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Sep 04, 2019

Overview of Public Merger & Acquisition Regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Since the introduction by the Capital Market Authority (the “CMA”) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the “Kingdom”) of the amended Merger and Acquisition Regulations (the “M&A Regulations”) there has been a distinct increase in market activity, indicating that public M&A transactions will continue to drive deal flow in the Kingdom.

This note, updated in August 2019, provides a high-level overview of the current regulatory regime of the Kingdom governing public M&A transactions, and how certain of the M&A Regulations are tending to be applied in practice.

Read the full article, Overview of Public Merger & Acquisition Regulations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Authors and Contributors

Marwan Elaraby

Partner

Capital Markets

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Dubai

Dr. Sultan Almasoud*

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

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* Partner, Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners in Association with Shearman & Sterling LLP

* Partner, Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners in Association with Shearman & Sterling LLP

Riyadh

Sanjarbek Abdukhalilov

Consultant

Mergers & Acquisitions

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Riyadh

Iain Elder

Partner

Project Development & Finance

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London

Matthew Powell

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

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Dubai

Brendan Hundt

Counsel

Project Development & Finance

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Riyadh

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