Dentons, the world’s largest global law firm, has joined the first wave of international law firms to be granted a foreign law firm license by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice.
Operating in association with The Law Firm of Wael A. Alissa, Dentons has offices in Riyadh and Jeddah and has one of the largest international practices in the Kingdom. Led by Managing Partner Nick Simpson, the Saudi team, comprising both Saudi Arabian and expatriate lawyers, has advised several of the world’s largest companies on their investments into the country.
“Dentons presence in the Middle East stretches back over 50 years”
“Dentons presence in the Middle East stretches back over 50 years, and during our time here we have played an important role in many of the region’s key milestones,” said UK, Ireland and Middle East CEO Paul Jarvis. “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Wael A. Alissa. Becoming one of the first international law firms to have a foreign license marks an exciting new chapter in our longstanding relationship with the region.”
“Our involvement in the Shareek projects cements Dentons’ strong track record of advising on opportunities relating to Saudi’s ongoing development”
A cross-practice team of Saudi lawyers and colleagues from Dentons’ offices in London, New York, Melbourne and Brussels recently advised the National Incentives Committee on seven of twelve economic support deals that form part of the Shareek Program, which is designed to unlock the full potential of the Kingdom’s private sector in order to help achieve GDP growth.
“Our involvement in the Shareek projects cements Dentons’ strong track record of advising on opportunities relating to Saudi’s ongoing development defined by Vision 2030,” said Nick Simpson. “We are honored to have been granted a foreign law firm license and look forward to continuing to support regional and international clients on their most important matters in the Kingdom.”