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Insight Series: Capitalizing on Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Join us for an exclusive discussion with King & Spalding on how to capitalize on the opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom continues to invest in various sectors to diversify the economy and is carrying out legal and social reforms to enhance market attractiveness for foreign investment. Key sectors include healthcare, sports, real estate, middle-income housing, and new arenas such as e-gaming, automotive, circular economy, entertainment, tourism, and aviation. 

King and Spalding have been advising clients for over 20 years on doing business and making investments in Saudi Arabia, including developing various Vision 2030 projects, such as high-profile giga projects, renewable energy projects, and infrastructure/PPPs in Saudi Arabia. They have also been actively advising clients on the requirements and potential benefits of the Regional Headquarters Program, the various localization requirements (e.g., Saudization or local content requirements), and the maximizing of protection for joint ventures and agreements under the new Saudi Companies Law and the Saudi Civil Transactions Law.

For more information, please contact Ms. Sukejna Kovacevic  at sukejna@bilateralchamber.org

Event Details

Date

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Time

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Central Time

Location

King & Spalding LLP,

1100 Louisiana, Suite 4100,

Houston, TX 77002

Contact

Ms. Sukejna Kovacevic
sukejna@bilateralchamber.org

Speakers

Nabil A. Issa
Managing Partner - Middle East Offices
Riyadh

Nabil A. Issa is Managing Partner of the King & Spalding’s Middle East offices, and primarily based in Riyadh.  He focuses on joint ventures, funds, foreign investment, private equity, privatizations, industrial and real estate industry transactions, and is particularly known for his development of innovative funds and investment structures for real estate and private equity investments in Saudi Arabia.

Martin Hunt
Partner
Riyadh

Martin Hunt is a partner based in King & Spalding’s Riyadh office. He has a significant focus on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the manufacturing, construction, energy, telecommunications, healthcare, agriculture and chemicals industries. He is an English solicitor and US attorney, having practiced in Houston for over 15 years. He has advised clients on transactions in 75+ countries, with a particular focus in recent years on strategic M&A and joint ventures in the Middle East region. Martin regularly presents to clients on the topics of M&A and joint ventures in Saudi Arabia.

Salma Alheraiqi
Associate
New York

Salma Alheraiqi is an Associate in the King & Spalding New York office. She previously worked as an In-House Counsel at Saudi Aramco. Prior to law school, she worked as a Financial Analyst investing on behalf of Saudi Aramco’s pension funds and as a Business Development Analyst at the Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center. Salma received her JD at the University of California, Irvine and recently received her LLM in Taxation from New York University. ​

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