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The Law Office of Montaser Al-Mohammed

Level 56, Kingdom Tower
Aroba Street, Olaya Road
PO Box 57288
Saudi Arabia

Hogan Lovells operates in Saudi Arabia through an association with The Law Office of Montaser Al-Mohammed (AYALA) and has seconded several lawyers to AYALA's offices in Riyadh and Jeddah. AYALA combines a high-quality client list, a solid track record in providing legal services, and a proven record of working with an international team. AYALA is a full service Saudi law firm.  

Advice is offered in corporate matters, setting up in Saudi Arabia, banking and finance transactions, obtaining licenses from Saudi governmental bodies including the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia, and investment licenses for foreign investors from the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. Assistance also is provided to Saudi and foreign banks and corporations on their issuance of financial instruments (securities and derivatives).

Representative Experience

We advised the ICD and Citi (represented by Citibank Senegal S.A.) as arrangers, on the inaugural US$200m sukuk offering by the State of Senegal.

We are advising Alstom on Saudi competition law and related filings at the CCP in relation to its proposed sale to GE.

We advised SEDCO Holding Group on the acquisition of a 40% stake in a leading clothing distributor.

We advised telecoms client Ciena Communications on restructuring its operations in Saudi Arabia and permitted activities under the Foreign Investment Law.

Advised an international contractor in respect of its successful bid to the shadow operator for Jeddah Metro, the network and light rail transit system.

We advised on regulatory issues relating to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Advised the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (Jeddah) in relation to Sukuk, structured ijara financings, and project financings.

Advised Saudi Aerospace on various aspects of their Saudi operations including employment, IP, and joint venture arrangements with foreign partners.

We advised the arrangers on a US$400m syndicated Murabaha facility for ACWA Power Global Holding Limited.

We advised Teradata on restructuring its operations in Saudi Arabia and permitted activities under the Foreign Investment law.

We advised an international contractor in respect of the construction of a number of commercial and residential units in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

We assist clients with liaising with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) in relation to regulatory issues.

We advised Xenel on the bid to build, own, and operate a 1,750MW power station and associated facilities at Shoaiba in Saudi Arabia.

We advised an international contractor on the construction of the King Abdullah Financial Centre in Riyadh and a university in Jeddah.

Standard Bank and Unicorn Investment Bank in the first Sharia’a compliant Saudi Arabian securitization of leases in respect of residential property.

We advised a bidder in relation to its bid for the Riyadh Comprehensive Public Transport Bus Plan.

We advised Samba Financial Group and HSBC Bahrain on a US$280m sharia compliant financing for Saudi Telecom Company.

Commercial Team of the Year

Corporate Commercial Middle East Awards, 2015

Winner of two "Deal of the Year" awards

Asian-MENA Counsel Awards, 2014

Africa Deal of the Year

Middle East Islamic Finance News Awards, 2014
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