Saudi Arabia's capital markets regulations are some of the most sophisticated and well developed capital markets regulations in the Middle East.  Our capital markets practice advises domestic and multinational corporates and investment banks in relation to their activities and operations in Saudi Arabia.  The practice covers:

·          equity capital markets

·          debt capital markets (conventional and Islamic)

·          derivatives (including equity linked products)

·          securitisations and structured finance.

We have regular contact with Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority (CMA) and we work closely with Herbert Smith's leading UK and US law securities practice to provide international legal advice to issuers and underwriters on a variety of capital markets transactions.  Our Islamic finance specialists have advised on a number of market-first Shari'ah compliant capital markets transactions including the first fully limited recourse sukuk structure and Shari'ah compliant securitisation structures. 

Combining our understanding of Saudi Arabia's capital markets and the applicable regulations with Herbert Smith's experience on major international transactions means that we can provide our clients with a seamless service on domestic and international securities offerings (debt and equity) and takeovers consistent with international best practices.