Herbert Smith Freehills to establish an office in Riyadh 

Herbert Smith Freehills has been granted a foreign law firm licence by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, allowing the firm to establish an office in the capital city of Riyadh. 

Herbert Smith Freehills has been a prominent legal advisor in the Middle East for over four decades, offering top-notch legal services to both local and international clients in the region. The firm has been advising on several high-profile transactions across various sectors, including corporate, energy, infrastructure, and projects. 

Stuart Paterson, the firm’s managing partner in the Middle East said: “This region is strategically important to our clients and the firm, so we are very pleased indeed to be one of the first firms to receive a foreign law firm licence in the Kingdom.  This enables us to better serve our clients in the region and globally. 

The new office, which will be led by Joza Al-Rasheed (pictured) as managing partner, will allow the firm to expand its operations in the region and offer clients a more comprehensive range of legal services. The team will work closely with other offices in the Middle East to provide seamless legal support to clients. 

Joza Al-Rasheed said: “I am humbled and delighted that Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the first international law firms in the Kingdom to be awarded this licence.” 

She added: “I look forward to delivering the top quality legal services that our existing and future clients demand.” 

The firm’s expansion in Saudi Arabia comes at a time when the Kingdom is working towards diversifying its economy and attracting foreign investments, making it an attractive destination for international law firms. 

Herbert Smith Freehills to establish an office in Riyadh

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