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Practice areas and experience

The principal practice areas of Feras Al Shawaf Law Office are:



Corporate Law: We offer advice on a wide range of corporate matters, including all structuring and establishing funds under the Investment Fund Regulations, initial public offerings, private placements, joint venture and shareholders' arrangements, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions (including private equity), employee share schemes, legal due diligence investigations, incorporation processes (eg branches, limited liability companies and joint stock companies), and SAGIA and MOCI liaison.

Commercial Law: We offer advice on all aspects of trade law and practice, commercial agencies and importation issues. We negotiate, advise on and draft major commercial contracts including consultancy arrangements, agency contracts, distribution contracts, franchise, import and export, competition joint ventures, management, sponsorship, licensing, technical assistance and technology transfer contracts, construction, procurement and operating and maintenance arrangements.

Intellectual Property: We advise in relation to trademark user and licensing agreements, registration of trademarks, infringement of copyrights and counterfeiting cases, trade names patents and enforcement.

Telecommunications Law: We have substantial expertise on advising on a raft of Telecom laws and related decrees, software licenses and development agreements, website design and development agreements, and satellite services agreements.

Litigation and arbitration: We have experience of advising on a wide range of contractual disputes, commercial disputes, labour disputes, insurance law, insolvency, construction contract disputes and arbitration. Procedural Laws and disputes before all types of Saudi Arabian courts as well as local and international arbitration conducted either in English or in Arabic.

Labour Law: We provide a full service in respect of labour laws and decrees, employment contracts, employment policies, social insurance, work permits and labour disputes.


Banking and Finance: We have advised on a wide range of loan agreements and credit facilities including syndicated loans, project finance, acquisition finance and cross border transactions, financial leases, structured finance, securitizations and factoring.

Projects and Finance: We have a strong and established projects and finance team. Our multi-disciplinary team acts for both developers and lenders on major developments and acquisitions, including with respect to multi-billion dollar power and water plants, mobile telephone license auctions, sale and lease back of telecommunications infrastructure, water treatment concessions and district cooling concessions. We are currently acting for four of the new economic mega-cities under development, including with respect to power, water and district cooling concession and EPC arrangements. We are a market leader in these areas.