Senior Banking & Finance Lawyer

Saudi Arabia (SA)
£500 - £1,000000 ++
12 Sep 2022
10 Oct 2022
Full Time
Practice Areas

Saudi Arabia is a G20 economy and is going through a tremendous amount of change as the kingdom diversifies away from oil production and seeks to implement Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Programme. It is a very exciting time to be a lawyer in the Kingdom! This law firm operates in association with a regional firm in Saudi Arabia.  With seven partners, more than any other law firm in the Kingdom, and more than 50 permanently based Saudi and foreign lawyers and 26 business support staff, their co-operation offers Saudi and international clients the greatest depth of top Saudi and internationally qualified foreign lawyers as well as continuity and stability. The Financial Markets team is the leading Financial Markets practice in Saudi Arabia and has been involved in more multi-billion dollar conventional and Islamic financings than any other in Saudi Arabia, which provides us with unparalleled experience in this area. The work spans the whole of the MENA region and beyond. The team advise on the full range of banking and project finance transactions including limited recourse project finance, Islamic finance, secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans, leveraged and acquisition finance, rescheduling and restructuring, loan transfers, derivatives and other financial products. The team offers specialist advice in the following legal areas: • Bank Lending: Advising on the full range of banking transactions including secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans, leveraged and acquisition finance, rescheduling and restructuring, loan transfers, participations and acquisitions and disposals. • Projects: Clients include arrangers, lenders, debt and equity financiers, borrowers, project sponsors, export-credit agencies and international financial organisations. • Islamic finance – they devise and deliver financing solutions that are specific to the needs of their clients. The team devises and delivers financing solutions that are specific to the needs of our clients. As a leader in the growing Islamic finance field, in the past year has closed more than US$25 billion worth of transactions – groundbreaking deals that have provided innovative Shari'a compliant structures for clients in markets across the Middle East and beyond. Ke

You will be leading the Financial Markets team and working alongside the Corporate Team that includes the leading names in the Saudi legal market including Saudi and internationally qualified partners and lawyers. You will work on leading deals for top tier clients. The range, calibre and international scope of the deal flow is unique. Recent deal highlights include advising: • The lenders to Saudi Aramco on a USD10 Billion Term Loan Financing; • The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (which is expected to become the world's largest sovereign wealth fund) on a number of high-profile mandates both in Saudi Arabia and internationally including a USD10 Billion Term Loan Financing; • Several Government ministries on privatisation mandates, implementing one of the key objectives of the Saudi “Vision 2030”; • The merger of SABB and Al-Alawwal, two of the leading banks in Saudi Arabia; • The acquisition of (the Middle East’s leading online retailer) by Amazon; • Crédit Agricole on the disposal of a 16.2% stake in Banque Saudi Fransi to Kingdom Holding Company; • the financiers on the US$10 billion revolving credit facility financing for Saudi Aramco. The financing combined a US$3 billion Islamic Murabaha facility, and a US$7 billion conventional facility, provided by over 30 banks; and • General Electric on the Saudi aspects of its US$17bn acquisition of Alstom’s global power transmission business to name but a few. If you want to head up a large regional team here in Saudi do please reach out to Nigel Byrne for a strictly confidential chat

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