Global law firm names Saudi affiliate
Riyadh, August 13, 2014
UK-based Squire Patton Boggs, one of the world’s strongest integrated legal practices with 44 offices in 21 countries, has announced its affiliation with the Khalid Al-Thebity Law Firm in Saudi Arabia.
The affiliation formalises one of the legal industry’s leading Middle East practices, with offices in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai built on more than 30 years of history in the region.
The Khalid Al-Thebity Law Firm was the affiliate of legacy Patton Boggs before the combination with Squire Sanders in June this year.
Khalid Al-Thebity has been appointed managing partner of the Squire Patton Boggs Riyadh office. His practice includes corporate, commercial and financial law, as well as real estate and Saudi-specific litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on assisting clients in the energy, construction and real estate industries.
Al-Thebity has represented the Government of Saudi Arabia for more than 20 years, providing counsel during several major initiatives and transactions, and in matters of international trade compliance. His deep knowledge of the Saudi market has also benefited numerous foreign companies completing transactions and joint ventures in Saudi Arabia.
Squire Patton Boggs’ European and Middle East managing partner Peter Crossley said: “Khalid and his team are highly regarded, with a depth of experience and capability within sectors of strategic importance for our global firm. With a well-established Riyadh office we will be able to unlock opportunities in Saudi Arabia and throughout the region.”
Al-Thebity added: “We are very pleased to be affiliated with Squire Patton Boggs. The firm’s global network and its strength in key hubs across the Gulf means that we are very well-positioned to provide services to clients doing business or investing in the Middle East,” said.
Squire Patton Boggs has approximately 25 lawyers based in the Middle East, providing legal and policy advice to governments, government-owned corporations, investment institutions and private business clients throughout the region. – TradeArabia News Service