Saudi Arabia

Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners
in association with
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Riyadh T: +966 11 211 2000
Jeddah T: +966 12 275 8880
Al-Khobar T: +966 13 830 6554

Shearman & Sterling, active in the Middle East for over 50 years, has an on-the-ground presence in Saudi Arabia in association with Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners. The association harnesses Shearman & Sterling’s global network and provides legal support on inbound and outbound investments to clients in the country by partnering with Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners’ 16 lawyers across three offices in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Khobar.

The firm’s Saudi Arabian practice is home to a number of leading lawyers, including Dr. Sultan Almasoud and Sanjarbek Abdukhalilov, as well as Shearman & Sterling counsel Brendan Hundt, a member of the firm’s Project Finance & Development practice.

Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners’ full legal team includes experienced Saudi- and English- qualified lawyers, fluent in Arabic, English, French and Russian, who advise on a wide range of practice areas, including local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, corporate reorganizations, foreign investments, project development and dispute resolution.

In recent years Shearman & Sterling has worked on some of the largest and most significant deals and matters in Saudi Arabia, including advising The Dow Chemical Company on all aspects of the US$20 billion Sadara Integrated Chemicals Project, the largest industrial project ever built in a single phase in history. The firm also advised Saudi Basic Industries Corporation in its landmark US$11.6 billion acquisition and related financing of GE Plastics a few years ago. This was one of the largest-ever purchases by a Middle Eastern company of US assets.

Dr. Sultan Almasoud

Almasoud Dr Sultan 

  T +966 11 211 2000

  F +966 11 211 2727

  M +966 54 738 8888

  sultan.almasoud sa.shearman.com

Dr. Sultan Almasoud is Managing Partner of Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners. Dr. Almasoud is a Saudi qualified attorney who focuses his practice on corporate, commercial and litigation matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and capital market transactions. Prior to joining Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners, Dr. Almasoud worked at leading US and UK law firms in Riyadh.

Sanjarbek Abdukhalilov

Sanjarbek Abdukhalilov 

  T +966 11 211 2000

  F +966 11 211 2727

  M +966 54 922 2622

  sanjarbek.abdukhalilov sa.shearman.com

Sanjarbek Abdukhalilov is head of the Corporate Department at Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners and is based in the firm’s Riyadh office. Sanjarbek is an English qualified solicitor experienced in advising clients in a wide range of sectors in relation to M&A, joint ventures, private equity, capital markets, foreign investments and corporate reorganisations. Sanjarbek previously worked at the Riyadh office of a leading US law firm. Prior to moving to Saudi Arabia in 2012, Sanjarbek worked at the London office of a leading UK law firm where he advised on public and private M&As, corporate finance and equity capital market transactions.

Kingdom Centre, 24th Floor, King Fahad Road
P.O. Box 90217, Riyadh 11613
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel +966 11 211 2000
Fax +966 11 211 2727

Alkhaledeyyah, Abdullah Aba Alkhail St.
P.O. Box 48085, Jeddah 21572
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel +966 12 275 8880
Fax +966 12 275 8882

Alzamil House, 7th Floor, Prince Turki Street
P.O. Box 30572, Al-Khobar 34413
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel +966 13 830 6554
Fax +966 13 830 4949


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