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Mayer Brown and Al-Yaqoub sign cooperation arrangement

31 May 2018
Mayer Brown announced that the firm has signed a cooperation arrangement with a well-established Saudi law firm, The Law Office of Montaser Al-Mohammed, known by the trade name Al-Yaqoub Attorneys & Legal Advisers (“Al-Yaqoub”). The cooperation with Al-Yaqoub provides Mayer Brown access to well-regarded, on-the-ground resources and the ability to strengthen relationships with potential clients within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mayer Brown and Al-Yaqoub will operate in Saudi Arabia in cooperation with each other to pursue and discharge mandates for legal work, particularly with respect to large projects, privatizations and partnerships. The cooperation will significantly enhance Mayer Brown’s capabilities in serving multinational clients with their transactions, investments, investigations and disputes in the Kingdom. The two firms will remain separate partnerships.

“We are excited to work in collaboration with an exceptional firm such as Al-Yaqoub,” said Charles Hallab, the leader of Mayer Brown’s Middle East practice. “This serves as an important complement to our existing practice platform and Saudi Arabian initiative, which are significant in the context of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, as clients seek to understand and navigate this historic initiative.”

“We feel a real synergy with the Mayer Brown team and are very excited about our collaboration,” said Montaser Al-Mohammed, managing partner of Al-Yaqoub Attorneys and Legal Advisers. “We look forward to working together with Mayer Brown to serve our clients inside the Kingdom and internationally.”

Mayer Brown’s Middle East practice offers a dedicated team that is focused on the region and its issues and opportunities. With a full-service office in Dubai serving as a hub for the practice, the team provides local capability, advising clients that are entering, exiting, expanding and operating in or from the Middle East.

Al-Yaqoub is a well-established Saudi law firm that offers a range of integrated services in transactional and dispute resolution matters. The firm advises on all aspects of Saudi law, including corporate and commercial, banking and finance, litigation, capital markets, technology, media and telecommunications, family businesses, construction, real estate and labor.

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