Clifford Chance has seconded two senior lawyers to its Saudi partner firm Al Jadaan & Partners, in an attempt to strengthen its relationship with the Riyadh outfit.
Corporate and capital markets lawyer Omar Rashid and Paul Latto, a banking lawyer, have each been appointed co-heads of their respective practices together with Al Jadaan partners.
The lawyers, both counsel, are also joined by four associates from across the network. The magic circle firm and Al-Jadaan now have a total of 24 lawyers working between them in Riyadh.
The move follows regulatory partner Tim Plews’ secondment to Al Jadaan last year.
Plews said Clifford Chance was “very well placed to take advantage of the opportunities in Saudi Arabia as markets develop there over the next few years.”
Al Jadaan managing partner Mohammed Al-Jadaan said: “Our co-operation agreement with Clifford Chance is in its second decade and progressing well. I am delighted to see Clifford Chance increasing its commitment to us and to legal services in Saudi Arabia.