Megren Al-Shaalan

Partner, Riyadh

Biography

Overview

Megren Al-Shaalan is a partner in our global Mergers & Acquisitions group. He is also the founder and managing partner of The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan.

Megren previously held the position of Senior Legal Advisor at the Royal Court in Saudi Arabia. There, his experience included providing legal and regulatory advice on various matters relating to Vision 2030 and the related government initiatives. 

Megren's experience also includes working on high-profile finance, corporate and capital markets transactions in Saudi Arabia, including advising financiers in prominent financial restructurings, issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions such as IPOs and issuance of Sukuk, and international and Saudi investors on corporate transactions. 

Bars and Courts
Saudi Arabia
Education
Master of Law
Michigan State University College of Law
Languages
English
Arabic

Experience

Providing legal, regulatory and governance advice on various matters relating to Vision 2030 and the related government initiatives. 

Leading the legal teams overseeing the regulatory and governance structuring of NEOM, the Red Sea Project and Qiddiya Project, all of which are Giga Projects owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as managing the day-to-day legal affairs of the relevant entities during incubation.

Drafting the regulation establishing the Strategic Management Office (SMO) at the Counsel of Economic and Development Affairs and supporting the SMO in relation to its day-to-day legal needs.

Leading the efforts in drafting a number of regulations establishing government entities such as the Royal Commission of Makkah and the Holy Sites, the Royal Commission of Al-Ula, the Royal Reserves and the Royal Airlines and addressing legal and regulatory issues relating thereto.

Advised international and major local investors in relation to incorporation of companies in Saudi Arabia involving various laws such as the companies law, foreign investment law, commercial agencies law and others. 

Providing on-the-ground experience with various governmental bodies and authorities in Saudi Arabia.
 

*  Matters prior to joining White & Case