Amro Bakhaidar joins K&A as Counsel

Thursday, 28th of November 2019

Amro Bakhaidar joins K&A as Counsel

K&A is pleased to announce the addition of Amro Bakhaidar, as Counsel, to its Tier One Capital Market Practice.

Amro is a senior lawyer who has significant experience in a wide range of capital market transactions including IPOs, rights issue, private transactions, investment funds, and public M&A.  He advised local, international and government entities on transactions in the energy, shipping, banking, insurance, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries.

Amro joins K&A on the back of a very successful year. K&A is now ranked as tier 1 and band 1 by all major ranking journals: Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, and Legal 500, and recently won the IFLR 1000 Award for the public merger of SABB and AlAlwwal.

Managing Partner, Zeyad Khoshaim, commented: “We are glad to have someone of Amro’s caliber join us. His goals fully align with our strategy of building our on-the-ground technical expertise and execution capability. With the CMA focusing on enhancing the capital markets regulatory framework, including the promotion of cross listings, accelerated bookbuilds, and other structures, our capital markets practice continues to be a prime focus of our growth.”

K&A dominates IFLR 1000 Rankings

Sunday, 10th of November 2019

K&A has been ranked Tier 1 in ALL practice areas for the IFLR 1000 2020 rankings. IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial law firms and lawyers. We were specifically ranked Tier 1 in Banking, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity, M&A, Project Development and Project Finance.

Congratulations to the K&A team for this honor from IFLR 1000 2020, one of the world’s leading research guides. This cements K&A’s standing in Saudi Arabia, having achieved Tier 1 rankings in all practice areas in Chambers Global and IFLR 1000 as well last year.

K&A Managing Partner, Zeyad Khoshaim, was also individually ranked in Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, along with Projects & Finance Partner Karim Wali, who is ranked in Banking & Finance, Leen Zaza who ranked in M&A.

Some of our client’s feedback included the following:

  • “K&A is excellent at communicating effectively, being responsive to requests and meeting deadlines.”
  • “Very professional. Knowledgeable about local context. Good client management.”
  • “Our main contact person on the transaction, Ms Leen Zaza was truly impressive, especially in negotiating the SPA. This is clearly her strength.”
  • “Excellent overall. Very good drafting. Excellent negotiation techniques.”