Taylor Wessing and Alsulaim Alawaji & Partners Law Firm announce their association today. Through the association they will provide clients with a robust mix of international and local advice to enable their clients to navigate the complex inbound and outbound opportunities the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and more broadly, the Middle East market has to offer, utilising the combined strength of both firms in areas such as M&A, litigation, project financing and restructuring.
Furthermore, it enables Alsulaim Alawaji & Partners Law Firm to draw on Taylor Wessing's recognised sector expertise in the technology, media & communications, life sciences, private wealth, energy, intellectual property, consumer & retail and hotels & leisure sectors. All these are growing industries within the Middle East and provide clients with investment opportunities further afield.
Alsulaim Alawaji & Partners Law Firm is an established Kingdom of Saudi Arabian firm with four partners based across two offices in Riyadh and Jeddah. Alsulaim Alawaji & Partners Law Firm is internationally focused, delivering litigation and corporate advice to a large range of clients including many high net worth families as well as institutional clients.
Commenting on the new association, Tim Eyles, Managing Partner, Taylor Wessing UK said: "This is a really exciting opportunity for our respective firms and enables us to put the strength of our global family at the disposal of a broader range of clients."
Osama AlSulaim the Chairman of AlSulaim AlAwaji & Partners Law Firm said: "Our association with Taylor Wessing is part of our strategy to provide a highly professional international legal service in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; it also benefits our clients by providing access to experts around the world through the Taylor Wessing family."
The new association is part of Taylor Wessing's international strategy to grow through mergers and associations. The firm already has 28 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US with more than 1,200 lawyers and global revenues £239.8m (FY 2014/2015). This further strengthens Taylor Wessing's on the ground capability across the Middle East facilitating greater support for the firm's clients.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, Roderick Martin, was featured in the May edition of the Asian Legal Business and Commercial Dispute Resolution in relation to his recent appointment with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing.
The article highlights the appointment of Roderick Martin as Senior Partner and Head of the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr Martin brings with him a wealth of experience in the legal career since 1972 and specialties comes in many forms, such as, civil litigation, admiralty and shipping, as well as loan and security documentation including conveyancing, liquidations and receiverships. Mr Martin was previously a Senior Partner at his firm Martin & Partners and was also a Senior Partner at Ramdas & Wong.
The articles featuring Roderick Martin regarding his appointment can be found as per the below:
RHTLaw picks new litigation and dispute head – The full article dated Tuesday, 3 May 2016 can be found in Asian Legal Business
New disputes leader for RHTLaw Taylor Wessing – The full article dated Wednesday, 4 May 2016 can be found in Commercial Dispute Resolution.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Head of Private Wealth Practice Tan Choon Leng was featured in The Edge Singapore article titled “Spotlight on Shadowy Money”.
The article discussed about the Panama Papers leak which involved many country leaders and well known celebrities. It also highlighted the current trend of corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and offshore tax havens. Such cases have garnered a strong public interest and have made many headlines in the media.
Choon Leng gave his opinion on how to overcome and manage the risks involved in investments made with offshore companies. He commented that, “For some transactions, good planning can make the difference between a profitable and non-profitable investment.”
The full article dated Monday 2 May 2016, can be found in The Edge Singapore.