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THE FIRM AlSabhan & AlAjaji law firm was established in Saudi Arabia in 2003 by its founding partner, Naif AlSabhan. Over the last 10 years the firm has built a strong reputation for excellence and the high-quality of services provided to its clients. The firm specializes in two core practice areas: Corporate and Dispute Resolution, which includes Islamic finance, corporate, real estate and Construction. The Firm frequently works with leading United States and United Kingdom based law firms on international and transactional matters. The firm is also well known for its high level relationships in the Saudi administrations and business sector, with its lawyers holding seats on advisory boards to some of the Kingdom’s largest institutions. AlSabhan & Alajaji understands the importance of keeping pace with legislative and market changes in the fast evolving Saudi and wider Gulf economies. We always seek to provide clients with the most up-to-date advice on key regulatory and business issues that may affect their business interests in Saudi Arabia. We take great care in building long-term relationships with our clients and always seek to provide the best local and international expertise to meet their needs in Saudi Arabia. Our aim is to remain the pre-eminent Saudi law firm in the Kingdom through continually improving our ability to serve both international and domestic clients with the highest levels of professionalism and service. At the same time we will continue to work with the best foreign law firms to ensure our clients receive a seamless cross-border service.

ABILITIES Our presence in Saudi Arabia serves the need for exceptional standards of legal services in a Kingdom that enjoys a strategic importance both regionally and internationally. Saudi Arabia is a country that stands at the international cross-roads of finance, investment, commerce and trade. It is a local market with international reach. The provision of legal services in such a distinct environment requires specific legal abilities that AlSabhan & Alajaji has developed over its history and has delivered to its clients over the years. AlSabhan & AlAjaji is a firm where international capabilities meet local experience.


FOREIGN INVESTMENT

CONSTRUCTION Construction and building matters involve detailed analysis, from the drafting of the initial construction contract

The attorneys at ALSABHAN & ALAJAJI work with

and invitations to bid, to the conclusion and final approval of a project’s build. Business interests in Saudi Arabia

international clients regarding the current Saudi laws

involved in construction matters bring with them their own past knowledge and experience in a variety of estab-

and regulations concerning foreign investments in

lished contractual forms.

Saudi Arabia. ALSABHAN & ALAJAJI likewise works

ALSABHAN & ALAJAJI is able to work with clients involved in construction and building projects in Saudi Arabia,

with clients on how best Saudi investments can be

bringing not only a knowledge of these globally-recognized principal contract forms in the negotiation of a final

implemented in the clients’ best interests.

contract but to work with clients to create individualized construction contract forms and project -specific con-

The sectors we are specialised in include:

struction agreements.

Construction.

Once a construction project breaks ground, other issues from design in architecture or engineering to implemen-

Transportation.

tation of design through financing or actual construction often arise. Sometimes these issues are resolved quick-

Health care.

ly. In other situations, controversies arise dealing with things like procurement, interim financing, subcontractor

Hospitality.

agreements, licensing, supply delays, management and employee concerns, or construction delays threaten the

Manufacturing.

efficiency of the construction project or impend the completion of the project itself.

It is critical to have a global perspective coupled with

Here, ALSABHAN & ALAJAJI advises its clients on all aspects of construction projects from start to finish, helping

an understanding of the global marketplace and the

investors, lenders, suppliers, subcontractors, general contractors, joint venturers, corporations, and sovereigns in

applicable laws and regulations that apply to any

swiftly overcoming the obstacles that can arise during the course of construction in Saudi Arabia. From infrastruc-

proposed foreign investment for that investment to

ture to energy, small projects to large-scale multinational concerns, ALSABHAN & ALAJAJI brings legal expertise

be worthwhile and advantageous to the investor. This

and business acumen to help construction clients from all over the world achieve success.

is true regardless of whether or not the investor is a small concern or a multinational fund. ALSABHAN & ALAJAJI provides this knowledge of law and business

M&A AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS

together with an understanding of other legal ar-

Our presence in Saudi Arabia serves the need for exceptional standards of legal services in a Kingdom that enjoys

eas that may be related (and come to be important)

a strategic importance both regionally and internationally. Saudi Arabia is a country that stands at the international

in any foreign investment strategy, such as the firm’s

cross-roads of finance, investment, commerce and trade. It is a local market with international reach. The provision

commercial litigation expertise and familiarity with the

of legal services in such a distinct environment requires specific legal abilities that AlSabhan & Alajaji has devel-

intricacies of mergers and acquisitions.

oped over its history and has delivered to its clients over the years. AlSabhan & AlAjaji is a firm where international capabilities meet local experience.


OUR PARTNERS Naif AlSabhan, Partner

Ibrahim Alajaji, Partner

+966 11 2000 577

+966 598 760 333

naif@saajlaw.com

ibrahim@saajlaw.com

Naif is a Partner and head of the Litigation Department in the firm. Naif has extensive general court, Board

Ibrahim is a partner at AlSabhan & AlAjaji Law Firm and head the corporate practice and concentrates his

of Grievance and Arbitration Tribunal experience, as well as in corporate and commercial litigation including:

practice in Corporate, M&A, joint ventures, Islamic Finance mortgage products with a solid experience in

administrative law, banking and finance litigation, compensation, labor disputes, contract disputes and ar-

Corporate and Real Estate litigation. He has experience for more than 10 years in serving local and interna-

bitration. Naif is also experienced in establishing Saudi and GCC companies, and the drafting of commercial

tional clients; Ibrahim received his law degree from the University of Amman in Jordan and he is admitted

contracts and advice. Naif’s clients have included many large Saudi companies and prominent business

to the Saudi Bar Association; also he is a member of different legal and business groups. Ibrahim has been

individuals.

recommended by the Legal 500/2012 in Corporate and M&A.

Naif’s professional experience has enabled him to accumulate a broad set of areas on which he is able to advise our clients. These include:

Transactions of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed have included advising:

- Real-estate valuation and property litigation.

- Represents Cassidian (EADS) in its acquisition in Saudi Arabia which includes licensing, JV drafting and

- Novel jurisprudential concepts such as the functioning of modern banks in Sharia based systems.

incorporation.

- Contemporary financial transactions and modern commercial law in Saudi Arabia.

- Represents a NASDAQ registered company specializes in Mining & Petrochemicals in Acquiring a shares

- Fraud, methods of discovery and currency counterfeiting forensics.

with an amount of US $150 million.

- Causation and its applications for judicial decisions

- Advising a leading Saudi healthcare conglomerate on multiple joint ventures emphasizing the protection of their property rights in numerous sale and purchase transactions valued at SAR 500 million. - Advising shareholders in the establishment of a SAR 500 million private jet aviation company in Jeddah including the corporate structure of the company, shareholder agreements and advising on the related governmental licensing.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND INVOLVEMENTS - Member of the Saudi British Business Council. - Member of the Saudi Canadian Business Council. - Registered as a legal Expert in the international business and Export of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. - Member of the ICC Saudi Arabia


Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia P.O. Box 11584 Riyadh 57684 T: +966 11 2000 577 F: +966 11 2000 575 info@saajlaw.com


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