The Foreign Law License granted to Latham & Watkins by the Saudi Ministry of Justice marks a significant milestone in the firm’s long-standing relationship with Saudi Arabia. With the license in hand, Latham will now formalize its presence in the Kingdom and further strengthen its commitment to serving clients in the region.
The license allows Latham to provide legal services to clients in the Kingdom across a range of practice areas, including corporate, finance, litigation, and arbitration. The firm’s Riyadh office is staffed by a team of highly qualified attorneys with extensive experience in Saudi Arabian law and business practices.
“We are honoured to be one of the first global firms to be awarded a Foreign Law License to practice in Saudi Arabia. It is especially gratifying having maintained a market-leading Saudi practice for more than a dozen years,” said Rich Trobman, Chair and Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins. “Riyadh is a major commercial, financial, and innovation center in the Middle East and globally, and further establishing our presence in this fast-growing market is integral to our preeminent MENA capabilities and our global platform.”
Salman M. Al-Sudairi (pictured), Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Riyadh office, added: “Latham & Watkins has an outstanding track record advising Saudi and international clients on a variety of cutting-edge, cross-border debt and equity capital markets, M&A, project finance, banking and Islamic finance, and restructuring matters. Formalizing Latham’s presence is a natural and exciting progression for the firm, and we are well placed to advise clients on a wide range of complex domestic and cross-border matters as the country emerges as one of the key international investment hubs in the region and beyond.”
Latham’s formal presence in the Kingdom will enable the firm to expand its service offerings and deepen its relationships with clients in the region.