Ibrahim Alajaji_Catherine Workman_ Naif Alsabhan

Pinsent Masons Secures License for Saudi Arabia Operations 

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has secured a license from the Ministry of Justice to practice law in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, marking a significant milestone in its regional operations. This development underscores the firm’s commitment to its robust regional operations and collaboration with Alsabhan & Alajaji, a strategic alliance initiated in 2018. The successful cooperation has enabled both entities to work seamlessly as an integrated team, offering comprehensive legal services across various practice areas to domestic and international clients in the region. 

With the foreign law license in place, Pinsent Masons will operate under the banner of ‘Alsabhan & Alajaji Pinsent Masons‘. This strategic move further solidifies the firm’s commitment to its clients and aims to strengthen its regional practice and presence. Notably, Partner Tim Armsby will be relocating to Riyadh, where he, along with Peter Blackmore, will represent Pinsent Masons’ interests from the firm’s offices in the capital city. 

Over the years, Pinsent Masons has built a strong collaborative relationship with Alsabhan & Alajaji, creating an integrated and cohesive approach to addressing the legal needs of clients. This latest development is poised to enhance the firms’ ability to offer a more engaged and comprehensive service to clients throughout the region. 

Catherine Workman, Head of Middle East for Pinsent Masons (pictured center), expressed her delight at the long-awaited license, emphasizing the firm’s unwavering commitment to building a robust presence in Saudi Arabia. The grant of the foreign law license allows Pinsent Masons to continue serving its clients in the Kingdom alongside Alsabhan & Alajaji, reinforcing the collaborative efforts initiated years ago. 

Ibrahim Alajaji, Managing Partner at Alsabhan & Alajaji (pictured left), highlighted the significance of the license in supporting Saudi Vision 2030. The firms are committed to aligning their practices with the Kingdom’s ambitious goals, contributing to the development of a thriving legal environment, and supporting economic diversification and societal progress. 

Naif Alsabhan, Founding Partner at Alsabhan & Alajaji (pictured right), expressed his satisfaction with the longstanding collaboration, emphasizing the consistently high-quality projects and expert advice provided to both private and public sectors. He underlined the firms’ dedication to setting benchmarks in legal services within the Kingdom and playing a pivotal role in the dynamic transformation envisioned by Saudi Arabia.