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Welcome to Clyde & Co in Saudi Arabia

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As one of the fully-integrated law firms in Saudi Arabia, with an established local presence of 15 years, we pride ourselves on being able to provide a full-service offering of local specialists across most business sectors and practice areas.

Specialisms

Our lawyers are based full time in Riyadh and include dedicated construction, insurance, IP, finance, marine, and employment specialists. This allows the team to bring a genuine understanding of the country's dynamic market and offer clients the ideal blend of internationally-trained, local experts.

Our practice areas include: 

  • commercial
  • commercial disputes
  • corporate
  • cyber risk
  • data protection & privacy
  • employment & immigration
  • finance
  • global recoveries
  • insolvency & reorganisation
  • intellectual property
  • international arbitration
  • projects & construction
  • real estate
  • regulatory & investigations
  • technology, outsourcing & data
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Our programmes

Clyde & Co is full of exciting opportunities to take on new challenges and realise your potential.

We have been running an internship in our Riyadh office for students since 2011. Students spend seven months on the trainee programme, in a dedicated team within the law firm to qualify and the cooperative training programme gives law students experience in an international, full service, law firm contributing to part of their local law qualification.

We offer brilliant opportunities to develop your skills and experience, working on exciting cases alongside some of the most respected and talented lawyers in their field. If you're a self-starter with a growth mindset, here you can play a big part in a winning team.

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Our team

Our team on the ground brings a genuine understanding of the country’s dynamic market and offers clients the ideal blend of internationally trained local experts. Our senior team of partners is supported by more than 30 other locally-based legal professionals.

At the core of our business in Saudi Arabia is Managing Partner Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily, who is considered one of the leading corporate lawyers in Saudi Arabia and has been an integral part of the growing 30+ strong practice of lawyers since Clyde & Co opened its Riyadh office in 2009.

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Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia is undergoing an unprecedented pace of change. Vision 2030 seeks to reshape and boost what is the Arab world's largest economy. The move to embrace private ownership through privatisation programmes promises to create significant opportunities for both foreign investors and operators in the Kingdom. 

In line with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, our Riyadh team advises businesses on their growth strategies including market entry, restructuring, acquisitions, nationalisation issues, distribution and franchising arrangements, financing, IP and real estate. We also have an excellent track record in managing large and complex disputes, particularly related to the Kingdom's construction projects.

Saud Alsaab

Saud Alsaab

Partner

“I began my career at Clyde & Co as an associate and 5 years later I became a partner! That’s the reward and recognition you can receive when you put in the work here. You are surrounded by supportive partners and mentors to provide you with the best professional guidance to progress your career. Plus, Clyde & Co have a healthy environment with fully integrated offices and networks across the world. All of this leads to one result… successful career growth!”

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Sara Khoja

Partner and Chair of Middle East and Africa Board

“Clyde & Co's Middle East story started over 30 years ago, and we have the largest footprint in the region. Saudi Arabia continues to be an important part of the firm's regional development plan, and our team in Riyadh have played an active role in driving forward initiatives aligned with Vision 2030.”

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