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Atif Mulla

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Atif Mulla

Atif Mulla

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Atif Mulla

Atif Mulla

Associate

Atif Mulla is a commercial lawyer based in Clyde & Co’s Riyadh office, with extensive Saudi Arabian commercial legal experience.

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Profile & Experience

Atif Mulla is a commercial lawyer based in Clyde & Co’s Riyadh office, with extensive Saudi Arabian commercial legal experience.

Regions covered
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Atif specialises in commercial law and has experience in advising on a variety of complex commercial matters, both contentious and non-contentious, across various sectors including corporate & commercial, construction & engineering, energy and natural resources, healthcare, infrastructure, trading, and marine.

Atif regularly advises both Saudi and international companies that conduct, or are interested in doing, business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on a broad range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial agency, foreign direct investment, project finance, and trade finance. Atif is also experienced in advising clients on cross-border disputes, as well as the enforcement of foreign awards in Saudi Arabia.

Atif has over a decade of Saudi Arabian commercial legal experience, having joined Clyde & Co from a highly reputable and consistently ranked Saudi Arabian law firm, where he co-headed the Dispute Resolution and Projects & Energy departments. 

Atif is qualified in England & Wales, having worked for several years in the City of London.

Experience
  • Commercial – Drafted a complex tailored Subcontract Agreement for the preeminent state construction company of China, in relation to the construction of affordable housing in Jeddah as subcontractor for a Saudi company.
  • Corporate - Lead Saudi Arabian counsel to the Sellers on the USD150 million acquisition of a leading MENA IT services provider by a listed Saudi Arabian entity. Led the team on, and completed, the vast and complex due diligence phase and ensuing DD Report.
  • Engineering & Construction company in its claims for USD25 million against its insurers, arising from non-payment of insurance monies in respect of claims related to its works completed on Saudi Arabia’s phosphate mines.
  • Corporate & Commercial – Counsel to a leading Kuwaiti investment management firm on its divestiture from a leading Saudi restaurant chain holding company.
  • Project Finance / Corporate – Lead Saudi Arabian Counsel to the Sponsors in the successful USD530 million restructuring of the project financing of three of Saudi Arabia’s largest gas-fired cogeneration power plants.
  • Project Finance / Corporate – Acting as Saudi Arabian Counsel to the Lenders on the USD600+ million financing of Shuqaiq-3 IWP, one of the largest desalination plants in Saudi Arabia.
  • Regulations (advisory & drafting) – Drafting the regulatory framework for the establishment of bespoke Courts, Tribunals and Dispute Resolution services for a Saudi Arabian Government Commission.
  • Corporate & Commercial – Counsel to a US-based global technology and defense company on its successful joint venture with a Saudi Arabian government-backed entity.
     
Sectors

Sectors

  • Commercial

  • Energy & Natural Resources

  • Healthcare

  • Infrastructure

  • Oil & Gas

Services

Services

  • Commercial

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Construction Disputes

  • Corporate

  • Corporate & Shareholder Disputes

  • Corporate Finance

  • E-commerce

  • Finance

  • Foreign Direct Investment

  • International Arbitration

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • PPP/PFI

  • Project Finance

  • Projects & Construction

  • Trade and Commodities Finance