Irfan is counsel based in our associate office in Jeddah. Admitted in 2000, Irfan spent his formative years as a Barrister at the Inner Temple in London with a mixed practice including commercial judicial review, employment and civil litigation. Fluent in Arabic and with over a decade of experience in Saudi Arabia, Irfan is a corporate, commercial practitioner, specializing in government regulatory, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, employment and general corporate advisory.
Irfan has experience advising on all forms of applications to Government regulators including the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority and advising major corporates on all aspects of the Foreign Investment law. He is a member of the 'Ask an Expert' panel for the Arab News online forum, offering legal expertise to readers. It is operated by the largest national English daily newspaper in Saudi Arabia.
Advising the medical services division of one of Saudi Arabia's largest corporations on the regulatory aspects of a joint venture with a foreign partner.
Advising QInvest on its proposed acquisition by joint venture of a 60% stake in EFG Hermes' investment banking, asset management, and brokerage business.
Advising SEDCO Holdings in relation to its acquisition of a stake in a leading clothes retailer.
Advising Ciena Communications in relation to the restructuring of their operations in Saudi Arabia, including corporate, commercial and employment matters.
Advising leading technology multinationals such as Teradata Corporation on their import and distribution of products and services.
Acted for Alstom in relation to the disposal of its Saudi subsidiaries to GE and the associated anti-trust and investment filings.
Advising a leading multinational manufacturer of cranes and heavy equipment in relation to a share exchange agreement and necessary local law compliance issues.
Advised Yale University, Columbia University, George Washington University, University of Leicester, and other institutions on JV agreements and regulatory and corporate advisory issues in Saudi Arabia.