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Capital Markets — Saudi Arabia


Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in co-operation with Clifford Chance - Capital Markets Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for High-calibre team that advises on both debt and equity capital markets. Also has significant experience in Islamic finance. Possesses an enviable reputation for its strength in high-value IPOs. Acts for a varied clientele, including investment banks and major players in the construction industry. Regularly assists with sukuk issuances across the GCC region.

Strengths Sources regard Clifford Chance as "one of the best firms in the Middle East."

Work highlights Assisted Standard Chartered Bank - as placement agent - with a private placement sukuk issued by Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP).

Acted for Crédit Agricole on APICORP's issuance of a Taiwan-issued foreign-denominated international bond, the aggregate principal amount of which was USD300 million.

Significant clients Bank Aljazira, HSBC, Samba Capital & Investment Management Company, J.P. Morgan Saudi Arabia, Arabian Centres Company.

Notable practitioners

Khalid Al-Abdulkareem remains an active figure in ECM and continues to attract recognition from a range of sources. He frequently assists with rights issuances.

Mansoor Alhagbani has considerable expertise in DCM and is regarded as "a brilliant guy" by clients. He is particularly well versed in the Islamic finance space and regularly assists with sukuk issuances. Sources regard him as "one of the rising stars" in this market.

About the Team (content provided by Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in co-operation with Clifford Chance)

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Baker McKenzie Limited - Capital Markets Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ian Siddell and Karim Nassar
- 6 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Formidable team that provides full-service coverage in this practice area. Leverages its depth of resources and extensive experience on both debt and equity-related issues. Frequently employs its considerable Islamic finance expertise to assist with sukuk issuances. Regularly acts as counsel on GCC-wide mandates.

Strengths Sources are "extremely impressed" with this team, highlighting its "strong reputation for IPOs."

The "very active" team earns recognition from market commentators, who draw attention to its many "strong client relationships."

Commentators describe the team as "shrewd negotiators" who are "technically highly skilled and extremely responsive."

Work highlights Assisted Saudi Fransi Capital, as underwriter, with the IPO of L'azurde, valued at USD127.2 million.

Advised Saudi Investment Bank on its inaugural sukuk programme, valued at over USD533 million.

Significant clients MASIC, Saudi Binladin Group, Almarai Company, GIB Capital.

Notable practitioners

Karim Nassar is described as "an accomplished lawyer who's good to work with." He maintains a broad practice that encompasses capital markets mandates alongside private equity, M&A and joint ventures. Commentators draw attention to his long-standing presence in the market.

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Khoshaim & Associates (in cooperation with Allen & Overy) - Capital Markets Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Zeyad Khoshaim
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Distinguished bench advising on the full gamut of legal issues in this space. Particularly noted for its DCM expertise, and the team frequently leverages its considerable resources to assist with large-scale sukuk issuances. Also a strong choice for regional and international banks seeking counsel on equity listings.

Strengths One impressed client praised this "exceptional team" for its extensive experience and added: "They are very practical and extremely accessible."

Sources consistently highlight the firm's "strong debt capital markets team" and describe Allen & Overy as "one of the best capital markets teams in the Kingdom."

Work highlights Assisted joint lead managers Albilad Capital and HSBC Saudi Arabia with the issuance by Bank Albilad of a SAR2 billion, tier-two sukuk due 2026.

Assisted Saudi International Petrochemical Company with the private placement of a SAR1 billion sukuk.

Significant clients APICORP, Riyad Capital.

Notable practitioners

According to market commentators, Zeyad Khoshaim is "very smart and very analytical." He is a prominent figure across the market and assists with a variety of capital markets-related issues. He is regarded as a strong choice for clients seeking both regulatory and transactional counsel.

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Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in association with Latham & Watkins LLP - Capital Markets Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Heavyweight team with a stellar reputation. Demonstrates a broad coverage of the market, advising on both debt and equity matters. Regularly advises on rights issuances and high-value sukuk. The experienced team is also well known for its IPO expertise.

Strengths According to commentators, "they are very active in equity capital markets - they are certainly one of the top players."

Work highlights Advised HSBC Saudi Arabia on a SAR600 million rights issuance by Takween Advanced Industries.

Assisted Al Yamamah Steel Company with its IPO on the Saudi Stock Exchange.

Significant clients Middle East Healthcare Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bank Albilad, Riyad Capital, GIB Capital.

Notable practitioners

Salman Al-Sudairi is a highly respected lawyer with a strong reputation. He has significant experience of DCM transactions as well as IPOs and secondary listings. He is singled out by commentators as a prominent figure in this field.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in association with the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan - Capital Markets Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Fares Al-Hejailan
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected name in the market with deep experience in high-value issuances. Its wide range of expertise is frequently leveraged by international investment banks seeking counsel on Saudi-related matters. Frequently assists with IPOs and has represented notable issuers in the healthcare sector.

Significant clients Saudi Fransi Capital, Al Habib Medical Group, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Saudi Airlines Cargo.

Notable practitioners

According to market commentators, Fares Al-Hejailan is "a pleasure to work with." He has wide-ranging experience advising on Saudi IPOs and plays a lead role on much of the firm's work in this practice area.

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White & Case LLP - Capital Markets Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable practice advising on a broad range of issues in both debt and equity capital markets. Frequently assists with IPOs, sukuk and regulatory matters. Regularly engaged as counsel on high-profile mandates throughout the MENA region. Regarded as a strong choice of adviser by both local and international banks.

Work highlights Assisted L'azurde with its SAR477 million Saudi IPO, which was significant due to the controlling interest in L'azurde held by private equity investors.

Advised the underwriters, ANB Invest and Saudi Hollandi Capital, on a SAR100 million rights issuance by Wataniya Insurance Company.

Significant clients Saudi Fransi Capital, GIB Capital, Riyad Capital.

Notable practitioners

Sami Al-Louzi rejoined the firm in October 2017 following a period at the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi. He has established a strong reputation for ECM matters, including GCC-wide cross-border mandates. Sources acknowledge that "he is great" and "he is quite well known in ECM - clients like him."

The "extremely hard-working" Robert Vydra makes his debut in the rankings, reflecting his growing profile in the market. He is identified by interviewees as an active figure with notable experience in ECM.

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Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co - Capital Markets Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Asad Abedi
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-established independent firm that regularly advises on sukuk issuances and capital markets regulatory matters. Identified as a solid choice for local banks and issuers seeking counsel on debt-related issues. Has an impressive roster of clients that includes both private and state-owned entities.

Strengths One commentator enthused: "The service is excellent," adding that the team comprises several "very good capital markets lawyers."

According to market sources, this team is "pleasant to work with" and possesses a deep understanding of capital markets regulatory requirements.

Notable practitioners

Asad Abedi has an impressive range of experience in capital markets regulatory matters. He is also noted for his "very good technical skills" and ability to offer "very creative" solutions.

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King & Spalding LLP (in association with the Law Offices of Mohammed Al-Ammar) - Capital Markets Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Rizwan Kanji, Nabil Issa and James Stull
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notably active in the Islamic finance space, with frequent instructions from investment banks to assist with sukuk issuances. Also has considerable experience assisting with equity listings on the Saudi Stock Exchange.

Strengths One commentator said: "They are brilliant at sukuk," while another remarked that "they handled things extremely well in a very calm and clear manner."

Work highlights Assisted Islamic Development Bank with the launch of a USD25 billion trust certificates programme which was triple-listed on the London Stock Exchange, Nasdaq-Dubai and Bursa Malaysia.

Acted for lead manager Albilad Capital regarding a sukuk issuance by Aldara Medical Corporation.

Significant clients Riyad Capital, Jadwa Investment Company, Al Rajhi Capital, Société Générale, Muscat Capital.

Notable practitioners

Key contacts include Nabil Issa and James Stull, who split their time between Dubai and Riyadh.

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Shearman & Sterling LLP - Capital Markets Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Sanjarbek Abdukhalilov and Sultan Almasoud
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-established regional presence particularly noted for its advice to clients in the oil and gas industry. Advises local and international clients on a variety of IPOs and bond issuances. Well versed in matters relating to the Saudi Stock Exchange.

Work highlights Assisted Al Baha Investment and Development Company with the regulatory issues arising from its proposed capital reduction.

Advised Raydan Restaurants and Cuisines Company on its IPO on the parallel market of the Saudi Stock Exchange, successfully raising SAR216 million.

Significant clients Takween Advanced Industries, MetLife, Salama Cooperative Insurance Company.

Notable practitioners

Sanjarbek Abdukhalilov is a key contact at this firm.

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Band 1

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Sami Al-Louzi rejoined the firm in October 2017 following a period at the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi. He has established a strong reputation for ECM matters, including GCC-wide cross-border mandates. Sources acknowledge that "he is great" and "he is quite well known in ECM - clients like him."

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Band 1

Baker McKenzie Limited

From the Chambers Global guide

Karim Nassar is described as "an accomplished lawyer who's good to work with." He maintains a broad practice that encompasses capital markets mandates alongside private equity, M&A and joint ventures. Commentators draw attention to his long-standing presence in the market.

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Band 2

Khoshaim & Associates (in cooperation with Allen & Overy)

From the Chambers Global guide

According to market commentators, Zeyad Khoshaim is "very smart and very analytical." He is a prominent figure across the market and assists with a variety of capital markets-related issues. He is regarded as a strong choice for clients seeking both regulatory and transactional counsel.

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Band 3

Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Asad Abedi has an impressive range of experience in capital markets regulatory matters. He is also noted for his "very good technical skills" and ability to offer "very creative" solutions.

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Band 3

Khalid Al-Abdulkareem

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in co-operation with Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Global guide

Khalid Al-Abdulkareem remains an active figure in ECM and continues to attract recognition from a range of sources. He frequently assists with rights issuances.

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Band 3

Mansoor Alhagbani

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in co-operation with Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Global guide

Mansoor Alhagbani has considerable expertise in DCM and is regarded as "a brilliant guy" by clients. He is particularly well versed in the Islamic finance space and regularly assists with sukuk issuances. Sources regard him as "one of the rising stars" in this market.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Fares Al-Hejailan

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in association with the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan

From the Chambers Global guide

According to market commentators, Fares Al-Hejailan is "a pleasure to work with." He has wide-ranging experience advising on Saudi IPOs and plays a lead role on much of the firm's work in this practice area.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Salman Al-Sudairi

Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in association with Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Salman Al-Sudairi is a highly respected lawyer with a strong reputation. He has significant experience of DCM transactions as well as IPOs and secondary listings. He is singled out by commentators as a prominent figure in this field.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

The "extremely hard-working" Robert Vydra makes his debut in the rankings, reflecting his growing profile in the market. He is identified by interviewees as an active figure with notable experience in ECM.

^ See whole ranking table