Global law firm Clyde & Co continues rapid expansion in Saudi Arabia with the appointment of new corporate partner in its Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, Mohammed Almarzouki (pictured). Based in the firm’s Riyadh office, Almarzouki is joining Clyde & Co’s Global Corporate & Advisory practice.
Almarzouki is a distinguished corporate partner who provides guidance to family businesses, investors, and corporations on a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets, and general corporate advisory matters. He is a licensed lawyer in Saudi Arabia, a qualified attorney in the State of New York, and a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. Before joining Clyde & Co, Almarzouki co-founded Alzawawi and Almarzouki Law Firm in Jeddah and has also gained valuable experience at Allen & Overy in the UK, Khoshaim & Associates in Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA).
Sara Khoja, chair of Clyde & Co’s MEA Board, says: “Mohammed’s appointment is the latest milestone in the expansion of our on-the-ground corporate offering in Saudi Arabia. I am very pleased to welcome Mohammed directly following the recent appointment of Riyadh corporate partner Anas Alswailem.”
In the last 18 months, the firm has bolstered its 24-strong MEA corporate partner group with the hire of Mohamed Barakat, Sameh Dahroug, Mostafa Elsakaa, Amalia Lui, Gasant Orrie and Chadi Salloum, and the promotion to partner of Roshanak Bassiri Gharb.
Naji Hawayek, partner and head of Clyde & Co’s corporate practice in the Middle East comments: “It is great to have Mohammed on board. Mohammed has extensive experience advising multinationals and large family businesses operating in Jeddah, and he will play a key role in assisting us in bolstering our corporate capabilities across Saudi Arabia.”
Mohammed Almarzouki comments: “It is an exciting time to join Clyde & Co and I see significant synergies between my practice and ambitions of my new colleagues. The legal landscape in Saudi Arabia continues to evolve, and there is a greater need for reliable and innovative legal advice. I look forward to working closely with the team and assisting our international and domestic clients.”