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Overview

Abdulaziz I. Alajlan & Partners is a Saudi Arabian law firm established in July 1998, and is staffed to provide expertise to clients on a wide range of legal matters including:

  • Corporate and commercial advice including mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, capital markets, competition, commercial and regulatory, real estate, construction, government contracts, commercial agency and franchising
  • Banking and finance practice including acquisition finance, aircraft and other asset based finance, general corporate finance, contract finance, trade finance, government and export credit agency finance, real estate finance, debt restructuring, derivatives, funds, syndicated and bilateral lending, project finance and Islamic finance
  • Dispute resolution services such as litigating before the General (Shariah) Courts, the Board of Grievances, the Commercial Courts, the SAMA Committee, Labor Courts, the Enforcement Courts and all other courts and tribunals, as well as arbitration (both ad hoc and institutional).

Legal Advisors' long-standing association with the leading international law firm Baker McKenzie enables us to provide a full service offering that supports all types of cross-border transactions such as multinational mergers and acquisitions, international finance and complex multi-jurisdictional litigation. Legal Advisors provides international clients with the right guidance and support to navigate the Saudi Arabian legal system and support local clients having international transactions in coordination with the relevant Baker McKenzie offices or affiliated firms worldwide.

Legal Advisors has fully staffed offices in Riyadh and Jeddah and the corporate and commercial and banking and finance practices are consistently recognized as top tier by the leading legal directories and our teams include highly ranked leading individuals in their own specialist areas. Lawyers in the Riyadh and Jeddah offices work with both English and Arabic documentation, and regularly collaborate with our international legal experts from over 70 Baker McKenzie offices and affiliated firms around the world to help Saudi Arabian businesses, multinationals and financial institutions achieve their business objectives in the Gulf region and internationally.

What Do Our Clients Say?

Clients praise the Firm for its use of "effective and internal co-ordination to deliver timely and clearly structured advice on complex issues".
Chambers Global, 2019

"Senior-level people at the Firm are always available for a chat and don't have to be chased down."
Chambers Global, 2019

>> Find out more information about Legal Advisors and team contacts

Offices

Jeddah

Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners,
Bin Sulaiman Center, 6th Floor, Office No. 606,
Al-Khalidiyah District,
P.O. Box 40187
Prince Sultan Street and Rawdah Street Intersection
Jeddah 21499
Saudi Arabia
Tel: + 966 12 606 6200 Fax: + 966 12 692 8001

Riyadh

Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners,
Olayan Complex
Tower II, 3rd Floor
Al Ahsa Street, Malaz
P.O. Box 69103
Riyadh 11547
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 11 265 8900 Fax: +966 11 265 8999

Legal Advisors' corporate and commercial lawyers specialize in M&A and joint ventures, and advise clients on the formation and structuring of corporate entities, reorganizations, shareholder rights and management structures. Legal Advisors also has extensive experience in advising clients on regulatory and compliance and competition matters, as well as commercial litigation and arbitration practice enabling us to represent clients in contentious and non-contentious commercial matters in the Kingdom. Legal Advisors has a dedicated Capital Markets practice group specializing in both equity and debt capital markets. Legal Advisors has been involved either as issuer’s or underwriter’s counsel in numerous debt and equity offerings, and have participated in the highest number of IPOs in Saudi Arabia. Since the advent of the Capital Markets Law Legal Advisors has acted as transaction counsel on more than 30 IPOs.

The Legal 500, Saudi Arabia 

  • Tier 1 – Corporate and M&A: 2008 to 2019 
  • Tier 1 – Banking & Finance: 2008 to 2013, 2015 to 2019
  • Tier 1 – Capital Markets: 2012 to 2019
  • Tier 1 – Projects & Energy: 2008 to 2019
  • Tier 1 – Real Estate and Construction: 2016 to 2019

IFLR1000, Saudi Arabia

  • Tier 1 – Banking: 2008 to 2019
  • Tier 1 – Capital Markets: 2008 to 2019 
  • Tier 1 – M & A: 2008 to 2019
  • Tier 1 – Project Finance: 2008 to 2019

Chambers Global, Saudi Arabia

  • Tier 1 – Banking & Finance: 2008 to 2019
  • Tier 1 – Capital Markets: 2008 to 2019
  • Tier 1 – Corporate/Commercial: 2008 to 2019

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Middle East Awards 2019

  • “Equity Deal of the Year” for the work on the US$ 748 million IPO of Arabian Centres Company, the first IPO in Saudi Arabia with a full international offering and the largest IPO in the Kingdom in four years. The deal team comprised Robert Eastwood and Karim Nassar (Legal Advisors) and Adam Farlow and George Marshall (Baker McKenzie London).
  • “Domestic Deal of the Year” acting as legal adviser to Alawwal Bank on its ground-breaking merger with The Saudi British Bank. It was the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia between two listed banks and with a deal value of approximately US$ 4.9 billion, one of the largest mergers of two Saudi listed companies. The deal team comprised Mohammad Al Rasheed and Karim Nassar (Legal Advisors) and Melanie Howard and Helen Bradley (Baker McKenzie London).
  • “Equity Team of the Year” for our cross-border collaboration on innovative transactions and regional market-firsts in the international finance markets including the first fully international IPO of Arabian Centres Company. 
 

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