Kirkland & Ellis are about to start the Saudi office.

Kirkland & Ellis to Launch Saudi Office, Expanding Presence in Lucrative Middle Eastern Market

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Kirkland & Ellis, the world’s largest law firm by revenue, has revealed plans to establish a new office in Saudi Arabia, joining a growing number of major firms capitalizing on the prosperous opportunities in the Middle East.

The renowned law firm has recently recruited a partner from Latham & Watkins, along with two local partners from White & Case, in preparation for the imminent opening of its Saudi office, as confirmed by an insider at Kirkland & Ellis.

The move signals Kirkland & Ellis’ strategic expansion into the Saudi Arabian legal market, which has been attracting significant attention from global firms due to the country’s economic reforms and growing investment opportunities. With the establishment of its Saudi office, the firm aims to enhance its presence in the region and further extend its legal services to clients seeking advice and representation in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 initiative, aimed at diversifying the economy and reducing dependence on oil, has been a key driver of foreign interest in the country. The legal sector, in particular, has experienced increased demand as businesses seek legal expertise to navigate the changing landscape and capitalize on emerging opportunities.