Clyde & Co continues rapid expansion in Saudi Arabia with new corporate partner appointment

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Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the hire of corporate commercial lawyer Mohammed Almarzouki as a partner in its Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Mohammed will be based in the firm's Riyadh office and is joining Clyde & Co's Global Corporate & Advisory practice.

Clyde & Co continues rapid expansion in Saudi Arabia with new corporate partner appointment

Mohammed is a highly regarded corporate partner and advises family businesses, investors, and corporations on M&A, JVs, capital markets and general corporate advisory matters. He is a licensed lawyer in Saudi Arabia, a qualified attorney in the State of New York, and a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. Prior to joining Clyde & Co, Mohammed co-founded Alzawawi and Almarzouki Law Firm in Jeddah. He has also worked for Allen & Overy in the UK, Khoshaim & Associates in Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA).

Sara Khoja, chair of Clyde & Co's MEA Board, says: “Mohammed’s appointment is the latest milestone in the expansion of our on-the-ground corporate offering in Saudi Arabia. I am very pleased to welcome Mohammed directly following the recent appointment of Riyadh corporate partner Anas Alswailem.”

In the last 18 months, the firm has bolstered its 24-strong MEA corporate partner group with the hire of Mohamed Barakat, Sameh Dahroug, Mostafa Elsakaa, Amalia Lui, Gasant Orrie and Chadi Salloum, and the promotion to partner of Roshanak Bassiri Gharb

Naji Hawayek, partner and head of Clyde & Co’s corporate practice in the Middle East comments: "It is great to have Mohammed on board.  Mohammed has extensive experience advising multinationals and large family businesses operating in Jeddah, and he will play a key role in assisting us in bolstering our corporate capabilities across Saudi Arabia."

Mohammed Almarzouki comments: "It is an exciting time to join Clyde & Co and I see significant synergies between my practice and ambitions of my new colleagues. The legal landscape in Saudi Arabia continues to evolve, and there is a greater need for reliable and innovative legal advice. I look forward to working closely with the team and assisting our international and domestic clients."

Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the Middle East and Africa, with over 80 partners and over 490 staff on the ground providing a full-service combination of local and international specialists across key business sectors and practice areas. 

Clyde & Co’s global Corporate & Advisory practice supports a wide range of clients on all aspects of corporate finance, including capital dealings, market listings, transactions, M&A, disposals and restructuring, and providing cross-border expertise in both mature and emerging markets. The firm’s experience spans major sectors such as education, healthcare, hospitality, technology, marine, transport, energy, construction, commodities and insurance.