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White & Case and the Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan Advise MDL Beast on Landmark Riyadh Music Festival

Global law firm White & Case LLP, in cooperation with the Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan, has advised MDL Beast on the MDL Beast Festival in Riyadh.

"This was a first of its kind music festival for Saudi Arabia and coincides with the Government's 2030 efforts to develop the entertainment sector," said White & Case partner Megren Al-Shaalan, who co-led the Firm's deal team. "We advised MDL Beast on a wide range of deals to ensure the festival's success, including contracts with artists, ticketing agencies and constructions companies, demonstrating our breadth of expertise for large-scale and multifaceted events."

The MDL Beast Festival, which included electronic music, performing arts and culinary craft, took place from 19th to 21st December 2019. Over 450,000 visitors attended, enjoying music and performances across five stages from international musicians, DJs and artists, alongside emerging Saudi talent.

The White & Case and Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan team which advised MDL Beast was led by partners Doug Peel, Megren Al-Shaalan and Ivan Paskal (all Riyadh) and included counsel James Rimmer (Riyadh), associate Mohamed Hassan (Dubai) and lawyer Nawaaf Alawaad (Riyadh).

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