Capital Markets

Leaders In Capital Markets Law

Capital Markets Legal Expertise in Saudi Arabia

Offices in Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s capital markets regulations are some of the most sophisticated and well developed in the MENA Region. With extensive capital markets experience, our legal practice advises both domestic and international corporations, institutions, investment banks, and funds in relation to their capital transactions and regulatory compliance requirements within the Kingdom.

We have more than 50 years of experience handling capital market matters under both conventional and Islamic law. Our Capital Markets Practice regularly advises on equity and debt (in both conventional and Islamic law), derivatives including equity-linked products, securitization, Sukuk, and structured finance transactions.

With our Cooperation Agreement with Gowling WLG, we combine our local expertise with Gowling’s experience on major international capital transactions, allowing us to provide a seamless service on domestic and global securities offerings (debt and equity) consistent with international best practices.

Navigate Rapidly Evolving Capital Markets Regulations

AlGhazzawi & Partners’ deep roots in the Kingdom’s banking and finance [Link to Banking and Finance page]sector are paired with extensive business experience involving legal entities and structures favoured by Islamic banks and Sharia law in the Middle East. This combination of knowledge and experience allows us to offer clients practical insights that are compliant with both Sharia practices and the rapidly evolving capital markets regulatory environment in the Kingdom.

Comprehensive knowledge of debt and equity raised on Saudi and regional stock exchanges, as well as venture capital, private equity, and government privatizations makes Al-Ghazzawi and Partners an ideal choice for all matters related to capital transactions.

Our long-standing working relationship with financial regulators and the Saudi Capital Markets Authority (CMA) acts to simplify and streamline processes, reduce complications, and yield timely results for our clients’ capital market activities.

Our comprehensive knowledge of current regulations as well as constant monitoring of anticipated changes means that our clients remain up to date. We stay consistently abreast of the changes from both the regulatory and global practice perspectives and put that new information immediately to work for our clients.

And should you find yourself in a position of conflict that requires legal support, our team has extensive expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and litigation to defend your interests.

 

About Our Capital Markets Legal Team

Our legal team has over five decades of experience with complex capital markets transactions under both conventional and Islamic law.  In fact, our Islamic finance specialists have advised on several “first-ever” Sharia-compliant capital markets transactions – including the first fully limited recourse Sukuk structure and Sharia-compliant securitization structures.

Notable Capital Markets projects include:

  • Guiding a well-known healthcare company in its own restructuring and that of its subsidiaries, in preparation for an initial public offering (IPO).
  • Advising a leading Saudi company engaged in the industrial sector in preparation for a private placement and a potential offer.
  • Aiding a group of investors in setting up foreign investment companies in real estate development, financial, and insurance services sectors.

Contact Our Capital Markets Practice Group

No matter the complexity of your capital market-related transaction, our legal team has the capabilities and depth to provide sound guidance. With offices located in Jeddah, Dammam, and Riyadh, we support domestic and international clients across the Kingdom. Contact us to book a consultation.

Key Contacts

Dr. Belal T. Al Ghazzawi

Dr. Belal T. Al Ghazzawi

Senior Managing Partner

Hussam T. Al Ghazzawi

Hussam T. Al Ghazzawi

Managing Partner

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Offices Across The Kingdom

Dammam Office

AlGhazzawi Business Tower, 8th Floor
Prince Muhammad Street
P.O. Box 381, Dammam 31411
T: +966 13 8331611
F: +966 13 8331981

Jeddah Office

Jeddah Commercial Centre, 3rd Floor
Al Maady Street, Corniche Al Hamra
P.O. Box 7346, Jeddah 21462
T: +966 12 6531576
F: +966 12 6532612

Riyadh Office

King Faisal Foundation, North Tower, 4th Floor
King Fahd Road
P.O. Box 9029, Riyadh 11413
T: +966 11 4632374
F: +966 11 4627566