Doing Business In Saudi Arabia

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Tatweer Tower 3, 9th Floor
King Fahad Road
Riyadh, 11474
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
PO Box 16560

T: +966 11 200 8817
F: +966 11 200 8558

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Clyde & Co's first office in the Middle East was established in 1989, following many years of regional client involvement. Today Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the GCC with around 140 specialist lawyers and paralegals operating as one unit across offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, Doha in Qatar and via an associated office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Our Middle East offices provide advice to corporate clients from all over the world, as well as to regional corporates and governments, on their operations throughout the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. Our approach in the region is based on a successful formula which combines in-depth local expertise and know-how with international law firm standards.Consequently, through independent research and assessment, industry analysts have endorsed Clyde & Co as the pre-eminent business law firm in the region:

  • Named Law firm of the year 2011 by 'Legal Business' magazine.

  • Named as Middle East Law Firm of the Year 2010 by legal market intelligence and transaction analysis provider 'PLC Which Lawyer?'

  • Named as 2011 UAE law Firm of the Year by 'Who'sWhoLegal'.

  • Named in 2010 as overall UAE Firm of the Year, as well as Asian Counsel Firm of the Year for seven specialist areas of practice: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employment/Labour, Intellectual Property/Patents, Maritime & Shipping, Real Estate/Construction and Telecommunication/Media/Technology.

  • Voted in 2010 as 'Most Responsive International Firm' (UAE) by Asian Counsel magazine and


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Quotes about our regional practice:"[Clyde & Co] is a local knowledge leader among international firms." - Chambers Global, 2011

  • "One of the deepest benches of any foreign firm in the market and many of its partners are among the region's most long-established names." - Chambers Global, 2011

  • "[Clyde & Co] has struck a unique balance in the region, combining its international footprint and resources with outstanding local experience and depth." - Chambers Global, 2010 


Our KSA Office

Clyde & Co operates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) through our affiliation with the law office of Abdulaziz A. Albosaily. After many years of supporting our clients operating within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Clyde & Co formalised our relationship with Abdulaziz A. Albosaily in 2009.  This relationship has gone from strength to strength with each passing year.  Relocating to new office premises in 2010, the practice now has enhanced capabilities and sufficient physical space to grow and support the ever expanding Saudi Arabian market.The office headed by Abdulaziz A. Albosaily provides clients with advice across the firm's main practice areas such as: Corporate (including FDI), Commercial, Finance, Insurance, Projects & Construction, Technology, Media, Telecoms, Employment and Intellectual Property.   The team working with Abdulaziz in Riyadh comprises both Saudi qualified and internationally qualified lawyers.

To support this 'on the ground' presence in the Kingdom, we operate a Saudi Arabian Desk; this is a group of partners and associates from across our Middle East offices and the wider Clyde & Co network with experience and expertise in KSA.  They provide resources to the core team as and when required by our clients.

This allows us to effectively combine on-the-ground expertise and experience with broad international experience and knowledge, thus delivering to our client the best possible advice, in one seamless service offering.


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Abdulaziz A. Albosaily

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Abdulaziz is a Saudi Arabian qualified lawyer and Head of Clyde & Co's operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Previously General Counsel of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), he has also held roles as a senior Projects Team member for a prominent Saudi Arabian law firm and as Co-Head of the Saudi Practice Group of an international law firm.

In mid 2008 he established an independent Saudi law office in Riyadh, prior to partnering with Clyde & Co in early 2009.

Abdulaziz advises on ground-breaking Islamic finance structures and major project finance deals with clients ranging from petrochemical companies to banks. 

In addition to advising on some of the largest Islamic financing deals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz has, through his work in the public and private sector, extensive experience advising multinational and Saudi corporations in relation to foreign direct investments, incorporations, privatizations, compliance and regulatory regimes. 

Abdulaziz served as senior Saudi counsel to ECA's conventional and Islamic lenders in connection with a US$8.5 billion petrochemical project (recognised as a 'Project Finance Deal of the Year' by IFLR) and the first ever Sukuk approved by the Capital Market Authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (awarded 'Deal of the Year' by Islamic Finance News).


International Profile

Clyde & Co is not just a leading shipping, insurance or construction firm; a leader in trade & commodities; the world's premier aviation firm; a growing force in energy and oil and gas; a pacesetter in the Middle East; a rapidly growing practice in the Americas; a long-term presence in Asia; an early mover in Africa; a specialist in emerging markets; a leader in acting for the world's entrepreneurs; or the firm to turn to in a crisis. It is all of these.

Internationally, with over 1,400 staff across 24 offices around the globe, Clyde & Co is particularly well known for expertise in relation to international trade, emerging markets and in relation to high profile and/or difficult dispute resolution.