Services We Provide

Our law firm provides the Saudi market with the best in class legal experience covering all legal areas and needs of our clients. In addition, we are able to provide further specific legal services through our relationship with leading local and international law firms.

We are confident in our ability to provide high-quality legal services to enable clients to achieve their objectives with confidence.

Capital Markets

Our team has leading experience in the fields of capital markets products and services, such as:

  •  Assisting local and international investors in the establishment of capital market institutions by CMA
  • Carrying out the processes for our clients to obtain CMA licenses, registration, and commencement of securities services.
  • Advising on investment funds, IPO, private placement, and Financial technology entities.
  • Assisting listed companies in the capital increase via a rights issue and continuing obligations under the Listing Rules.
  • Studying and drafting investment agreements and terms of business
  • Reviewing and advising the CMA licensed entities (capital market institutions) in their governance, and internal policies in compliance with Capital Market Law and its implementing Regulations.
  • Handling claims related to the CMA law before the CRSD

Legislation and Regulatory

SMA Law Firm advises regulators or governmental entities, including but not limited to:
  • assisting regulators and governmental entities in the assessment of laws and regulations
  • Reviewing and benchmarking current laws and regulations with best practices
  • Drafting legislation and regulations, rules, guidelines
  • Working with external parties to develop legislation and regulations.
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Corporate. Merger & Acquistion

Our Law Firm advises companies (nationally and internationally) on conducting their business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, our experience includes providing legal services on:
  • Establishing companies
  • legal services to foreign investors (establishing foreign investment companies, issuance of foreign investment licenses, agencies, and franchises under the Foreign Investment Law).
  • Corporate Governance and Restructuring.
  • Restructuring and converting companies from one type to another.
  • Franchise, Distribution, and Agency Agreements
  • Company Policies
  • Draft M&A and joint documentation
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • ongoing legal advice to companies

Banking, Finance and Insurance

We advise on matters related to other regulators such as SAMA (in banking, finance, insurance), MISA, MoC, etc. Our services include but are not limited to:
  • Reviewing finance and lending agreements 
  • Assisting clients with the issuance of bank and letters of guarantees
  • Reviewing finance and lending agreements
  • Legal advice on banking issues for banks, companies, institutions, or individuals
  • Reviewing insurance policies and claims 
  • Assisting in the licensing process and setup of new companies under the laws and regulations of SAMA 

Corporate Governance and Internal Policies

We provide best-in-class corporate governance services based on local applicable laws and in line with best national and international practices:
  •  Developing a governance framework
  • Preparing Board and Committees charters and governance policies that are required by regulators 
  • Legal Consultation related to governance, shareholders, and Board of Directors
  • Legal advice and drafting of constitutions and principles of governance for family businesses

Legal Advisory And Consultation

SMA law firm is flexible in its general advisory mandates and serves clients in all legal areas on either an ad hoc/case by case basis or periodic engagements. This enables our clients to have continuous legal support as and when required. The services include the following but are not limited to:
  • Providing legal advice related to the client’s businesses/commercial contracts, whether local or international. 
  • Representing our clients externally and attending meetings, and assisting our clients legally in their transaction negotiations- pre and post signing the deals.
  • Assisting our clients in all contractual matters and advising on investment vehicles(JVs).
  • Registering intellectual properties (i.e. trademarks and patents) with related governmental bodies.
  • Studying legal issues that may arise between shareholders and partners of the business and providing legal advice in that regard. 
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Dispute resolution and other legal services

  • Legal representation before courts, Committees, and Commissions
  • Settlement services by mediation and arbitration
  • Legal services related to the implementation of judgments, objection, and appeal of verdicts
  • Legal advisory on real estate development, Investment and leasing, and renting of properties