Doug Peel

Partner, Riyadh


“Middle East Managing partner of the year”
International Financial Law Review, 2017


Doug Peel is White & Case’s Head of the Middle East, leads our Saudi Arabia practice and is a member of our Project Development and Finance practice. 

Doug is seconded to The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan, with which White & Case practices in cooperation in Saudi Arabia. Doug has been based in Riyadh since 2012 and has led teams on a number of pioneering and award-winning transactions, including advising Saudi Arabian government ministries on projects in a range of sectors; representing a major Saudi Arabian oilfield services company on M&A, joint venture, corporate governance and other matters; and supporting Saudi Arabia’s National Industrial Clusters Development Program in its drive to diversify the Saudi economy.

Doug is one of White & Case’s most-traveled partners, with insights for clients derived from his experience in White & Case’s New York, Istanbul, Jeddah, London, Moscow, Singapore and Abu Dhabi offices and associated office in Riyadh.

He also spent three years in the Office of General Counsel of the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
England and Wales
McGill University
BA (Hons)
Dalhousie University


Saudi TAQA, ongoing
Doug advises TAQA on M&A, joint venture, corporate governance and other matters.

Saudi government ministries, ongoing
Doug advises a number of Saudi government ministries and agencies on projects in a range of sectors.

National Industrial Clusters Development Program, ongoing
Doug advises the NICDP on major projects and provides support to NICDP's Board.

Awards and Recognition

Chambers Global, 2017
"Very professional and very dedicated."

Chambers & Partners, Global 2014
"Very experienced, efficient and effective."