CC opens in Saudi with team of 30

Clifford Chance has become the first international law firm to open up in Saudi Arabia - through a venture which is jointly owned with local lawyers.

Clifford Chance becomes the first international law firm to open in Saudi Arabia Daboost

The firm's 30 lawyers, including five partners, will be aided by a support team of 20. Two of the partners come from Saudi. These are Abdulaziz Al-Abduljabbar and Khalid Al-Abdulkareem. A statement from the Magic Circle firm says that the new practice is thought to be the largest legal private practice in the kingdom. The firm says: 'The transactional lawyers of Al-Jadaan & Partners Law Firm, with which Clifford Chance has had a cooperation agreement since 1998, have all been integrated into the Clifford Chance practice.' Source: Clifford Chance

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