• K&A Partner Leen Zaza named as Saudi Arabia’s Woman Leader by IFLR1000

      K&A is delighted to announce that Partner Leen Zaza has been named as a Woman Leader by IFLR 1000. Ms. Zaza is the only lawyer to be ranked on this prestigious list for Saudi Arabia. The IFLR 1000 Women Leaders recognizes “the most prominent female lawyers” in the world who are described as having Continue reading

  • K&A Advises Winning Bidder in SAGO Privatization Transaction

    K&A advised the National Agricultural Development Company (“NADEC”) in relation to its successful joint bid to acquire the Second Milling Company that was offered for privatization by the Saudi Grains Organization (“SAGO”). This transaction is part of one of the largest targeted sectors for privatization under the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. As part of its role, Continue reading

  • K&A named Saudi Arabian Corporate Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Middle East Awards 2021

    K&A is pleased to have been named Saudi Arabian Corporate & Commercial Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Middle East Awards 2021. K&A was described as a firm that is “regularly seen advising on some of Saudi Arabia’s most significant and high-value transactions”. Managing Partner, Zeyad Khoshaim, was also described as “consistently cited as Continue reading

  • K&A Successfully Brings Largest Bank Merger in KSA History to Legal Completion

    K&A, having advised Samba Financial Group on its merger with the National Commercial Bank (NCB), is pleased to announce the legal completion of the merger. Saudi National Bank (SNB), as the surviving entity has now been renamed, is now the largest bank in Saudi Arabia. K&A’s role on the transaction involved structuring, negotiating, and drafting Continue reading

  • K&A named Saudi Arabian Law Firm of the Year by Thomson Reuters Middle East Law Awards

    K&A is honored to announce that it was named Saudi Arabian Law Firm of the Year by Thomson Reuters’s Middle East Law Awards. Thomson Reuters also awarded K&A “Equity Market Deal of the Year” for its work on Saudi Aramco’s IPO. Managing Partner, Zeyad Khoshaim, commented: “K&A is delighted to have been recognized by a Continue reading

  • K&A Ranked Tier 1 in 2021 Chambers & Partners Global

    K&A became the only independent Saudi Arabian law firm to be ranked in core Saudi Arabian practice areas for the Chambers & Partners Global 2021 rankings. K&A maintained its Tier 1 rankings in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Commercial & Corporate. K&A has also received tribute from clients with one client saying that “Khoshaim & Associates is, in my view, the best Saudi-based firm Continue reading

  • K&A joins Qimam Fellowship

    K&A is pleased to announce its work with Qimam Fellowship. Qimam is coalition of over thirty leading national and international companies and 300+ senior leaders from the public and private sector that aims to identify, develop, and empower the most promising and distinguished university students in and from Saudi Arabia to achieve their full potential. Continue reading

  • K&A Contributes to the Islamic Finance and Markets Law Review

    The Islamic Finance and Markets Law Review – Fifth Edition   K&A contributed the Islamic Finance chapter for Saudi Arabia in the fifth edition of Islamic Finance and Markets Law Review.   Leading Partner Karim Wali commented “K&A’s work in Islamic Finance in Saudi Arabia, within the context of bilateral and syndicated financings, and in Continue reading

  • K&A Advises on Accelerated Bookbuild Transaction on Tadawul

    K&A has successfully advised NatWest Markets plc (NWM) and Banco Santander S.A. (Santander) in connection with their USD682.58 million disposal of Tadawul-listed shares in the Saudi British Bank (SABB) by way of an accelerated bookbuild, representing 5.6% of SABB issued share capital. This transaction is the second of two recent and accelerated bookbuilds pursuant to Continue reading

  • K&A Advises on Landmark Vision 2030 Industrial Project

    K&A successfully advised Saudi Aramco on its 50/50 joint venture with energy technology firm Baker Hughes to establish an industrial project that will develop a broad range of non-metallic products for multiple applications in the energy sector. The newly formed joint venture will be named Novel. Novel’s new plant will be constructed at King Salman Continue reading

  • K&A Advises on Groundbreaking PPP Project

    K&A successfully advised Tatweer Buildings Company (TBC), a company owned by the PIF, on the structuring, negotiation, and execution of the relevant project documents, including the Project Agreement, of Wave 1 of the Schools Infrastructure Development Public Private Partnership Program. The project is designed to expand the existing education facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Continue reading

  • K&A Named Saudi Arabian Law Firm of the Year

    K&A is honored to have received IFLR’s prestigious Saudi Arabian Law Firm of the Year award. This recognition validates K&A’s strategy of having on-the-ground execution capabilities in an independent KSA law firm. All of K&A’s tier 1 practices – Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Finance and Projects, Dispute Resolution, and Regulatory & Public Policy – have contributed Continue reading

  • K&A Advises on Largest Bank Merger in KSA History

    K&A advised Samba Financial Group on the signing of its merger agreement with National Commercial Bank. The merger aims to create a regional powerhouse with SAR 837 billion (U.S.$ 223 billion) in assets, uniquely positioned to accelerate the transformation of Saudi Arabia’s banking landscape and deliver progress towards Vision 2030. This landmark transaction cements K&A’s Continue reading

  • K&A Advises on the Kingdom’s first Green Sukuk

    K&A is pleased to have acted as issuer’s counsel to Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) on its debut green sukuk. The USD 1.3 billion sukuk generated significant investor interest and received orders of more than $5 billion. This is K&A’s fourth sukuk issuance this year after having worked on SABB’s USD 5 billion international and SAR Continue reading

  • K&A Advises on Accelerated Bookbuild Sale in SABB

    K&A advised NatWest Markets plc and Banco Santander S.A. in connection with their USD200 million disposal of shares in Saudi British Bank by way of an accelerated bookbuild. This transaction comes on the back of K&A advising on the AlAwwal/SABB merger last year on the behalf of the major shareholders in AlAwwal, and the second Continue reading

  • K&A Dominates IFLR Award Nominations

    K&A is honored to announce that it has been nominated for five awards as part of the prestigious IFLR Middle East Awards. K&A received the nod for National Law Firm of the Year and Equity Team of the Year, in addition to its role on the following mega deals: The Saudi Aramco / SABIC M&A Continue reading

  • Basma Khashoggi Joins K&A as Counsel

    K&A is pleased to announce the addition of Basma Khashoggi, as Counsel, to its Tier 1 Corporate and Regulatory Practices. Basma is both a Saudi Arabian and New York qualified senior lawyer who has significant experience in a wide range of corporate transactions and regulatory matters. For corporate transactions, Basma’s experience includes joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate Continue reading

  • K&A successfully completes work on largest M&A deal in KSA history

    After months of complex advice and assistance, K&A successfully assisted SABIC in completing what is the largest acquisition in Saudi Arabian history. Saudi Aramco announced the successful completion of its share acquisition of a 70% stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) for a total purchase price of SAR 259.125 billion (US$ 69.1 billion).   Continue reading

  • Khoshaim & Associates Advises on Complex Acquisition Involving a Share Swap Structure for Treasury Shares in a Listed Company

    K&A advised Kingdom Investment and Development Company (KIDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), in relation to a sale and purchase of shares equal to 54.56% of Care Shield Holding Company (CSHC) (by way of a share swap and cash consideration). KIDC signed a Share Swap Agreement with Dallah Healthcare Company (DHC), Continue reading

  • K&A Managing Partner interviewed by Oxford Business Group

    K&A Managing Partner, Zeyad S. Khoshaim, sat down with Oxford Business Group in a video interview to discuss Saudi Arabia’s legal framework. Amongst the topics discussed were Saudi Arabia’s reforms to: (i) further attract foreign direct investment; (ii) ensure a transparent and robust capital markets; (iii) and enhance rules that govern dispute resolution and arbitration. Continue reading

  • K&A Dominates Legal 500 with Tier 1 rankings

    For the second year in a row, K&A became the only Saudi Arabian law firm to have been ranked Tier 1 in the four core practice areas for the Legal 500 2020 rankings. K&A was specifically ranked Tier 1 in Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, and Dispute Resolution.   K&A also has Continue reading

  • K&A Establishes COVID-19 Pandemic Legal Response Team

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by the current severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic (“COVID-19 Pandemic”).   This is to let you know that K&A has setup its systems and personnel to continue to serve its clients during these times. K&A’s systems allow our team access to each other Continue reading

  • K&A Expands its Partnership

    K&A announces the promotion of two of its highly respected lawyers, Leen Zaza and Nasser Alrubayyi, to join the K&A partnership. Ms. Zaza is a New York qualified lawyer, who is an expert on M&A and corporate transactions, shareholder relationships, private equity, and foreign direct investment. She led on high profile M&A transactions in Saudi Continue reading

  • K&A Announces opening of new Jeddah Office

    Tuesday, 10th of December 2019 K&A, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This will be K&A’s first office opening outside of its Riyadh main office.   K&A’s Jeddah office comes on the back of K&A serving a first-tier list of corporate clients in Saudi Arabia’s western region, Continue reading

  • 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, Continue reading