Abdallah Maher joins White & Case as a partner in Riyadh

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice with the addition of partner Abdallah Maher, who will join the Riyadh office.

"We see high demand from clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for corporate expertise as transactional activity there remains strong, driven by sovereign wealth fund investments and cross-border deals," said White & Case partner John Reiss, Head of the Firm's Global M&A Practice. "Abdallah's M&A experience across the Middle East will help us meet the needs of our clients in Saudi Arabia and in the broader region."

Abdallah has a strong record advising on high profile cross-border public and private M&A transactions in multiple sectors, including financial institutions, telecommunications companies and technology firms. Abdallah joins White & Case from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was counsel, and will be based in Riyadh in due course.

"Abdallah has over a decade of experience advising on M&A transactions in the Middle East and North Africa, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," said Waad Alkurini, White & Case Office Executive Partner in Riyadh. "His knowledge of Saudi corporate law and reputation and contacts in the Saudi Arabia market make him a valuable addition to our Riyadh office, which continues to go from strength to strength."

White & Case partner and Vice Chair Oliver Brettle said: "White & Case has been supporting clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since the 1950s and in December we established a direct presence in Saudi Arabia, 30 years on from our first association office in Riyadh. Topflight capability based in Saudi Arabia is essential to our ability to advise our international and domestic clients on their deals and disputes involving Saudi Arabia. Abdallah's addition strengthens our M&A capabilities and our financial institutions expertise in Saudi Arabia and the wider region."

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