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01 June 2014

Charles Russell signs association with Al-Soaib law firm in Saudi Arabia

This article was written prior to the formation of Charles Russell Speechlys, through the merger between Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham.

Charles Russell LLP is pleased to announce that we have agreed a formal association with Al-Soaib Law firm. Established in 1995, Al-Soaib is one of Saudi Arabia’s leading independent law firms, with offices in Riyadh and Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This association in Saudi Arabia is a key part of the expansion of the firm’s presence in the wider Gulf region. Charles Russell already has offices in Bahrain and Qatar and has an active Saudi practice. The firm has already worked with Al-Soaib on international and cross-border matters, with a particular focus on Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance, Litigation and Intellectual Property advice.

“The formalising of our relationship with Al-Soaib Law Firm further demonstrates our commitment to the region,” said Patrick Gearon, Head of Charles Russell’s Bahrain office. “Our story in the Middle East is one of growth, with over 20 lawyers now based in Bahrain and a team now also based in our new offices in Doha, a presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a natural next step and we are delighted to be able to team up with our friends at Al-Soaib.”

“We were actively looking for ways to team up with experienced legal experts from around the world” commented Mohammad Hamad Al-Soaib, Chairman of Al-Soaib Law Firm. “By exposing clients to multiple layers worldwide, we have formed a network of connections between our clients and our firm which benefits clients through building bridges between cultures. We believe that formalising our long-standing business association with Charles Russell will allow us to provide the highest levels of quality for our clients.”