Reem Albakr

Associate, Riyadh

Biography

Overview

Reem Albakr is an associate in The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan, with which White & Case practices in cooperation in Saudi Arabia.

Reem specializes in corporate and securities matters, in particular mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and debt conversions. She regularly advises clients on corporate, Saudi regulatory, capital markets and employment matters. Reem also advises Saudi government entities in relation to its projects. Reem has experience in advising on multijurisdictional corporate restructuring and foreign investment mandates.

Reem is a Saudi Arabian–law qualified lawyer. Reem speaks both English and Arabic with native fluency, and is able to negotiate and draft legal documents in both languages.

Bars and Courts
Saudi Arabia
Education
Master of Laws (LLM)
Georgetown University
LLB
Prince Sultan University
Languages
Arabic
English

Experience

Representation of the shareholders of Ma'arif Holding Company for Education and Training (the largest owner and operator of private schools in Saudi Arabia) in relation of the sale of 100 percent of their shareholding to GEMS Education and Hassana Investment Company.

Representation of a Saudi mobile telecommunications operator in connection with its entry into a football sponsorship and broadcast rights agreement with a broadcaster in relation to the Saudi premier football league.

Representation of the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) on the debt conversion of its subsidiaries of US$796 million.

Representation of the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) on its US$5 billion rights issuance.

Representation of the Saudi Aramco in relation a number of its joint ventures.

Representation of the shareholders of a Saudi company in the Food Industry on the sale of some of their shareholding for SAR 107 million.

Representation in connection with the first CMA approved debt conversion matter of SAR 367 million.

Representation of the Saudi Aramco in relation to its bylaws related to becoming a joint stock company.

Representation of BAE Systems reorganization of its portfolio of interests in a number of industrial companies in Saudi Arabia and a reorganization of its joint venture agreements with its existing partners.

Representation of the Diaverum group of the 50% stake in the Diaverum Arabia Company Limited from the Nazer group.

Representation in connection with a financing arrangement for an amount of SAR 250 million for a real estate company.

Representation in connection with merger and acquisition matters related to the sectors of food and beverage, education and industrial.