With the region focused on attracting foreign direct investment and facilitating a greater ease of doing business, charting the corporate legal landscape requires a law firm that understands the needs of local corporates, as well as the requirements of international investors seeking to penetrate the market. Because of our diverse client base, we have experience representing substantial entities in complicated multinational transactions, as well as advising local and regional clients on the full spectrum of business matters, including:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Agreements & Commercial Contracts
  • Company Establishment & Licensing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Franchising & Distribution
  • Joint Ventures
  • Strategic Planning

We take a problem solving approach to business law, and our attorneys understand the role they can play helping clients grow their companies while maintaining sound risk management. Our attorneys provide clients with the legal and market experience needed to manage and close the most complex transactions, as well as provide practical counsel on clients’ day-to-day operations.

Our corporate attorneys often serve as outside General or Special Counsel, to coordinate and handle all legal aspects of our clients’ business – not just responding to problems as they arise, but also spotting potential issues and addressing them proactively.

Representative Corporate transactions include:

  • Advising a Saudi based conglomerate in connection with the drafting and negotiation of its international joint venture with PepsiCo International
  • Advising a multinational tobacco company in connection with structuring, licensing, and formation with respect to its growth and expansion in Saudi Arabia
  • Representing a GCC based client in connection with the drafting and negotiating a development agreement with Wendy’s/Arby’s Group for the development of 135 dual-branded Wendy’s and Arby’s restaurants in nine countries in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Advising an international cosmetics company in connection with the licensing and formation of its subsidiary in Saudi Arabia
  • Advising an international confectionery company in connection with the drafting and negotiating shareholders, licensing, supply and ancillary agreements relating to its retail and manufacturing joint ventures in Saudi Arabia
  • Advising an international fragrance line, owned by a publicly traded company, in connection with the licensing and incorporation of its joint venture with a Saudi based investment group