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  1. 1. Hani Qurashi Law Firm in co-operation with Eversheds Hani Qurashi Law Firm in co-operation with Eversheds
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our clients </li></ul><ul><li>Hani Qurashi Law Firm </li></ul><ul><li>Eversheds </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf Awards </li></ul><ul><li>No 1 branded law firm </li></ul><ul><li>How we add value </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some of our clients
  4. 4. Hani Qurashi Law Firm <ul><li>Co-operation with Eversheds international law firm (April’09). </li></ul><ul><li>Offices: Riyadh & Jeddah </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyers qualified in Saudi Arabia, Middle East & UK. </li></ul><ul><li>Main practice areas : Corporate & Commercial , Foreign Investment , Litigation, Arbitration, Property & Maritime. </li></ul><ul><li>Recent work: </li></ul><ul><li>Representing clients in real estate lawsuit - SR 3 billion. </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate Development project in KSA - SR 1 billion. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hani Al-Qurashi – Managing Partner <ul><li>Gulf experience: 20 years (Saudi Arabia). </li></ul><ul><li>Clients: Large multinational companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice areas: Complex litigation and arbitration </li></ul><ul><li>(International & Domestic), M&A, Private Equity, JVs, IPOs, Corporate, Commercial, Islamic Finance. </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifying jurisdiction: Saudi Arabia. </li></ul><ul><li>Previous employment: Large US law firm for 6 years in Saudi Arabia.   </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dr. Saeed Ba Suhail – Senior Legal Advisor Dr. Ba Suhail joined the Firm in 2006. His main area of profession is providing legislation advice for prospective cases. He also prepares court documents including memorandum, drafts declarations, and files statement of claim and statements of defence . In addition, he drafts companies' establishment contracts as well he overseeing the firms judicial and linguistic requirements. Dr. Ba Suhail also communicates with local newspapers regarding law field and legislation issues. Waleed Amer – Senior Legal Advisor Mr. Amer’s main area of profession is in the field of commercial practises. He specializes in Saudi Companies and Labour Laws, in particular, drafting memorandums of understanding, company statutes, shareholders agreements, sales contracts, commercial agencies contracts and commercial licensing & distributorship contracts. Mr. Amer provides legal advice to Saudi and non-Saudi companies on different subjects of business law, including drafting legal opinions, due diligence.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Ismail Sidalani – Senior Legal Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Sidalani worked as a legal consultant for the Ministry of Commerce. He worked as a member judge in various committees for securities dispute settlement. He represented the ministry of commerce in Saudi judicial authorities, (General Court, Grievance Board). In addition to his input corporate contract drafts studies; he participated in studies pertaining to exclusive agency agreement drafts. Mr. Al Sidalani is a registered arbitrator at the Ministry of Justice. </li></ul><ul><li>Pia Khoury – Senior Legal Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Pia is a corporate finance and commercial lawyer who has worked in the Gulf region for five years. Pia has advised many industry sectors in relation to mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, funds, joint ventures, private equity and commercial transactions and has advised a variety of banks, private equity houses and corporate entities. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Eversheds <ul><li>Large international law firm : </li></ul><ul><li>540 partners </li></ul><ul><li>4,100 staff </li></ul><ul><li>2,000 legal advisers </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf presence : Riyadh, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi & Doha. </li></ul><ul><li>47 offices in major cities across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Five main practice areas : Company Commercial, Human Resources, Legal Systems, Litigation and Dispute Management and Real Estate. </li></ul><ul><li>Specialised sector areas : including food and drink, industrial engineering, biosciences and healthcare. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Chris Jobson – Managing Partner <ul><li>Qualifying jurisdiction: England & Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Previous employment: Eversheds </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf experience: 7 years (UAE & Qatar) </li></ul><ul><li>Clients: Companies in various industry sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Practice areas: </li></ul><ul><li>- Litigation & arbitration re international transportation and supply of goods and services, insurance & enforcement of arbitral awards. </li></ul><ul><li>- Non contentious re mortgages, security and ship finance. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Amjad Hussain - Partner <ul><li>Gulf experience: 7 years (UAE & Qatar) </li></ul><ul><li>Clients: Banks, Construction Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Practice areas: Head of Islamic Finance in the Gulf, Banking, Project Finance & Commercial. </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifying jurisdiction: England & Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Recent employment: Eversheds </li></ul>
  11. 11. Gulf Awards <ul><li>“ Best Law Firm in the Middle East & Africa Regions for Regulatory and Litigation & Dispute Management” - Reactions Annual Legal Survey 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Most innovative law firm” – Middle East, IFLR Awards 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>“ National Firm of the Year – Qatar” – Middle East, IFLR Awards 2008 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Where is Eversheds today? Source: Zephyr - EU deals up to €500m 1 Jan 2004 – 31 December 2008 EU corporate deals up to €500m 1. Clifford Chance 592 2. Eversheds 590 3. Linklaters 582 4. Allen & Overy 511 5. Freshfields 490
  13. 13. Our Brand No 1 law firm 2008 2009 2010 1 Linklaters (259) 2 Clifford Chance (296) 3 Eversheds (309) 4 Slaughter & May (347) 5 Freshfields (383) 1 Linklaters (227) 2 Clifford Chance (231) 3 Eversheds (241) 4 Slaughter & May (310) 5 Freshfields (314) 1 Eversheds (214) 2 Clifford Chance (225) 3 Linklaters (238) 4 Freshfields (282) 5 Slaughter & May (286)
  14. 14. Examples of Recent Gulf work <ul><li>Saudi based bank - Shariah compliant SR300 million project financing for construction of the three fifth generation satellites and one fourth generation (4AR) satellite. </li></ul><ul><li>Saudi based bank - Shariah compliant financing SR100 million, for meeting its working capital requirements and to part finance the goods. </li></ul><ul><li>Abdullah A. M. Al Khodari Sons Co – Saudi company’s IPO (advised financial adviser) </li></ul><ul><li>Qatari investors - $1 billion Shariah compliant private equity fund. </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar National Bank - real estate finance advice on its debt and equity investment in the £2 billion Shard of Glass development at London Bridge. </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf Bridge International on the $445m private placement of shares in the company and a major project across the Middle East. </li></ul>
  15. 15. How we can add value for You <ul><li>Full service offering </li></ul><ul><li>Our international network and ‘best-friend firms’ </li></ul><ul><li>Universal high level of quality </li></ul><ul><li>A single global client partner </li></ul><ul><li>Award winning project management – DealTrack </li></ul><ul><li>Bespoke client teams </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated international billing </li></ul>
  16. 16. Dealtrack Business context & objectives Transaction components Parties, advisers & client resources S cope Deal strategy Detailed project plan Client Review Finalised budget P lan Deal plan Due diligence Documentation Continuous review of budget & progress Negotiations E xecute Deal documents Completion meeting Announcements and notifications Post-completion matters Project debriefs C lose Done deal
  17. 17. <ul><li>Full service offering to clients includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Energy (oil and gas) </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial (commercial contracts, agency/distribution agreements, licensing) </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Litigation and dispute management </li></ul><ul><li>Human resources </li></ul><ul><li>Banking and finance (including Islamic banking and finance) </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate/M&A and joint ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>International projects and construction </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Real estate </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications </li></ul>
  18. 18. Banking & Finance Group Hani Qurashi Law Firm in co-operation with Eversheds has a very experienced and well established banking and finance team. We do the whole range of financing transactions. We have a vast resource able to deliver the most complex deals in the tightest timescales whilst priding ourselves on our partner lead service. In the current market we are needing to be creative and our ability to work closely across different disciplines is crucially important. Some of our key clients include: Al Salam Bank – HSBC – Tadhamon International Islamic Back – Kuwait Finance House – American Express
  19. 19. <ul><li>Our Commercial Business Group provides flexible support for day-to-day business needs as well as for transactions. The group understands the unique legal and business requirements of specific industrial sectors and who bring an international perspective that accommodates the increasingly common cross border nature of many deals and contractual matters such as: </li></ul><ul><li>joint ventures/transfer of assets and businesses </li></ul><ul><li>outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>distribution agreements </li></ul><ul><li>licensing arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>manufacturing and supply agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Some of our key clients include; </li></ul><ul><li>Next, Starbucks, Orange, Tyco, Boeing , TATA – Alesayi Motors </li></ul>Industrial / Commercial Group
  20. 20. Litigation Group Our group of specialist litigators helping to resolve any type of disputes through arbitration, litigation or mediation. The group handles complex litigation matters on behalf of our clients which include leading companies and individuals. The group has expertise in labor disputes, insurance, real estate, banking & finance, and insolvency litigations. Some of our key clients include; Ocarina Corporation, Solaiman El Khereiji Engineering Consultant, Al Banawi Industrial Group, International Centre for Commerce and Contracting, International Buildings Systems