CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL LAWYERS IN SAUDI ARABIA

Baker & McKenzie Limited

Basic facts about the department
– 4 partners
– 16 other ranked lawyers

What the team is known for A stellar offering that is frequently first choice for high-profile domestic and international clients. Regularly advises on major joint ventures, acquisitions and restructuring, with significant expertise in the petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and defence sectors. Also advises on matters relating to projects.




For more than 60 years, Baker & McKenzie has provided sophisticated advice and legal services to many of the world’s most dynamic and successful organisations. With the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 12,000 people in 77 offices worldwide,

The firm has the fluency to deliver a broad scope of quality legal services – consistently, with confidence and sensitivity for cultural, social and legal practice differences. Baker & McKenzie professionals share common values of integrity, personal responsibility and tenacity in an enthusiastic client-service culture. The firm is still guided by the entrepreneurial spirit and demanding standards of its founders and works to forge close personal relationships among its professionals in order to foster the responsiveness and accountability clients rightfully expect.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“They do outstanding work.”

Work highlights Advised Saudi Binladin Group on its SAR1.46 billion acquisition of a 16.63% interest in Jeddah Economic Company.

Represented Olayan Group, as sellers, in relation to the USD122 million purchase of 51% of United Arab Can by Rexam.

Notable practitioners

George Sayen has over 25 years’ experience in the country and advises clients on the gamut of corporate and commercial concerns. Interviewees describe him as “one of the leading Saudi corporate lawyers” and “experienced, effective and a good source of practical advice.”

Basel Barakat is described by one source as “a top-notch lawyer.” He advises on a range of big-ticket M&A transactions and joint ventures.

Karim Nassar has a diverse practice that encompasses joint venture work and transactions in a variety of sectors, such as food and beverages. Market observers note that he “really knows the Saudi market extremely well.”

Significant clients Al Tala’a International Transportation (HANCO), Alliance Holdings, Saudi Mechanical Industries, Google, Impregilo.

DETAILS ABOUT DUBAI MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS LAWYERS

For more than 60 years, Baker & McKenzie has provided sophisticated advice and legal services to many of the world’s most dynamic and successful organisations. With the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 12,000 people in 77 offices worldwide, the firm has the fluency to deliver a broad scope of quality legal services – consistently, with confidence and sensitivity for cultural, social and legal practice differences. Baker & McKenzie professionals share common values of integrity, personal responsibility and tenacity in an enthusiastic client-service culture. The firm is still guided by the entrepreneurial spirit and demanding standards of its founders and works to forge close personal relationships among its professionals in order to foster the responsiveness and accountability clients rightfully expect.

The firm has a diverse and welcoming culture. Its lawyers and other professionals are citizens of more than 70 countries and are admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions. They speak more than 80 languages, with English in common. They have offices in 77 locations worldwide, including in 37 of the world’s 50 largest economies. The firm’s advanced technology and management systems include a single, shared global technology platform for client intake, email and billing systems; global practice standards; a quality audit program; and a worldwide conflicts policy based on the standards of the American Bar Association.