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Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - Saudi Arabia
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What the team is known for

The Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in cooperation with Latham & Watkins is a leading firm with a wealth of experience operating in the Saudi market. It has extensive expertise in all forms of financing, including conventional and Islamic mandates. The practice is noted for its strong track record acting on sukuk and ijara as well as its deep knowledge of the issues arising from financial restructurings.

Strengths

Clients say: "The whole team provides value, with each transaction being given the right amount of dedication and expertise to provide the best results and legal advice."

Work highlights

Advised a committee of creditors, featuring BNP Paribas, Mashreqbank, HSBC, The Saudi British Bank and Al-Gosaibi Services Company, on the proposed settlement of Saad Trading/Maan Al-Sanea's debt.

Notable practitioners

Based in Riyadh, Amar Meher assists with an array of Islamic financing mandates, acting for a long list of major Saudi banking clients and global financial institutions. He has experience advising on several notable region-spanning transactions, with his expertise in financing complemented by a sound grasp of Shari'a-compliant fund formation.
"No other lawyer has the depth of experience Amar has. He is more or less the first point of contact for all the Saudi banks for debt restructuring work." "Mr Meher is very diligent in his work and reliable with respect to his interpretations of the finance documents. Bank syndicates always value his opinions and input, and his professionalism is unmatched; he exhibits a strong work ethic and exemplary customer service."

Salman Al-Sudairi is a widely known lawyer based in Riyadh who is well versed in the full gamut of transactional matters, including Islamic and project finance. He regularly advises Saudi and international clients on transactions arising in the energy, healthcare and telecoms sectors.
"He is a very, very capable practitioner - a very safe pair of hands."

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