Infrastructure

Sound Guidance for Complex Infrastructure Projects

Infrastructure and PPP Legal Expertise in Saudi Arabia

Offices in Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam

It is estimated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will invest USD $492 billion in infrastructure over the next 25 years. Any Involvement in public projects of this scale requires robust legal support to understand public tendering requirements, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects, procurement regulations, dispute resolution mechanisms, and other legal matters as well as a review of contracts for such projects.

AlGhazzawi & Partners has vast experience in infrastructure, PPP, and privatization projects – in particular in relation to transportation, power, water, and waste management.

Our legal practice advises global companies, sponsors, banks, and other financial institutions on all aspects of projects around the world. This encompasses the full range of corporate and regulatory matters affecting the infrastructure sector, including trade, privatizations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, environmental regulation, employment issues, litigation, and arbitration in both domestic and international jurisdictions.

Robust Legal Support for Infrastructure Projects in the Kingdom

We advise private companies in understanding the public tendering and procurement regulations in the Kingdom. Our experts then guide clients throughout the life of the project, including managing the relationship between public and private entities. We regularly assist in contract negotiation and drafting, project financing, real estate support, tax issues, employment concerns, dispute resolution, litigation, and other ongoing support for complex legal challenges you may face throughout the life of your project.

Notable infrastructure projects include:

  • Advising a Spanish-Saudi consortium on all contractual aspects of the USD $8.25 billion Phase 2 of the Haramain High Speed Railway Project.
  • Revising contracts and advising a leading Chinese railway construction company on all legal issues of its USD $2 billion Mecca Metro Project.
  • Supporting and reviewing a French and Spanish consortium on their bids for the operation and management of water and wastewater systems in Riyadh and Jeddah.
  • Advising Jeddah Municipality on its strategic infrastructure and construction projects, including the renovation of the 17,000 square metre Jeddah Corniche and the Khozam Palace project.
  • Working alongside Jeddah Province Municipality on a tender to invite international consortiums to develop projects known as Jeddah East and Jeddah Cultural & Social Centre.
  • Aiding Jazan Economic City Land Limited and MMC International, a Malaysian company, on various matters related to the development and financing of Jazan Economic City.
  • Advising Jeddah Development & Urban Regeneration Co. (JDURC), a joint stock company of Jeddah Municipality, on numerous development projects including Jabal Omar Development. Work included advice on the tender process and drafting of RFPs.
  • Using our commercial bank financing expertise to guide a consortium comprised of Japanese multinationals on its bid for the 3 billion USD Marafiq power and desalination projects.

Contact Our Legal Team

No matter the complexity of your matter, the experienced legal team at AlGhazzawi & Partners has the depth of experience and foresight to help you conduct business with confidence and defend your interest in a cost-effective manner. With offices located in Jeddah, Dammam, and Riyadh, we provide legal services to 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