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Fenwick Elliott, Hammad & Al-Mehdar ink deal to join legal forces

Strategic alliance between legal powerhouses offers clients access to better construction, engineering and energy law advice

Fenwick Elliott, Hammad & Al-Mehdar ink deal to join legal forces [representational image]
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Fenwick Elliott, Hammad & Al-Mehdar ink deal to join legal forces [representational image]

Construction and energy law firm Fenwick Elliott has inked a new strategic alliance with Saudi Arabian law firm Hammad & Al-Mehdar as part of its plans to expand its footprint across the Middle East.

The collaboration between the two legal powerhouses will offer clients access to a higher level of local and focused construction, engineering and energy law advice, to meet the increasingly complex nature of projects across the kingdom, the firms said in a statement.

Operating out of Riyadh, Jeddah, and Khobar, the alliance will focus specifically on construction and energy law matters in the Kingdom.

Last month, the two legal firms hosted the first of many events on dispute resolution, the impact of the KSA and Islamic Law, and delay event analysis.

Commenting on the strategic alliance, founding partner at Hammad & Al-Mehdar, Adli Hammad, said: “Our clients will enjoy access to top level experts to tackle their complex legal issues, allowing them to continue focusing on their core business while having the peace of mind that their legal issues are handled by best-in-class lawyers.”

Partner at Fenwick Elliott, Toby Randle, added: "Vision 2030 presents a huge opportunity for Fenwick Elliott to play an active role in supporting one of the largest and most ambitious plans of exemplary construction, infrastructure and energy projects ever undertaken on the global stage.”

In 2015, Fenwick Elliott’s opened their first international headquarters in Dubai and acted for contractors on major projects including Palm Jumeirah and Dubai World Central. The firm will capitalise on increasing demand for its specialist services in Saudi Arabia and the UAE over the next 12-18 months.

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