Pinsent Masons enters association with Saudi firm
Pinsent Masons has entered an association with Saudi Arabian law firm Alsabhan & Alajaji (SJ) to enhance its coverage across the Middle East.
The association with SJ will complement Pinsent Masons’ existing regional presence, providing clients of both firms in Saudi Arabia with specialist on the ground expertise. This comes at an important time for the Kingdom as it embarks on transformational economic and infrastructure changes.
Founded in 2003, SJ is led by head of litigation, Naif Alsabhan and head of transactional services, Ibrahim Alajaji. Its principal office is in Riyadh and the firm has grown impressively over the last three years.
Pinsent Masons and SJ have been working closely together for a number of years on Saudi, regional MENA and international matters, most evident in the infrastructure, energy and technology sectors. This association will be a natural extension to the close relationship that the firms have enjoyed for some time.
Sachin Kerur, head of Pinsent Masons in the Middle East, said, “Saudi Arabia is the largest construction, energy and related technology market in the GCC. When you consider Vision 2030 and other projects and initiatives that are being planned or implemented in the Kingdom, it will be very apparent why this association is a key strategic development for us. We have worked closely with Naif and Ibrahim over a number of years and they understand and share our commitment to client delivery and sector focus.”
Ibrahim Alajaji of Alsabhan & Alajaji law firm commented, “Our close relationship with Pinsent Masons enables us to strengthen our response in the infrastructure, energy, real estate and technology sectors. What really excites me is that we can offer businesses connected to Saudi with deep industry sector knowledge and experience that operates out of so many global locations as well as Saudi Arabia itself. We have been really impressed with Pinsent Masons’ commitment to the Middle East and its global reputation as an innovator in legal services.”
Naif Alsabhan Alsabhan & Alajaji law firm added, “This association comes at a time where Saudi is executing its transformation plan under the 2030 vision. By merging our local knowledge and the longstanding international experience of Pinsent Masons this association will enable us to provide exceptional high-quality services to international and national clients.”
Richard Foley, senior partner at Pinsent Masons said, “Our vision is to be recognised as an international market leader in the global sectors in which we operate. We have a long heritage in the Middle East having operated there for decades and established an office in the UAE in 2004. Formalising our relationship with SJ is the next step in our development in the region as it will enhance our offering to clients who operate in Saudi Arabia at such a dynamic time for the country.”