Squire Sanders expands Middle East reach with Riyadh bolt-on

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  • "Khulaif Al-Enezee will be the firm’s Saudi relationship partner – a requirement for international firms operating in the Kingdom." - nonsense.
    "This is one of the first acquisitions of a Middle East law firm by a global legal practice and it demonstrates Squire Sanders’ long-term commitment to investing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." - srsly?
    This article thinks we're idiots and haven't figured out that more than 20 international firms operate in KSA through a variety of "associations" since only Saudi qualified lawyers are permitted to have an office.

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  • Ssshhhh
    Keep the myths alive. I know a few other supposedly global Saudi partners who would struggle to get a job at associate level on their merits - but we have to pretend they are fantastic - our jobs depend on it!

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  • So Squire Sanders has gone from having a tripartite arrangement between SSD, EKP and Al Enezee to having.....erm.....a tripartite arrangement between SSD, EKP and Al Enezee.......?? Bring on the day when Saudi Arabia implements its WTO obligations and allows lawyers to set up without the millstone of having a useless and over-remunerated sponsor who, with a handful of exceptions, wouldn't get a training contract let alone get a job as associate.

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  • In 6 months SS will announce it is closing its Riyadh operations if these guys are to be running the show. SS needs to focus and get lawyers in who can truly operate at a Western level in Saudi. I agree this is another joke.

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