and developers, dealing with the government agencies and regulators, lease agreements, usufruct rights, licenses and transfers of titles. The Firm also advises on all legal matters relating to financing of real estate projects through real estate investment funds, Islamic finance and structured finance. The Firm also helps clients (banks etc.) with public auctions, acquisition and sale of property and expropriation.
The Firm has a strong history in and credentials for advising numerous family-owned businesses. With deep knowledge and understanding of how family businesses operate and what challenges they face in their transition to the next generation of ownership, the Firm is uniquely positioned to advise on all legal aspects of business structuring and governance, restructuring ownership, controlling and managing key assets and compliance to ensure stability and continuity across generations.
Foreign Investment and Setting-up of Business
The Firm provides a full range of licensing and incorporation services to local, regional and international clients to assist in setting-up of their investment and business vehicles in the Kingdom. We work closely with various government departments and provide “one-stop” service for seamless delivery of results for our clients in obtaining foreign investment licenses, incorporation of private and close joint stock companies, drafting constituent documents and shareholders/joint venture agreements, handling corporate governance and corporate compliance matters and dealing with competition law and winding-up issues.