Meshal Al Akeel Law Firm
We believe, to do business effectively in the Middle East, you need trusted advisers who are able to guide you through opaque processes common-place in the region. Our Firm has the technical, commercial and cultural capability, as well as the contacts in government and the business community, to help clients implement your commercial goals successfully.
Our strengths include:
40+ years in the Middle East: The Firm’s presence in the Middle East makes it one of the longest established law firms with offices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. We have a team of over 30 lawyers on-the-ground in KSA and the UAE with the majority being bilingual Arabic and English speakers who have helped clients navigate the regional legal and commercial landscape for over forty years. Leading Corporate expertise: Our leading corporate team advises clients across the region in all aspects of joint ventures, corporate, commercial, regulatory, and related activities. Our team has significant experience advising clients in connection with the formation of all types of KSA and UAE corporate entities, the licensing and qualification of foreign and GCC companies wishing to participate in and/or conduct business independently or through joint venture partnerships in KSA and the UAE, including structuring the rights and obligations of the shareholders and advising on the various management structures, interests and protection mechanisms to be put in place.
Strong track-record: Over 40 years on the ground in the region has given the Firm long-standing relationships with business communities and governments and an unrivalled understanding of the legal and business environment. Most of our Middle East partners have many years of experience on the ground and can bring to bear a wealth of local expertise and resources in ways that few other firms can.
RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
Ranked as one of the leading law firms in the Middle East by Chambers & Partners since 2009, and has been quoted as being, among other things: “… an excellent choice for local legal advice”;
“… immensely business-oriented, knowledgeable and efficient, with great attention to detail”.
The Firm is also a Legal 500 EMEA Leading Firm and is described as a
“consistently solid choice for corporate and commercial advice in Saudi Arabia”.
Moreover, the Firm’s attorneys are ranked as leading legal advisors by the following renowned publications and publishers of guides to the legal profession:
Dr. Meshal is US-educated and licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Justice whose practice concentrates primarily on all forms of disputes (litigation, arbitration and conciliation), regulatory and Islamic law matters. Dr. Meshal actively represents banks, construction and multinational companies in handling disputes before the Board of Grievances, Execution Courts, SAMA Committee and Labor Courts, as well as handling arbitration matters. Dr. Meshal also regularly advises major Saudi Arabian institutions and families, as well as multinational companies, on a variety of corporate, commercial and labor matters.
Dr. Meshal is accustomed to providing comprehensive advice and representation on contentious matters involving courts of all levels. Dr Meshal has built up solid relationships with business leaders, government and regulatory authorities in the Kingdom. These relationships, coupled with Dr. Meshal’s first-hand knowledge of working on complex and high value disputes puts him in a unique position to meet clients’ legal needs on the ground in Saudi Arabia.