Baker & McKenzie opens second office in Saudi Arabia
Global law firm Baker & McKenzie is to open an office in Jeddah, one of Saudi Arabia's primary commercial centres.
The office opens in association with Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners. Financial specialist Julie Alexander will relocate to Jeddah and divide her time between the firm's Bahrain office and the new associated office in Jeddah. Basel Barakat, who joined the practice in April this year, will also be based in the Jeddah office. ‘Legal Advisors and Baker & McKenzie have regularly advised a large number of Jeddah-based clients for many years from Riyadh and Bahrain,' say George Sayen and Ian Siddell, heads of the regional corporate and banking practices respectively. 'Together with Legal Advisors' long standing practice in Riyadh, this opening in Jeddah demonstrates our strong commitment to the Saudi Arabian market.’
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