We recognize the diverse and complex legal issues that our clients will face in the Kingdom. We are one of a very small number of law firms in the Kingdom that provides a full-service approach to its clients with on-the-ground expertise that is capable of meeting clients’ needs.
We have leading practices in each of these fields. We deliver these services on the ground in the Kingdom, through our lawyers, and where required, through our engagement with several top tier international law firms, we can draw seamlessly upon a unique global network of market-leading experts.
We assist clients with complex and innovative transactions, bringing creative problem-solving to the most complex issues. As the Saudi laws and regulations have developed and became more complex over the last two decades, we have helped our clients navigate these important changes and take advantage of opportunities.
We believe that STAT has unparalleled capital markets experience in the Kingdom. Our team has been active in the Saudi capital markets for over a decade, leading on bespoke and first of its kind transaction. Our capital markets team affords clients full service on all fronts and ranges.
Our ECM team has extensive experience advising on a full range of equity and equity linked transactions, including initial public offerings, rights issues, private placements or debt capitalizations, as well as advising on securities law and corporate governance issues. With a depth of experience that stretches back to the early days of the Capital Market Law, the role of our team members in the development of capital markets in Saudi Arabia is unmatched. Among other things, our lawyers played an instrumental role in the development of the capital markets techniques that now routinely drive capital-raising transactions in Saudi Arabia and had prominent input into the Saudi securities regulations.
We also regularly advise fund managers in connection with the formation and structuring of different types of investment funds in the Kingdom. STAT has one of the most active and highly regarded investment funds practice in the Kingdom.
Our lawyers are also market leaders with significant experience in debt capital markets advising on KSA domestic issues as well as cross-border international Middle Eastern Reg S (and Reg S/144A) sukuk programs. Our Islamic finance expertise as well compliments our capital markets expertise to ensure we have the best team to structure and execute any form of issuance.
We also have a strong offering of non-transactional capital markets expertise. We regularly advise our clients on the application and implementation of the Capital Markets Authority’ regulations. This includes advising representing both authorized persons (licensed or to be licensed by the CMA) and public and listed companies on their ongoing CMA related obligations and submissions.
We have an experienced and market recognized finance team with in-depth knowledge of local Saudi laws, regulatory requirements and local and international market practice. We provide clients in the Kingdom (including conventional and Islamic commercial banks, development finance institutions, corporates, investment funds and sovereigns) with advice on a range of conventional and Islamic financing issues relating to the structuring, development, documentation and negotiation of a variety of finance transactions.
Our finance lawyers in the Kingdom are experienced in, and work fluidly across, all aspects of financings. We regularly advise on:
On the Islamic finance front, our specialists have extensive experience in structuring, documenting and negotiating complex transactions and developing innovative Sharia-compliant techniques, including in relation to Murabaha, Ijara, Wakala, Istisna, Salam, Mudaraba, Musharaka and other structures including Sukuk issues.
Our Islamic finance capabilities span banking, capital markets, project finance, asset finance, restructuring and investment funds. We have advised on many of the “firsts” in Islamic finance.
Our lawyers have market leading experience advising on the day-to-day operations of private and public sector entities. Our experiences includes a start to finish approach in both advising and implementation in all corporate governance and internal legal affairs matters such as entity set up, the internal governance structuring, administration and compliance, employment matters, and general commercial agreements, as well as significant transactions such as joint ventures, acquisitions, divestments, reorganisations, group structuring and restructuring.
STAT’s lawyers provide an offering that enables clients to leverage STAT’s deep experience and insight along with a strong capability of on the ground execution and implementation. Our team has extensive experience of advising on the drafting and negotiating of all forms of contractual arrangements. We also provide a strong offering in the internal corporate and governance structuring which includes the preparation of all internal corporate governance policies and manuals.
Members of our team advised on the preparation of latest updates to the Companies Law and a number of the regulations issued by the Saudi Capital Market Authority. We are fully familiar with the Saudi legislative and regulatory system.
STAT’s lawyers have been involved in some of the largest and most complex mergers and acquisitions in Saudi Arabia to date, including the very first public Saudi M&A transaction. Our team maintains a leading position at the forefront of high-profile, cutting-edge corporate and M&A transactions, having advised on dozens of Saudi Arabian M&A transactions in the past two decades.
We bring the same practical approach, creativity and commitment to excellence to each matter in which we are engaged. Clients rely on our team to guide them through transactions that will ultimately transform their organizations. Corporations and financial advisors trust that we understand their business needs and will offer pragmatic and solutions-oriented advice, negotiate aggressively on their behalf and provide focused execution throughout each deal.
Combined with our transactional expertise, we also cover the full range of specialist areas to provide a 360-degree analysis of all related aspects of a mergers and acquisitions transaction, including antitrust and competition, commercial, employment and benefits, environmental, intellectual property, and corporate governance. Our clients span a broad range of industries, including mining, energy, real estate, healthcare, telecommunications, retail and financial services.
STAT offers directly relevant expertise and experience in Saudi governmental legislation, regulation, orders, rulings and other legal instruments through our regular work with key Saudi government ministries and agencies, including on the implementation of Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan.
We work daily with key Saudi government ministries and agencies, including on the implementation of Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan. We are deeply familiar with the structure of the Saudi government and the institutional and regulatory framework in Saudi Arabia and regularly advise on regulatory reform projects, complex matters of public international law, transactions and disputes.
STAT’s dispute resolution and litigation lawyers advise many of the Kingdom’s leading companies and financial institutions on complex and sensitive multijurisdictional disputes. With significant experience resolving domestic and cross-border mandates, international arbitrations and investigations and enforcement for clients.
By providing clients with practical, creative legal advice, our lawyers both prevent and resolve disputes while ensuring focus remains on their strategic and commercial objectives. We have a unique offering of our “multi-practice” strength, advising our clients on disputes across the different practice and all the key industry sectors including industrial, financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, transport, technology and innovation and healthcare.