Monday 19, June 2017 by Georgina Enzer

Clyde & Co expands its corporate practice in Saudi Arabia with new partner hire

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of Glenn Lovell as Partner in its corporate practise in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Glenn joins from King Wood Mallesons (KWM) where he was also a Partner. He has been based in Saudi Arabia since 2008 and he has built up a broad client base and sound knowledge of local legal matters, resulting in him being a ranked Saudi Arabia lawyer in Chambers & Partners 2016 and a recommended lawyer in Legal 500. 

"I am delighted to welcome a renowned specialist of Glenn's calibre to the team. Having Glenn on board will significantly contribute to the firm's continued growth in the Saudi market and will also create new opportunities for our corporate practise in line with the Saudi government's Vision 2030 Plan," said Abdulaziz Albosaily, managing partner of Clyde & Co's office in Riyadh. 

Having been instrumental in the setting-up of two firms in Saudi Arabia, Glenn has gained a considerable amount of expertise in areas such corporate structuring, corporate commercial, banking and finance, and capital markets. Glenn has also been involved in many matters related to direct foreign investment with the licencing and establishment of foreign investment vehicles.

"I'm thrilled to be joining one the marketing-leading firms in the Middle East. Clyde & Co has an outstanding reputation for corporate matters in the region and it will provide me with the perfect platform to further grow my practice," said Commenting on the move to Clyde & Co, Glen.  

Glenn is being joined by senior associate Ahmed Mahomed, also from KWM, who has worked with Glenn since 2012.

Clyde & Co has operated in Saudi Arabia since 2009, and is now the only international law firm which has a fully integrated office in Saudi Arabia, offering a wide range of legal services across all sectors to Saudi and international clients, private individuals and entities.

Clyde & Co has forged a reputation as a go-to firm for M&A and JV transactions across the Middle-East, with the largest corporate practise in the region with 20 partners and over 70 experienced lawyers. Clyde & Co has assisted clients in realising their investments, gaining access to new markets through organic growth/strategic acquisitions and in achieving their corporate objectives for more than 25 years in its key focus sectors of insurance, education, energy, healthcare and defence & security. Clyde & Co was recently named Middle East Pharma, Medical & Biotech Legal Advisor of the Year at the Mergermarket M&A Awards 2017. Today, Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the GCC with over 45 partners and 300 staff, operating in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, Doha in Qatar and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, providing a full-service of local specialists in commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, international arbitration, finance & banking, projects & construction, real estate, and regulatory & investigations.

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