International law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP has expanded into the Middle East and opened an office in Riyadh, in association with the Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas. Vinson & Elkins LLP is an international law firm with approximately 760 lawyers across the globe, including 25 lawyers in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
?We are delighted to be expanding our practice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has long been a very active and important market for us. V&E has been one if the premier international law firms serving clients both located in and doing business in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region for many years and we are thrilled to further expand our practice with a third Middle East office, ?commented Lewis Jones, Managing Partner of V &E?s Middle East offices.
This office in Riyadh will focus on construction/ infrastructure, corporate/ M&A, capital markets, energy, project development and finance and conventional and Islamic banking and finance.
While, Mr. Al-Akkas is known to specialize in advising multinationals in structuring major projects and mergers and acquisitions in the Kingdom and also has significant experience across a wide range of capital market matters. He has experience in working with leading Saudi and foreign clients in corporate restructurings, commercial agreements and Saudi government tender and banking regulations.
With the Vinson & Elkins? new office; this is a significant association for the Saudi business scene.