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Company Secretarial

By |July 19th, 2013|

Come to us if you are looking to incorporate a new company / branch or are looking for a one stop shop for all matters relating to GOSI, SAGIA, MOCI, Labor, and the Passport Office. We are able to work out a cost-effective service for you, whether you retain us for a specific matter or sign up for our one stop annual package. We are here to reduce the amount of time senior management spends on administrative matters. Representative transaction of our team include the following: • Setup and launched more than 20 companies across diverse industry segments. • Managed legal activities for 70 companies in relation to corporate governance, risk mitigation, and regulatory compliance. • Provided general advice on insolvency matters, including different types, advice on director's liability and indemnities, and process of placing a company into liquidation. • Advised on shares issues such as: increasing share capital, reducing share capital, division, consolidation, and redistribution of shares. • Conveyed expertise on directors’ and shareholders’ powers, explaining to the board the individual strength of directors and what business functions should be met at the board level and shareholder level.   advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly certainly one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my 20+ years career fantastic business acumen and genuine enthusiasm creativity and foresight [...]

In house Counsel

By |July 19th, 2013|

In-house counsels are often under a huge amount of stress and pressure to perform, and sometimes need to have the ability to meet or pick up the phone to discuss their issues and concerns. We provide a service where we can provide a One 2 One discussion sessions to consider the issues, threats, and opportunities that in-house counsel face from time to time. Representative transaction of our team include the following: • Mentored and counselled internal staff on decision to join a law firm; also advised in house counsel on managing internal conflict with executives. • Proved vital in drafting legal manual and internal processes, developing risk strategies, and defining risk modelling plans. • Helped define and execute recruiting strategies for senior legal staff. • Provided day to day counselling for in-house counsel.   OUR CORE VALUES Our services is built on the core values of honesty, integrity, trust and mutual respect. whatever the nature of your business we hold these ideas as integral to our vision.We fully appreciate and understand our success is dependent on you being successful and accordingly, our aim is to work with you in partnership, and for us to mutually share in each others success. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly certainly one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my 20+ years career [...]

Dispute Resolution

By |July 19th, 2013|

We have been recommended for our “great strategic grasp on a situation,” and our “dedication and persistence,” qualities that make us “particularly effective” when negotiating on behalf of our clients. We have been noted for, and have been welcomed for our “courtesy and professionalism” in difficult circumstances to get you the “commercial results” that you want. Representative transaction of our team include the following: • Advised on multi-jurisdictional investment litigation involving complex legal and regulatory issues. • Provided overall risk assessments on equity and non-equity based transactions for company directors and evaluated the significance of re-financing a PFI project. • Advised the Plaintiff on the litigation of principle and prevention of loss of revenue in excess of millions of dollars each year. • Helped several clients prevents losses of £150K-£500K; customers included banks, government agencies, hotel construction, and franchises. • Completed several pro-defendant based litigation pieces of work. OUR CORE VALUES Our services is built on the core values of honesty, integrity, trust and mutual respect. whatever the nature of your business we hold these ideas as integral to our vision.We fully appreciate and understand our success is dependent on you being successful and accordingly, our aim is to work with you in partnership, and for us to mutually share in each others success. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly certainly one [...]

Mediation

By |July 19th, 2013|

Our CEO is a trained mediator, we work to diffuse the conflict between the parties and focus their energies toward addressing the parties concerns by focusing on positivity. We have been commended on our “willingness to give due consideration to any comments and propose practical solutions.” Our neutral yet persistent dedication leads us to help you find mutually acceptable solutions and critically give you a non-biased platform to work out your differences. Representative transaction of our team include the following: • Resolved internal management conflict between senior members of staff. • Managed mediation with a major automotive manufacturer. • Dealt with the mediation of dispute with a contractor for the provision of services. • Regularly mediated and negotiated disputes between service providers and contractors.   OUR CORE VALUES Our services is built on the core values of honesty, integrity, trust and mutual respect. whatever the nature of your business we hold these ideas as integral to our vision.We fully appreciate and understand our success is dependent on you being successful and accordingly, our aim is to work with you in partnership, and for us to mutually share in each others success. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly certainly one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my 20+ years career fantastic business acumen and genuine enthusiasm creativity and [...]

Islamic Banking and Finance

By |July 19th, 2013|

Our Islamic Banking and Finance capability has been described as “well beyond the ready-made, one-size-fits-all Islamic solutions.” We care about the work that we do and will guide you to develop products and services that are likely to stand the test of time. The demand for Islamic Banking and Finance products will only continue to increase; success will only however be for those who are willing to leave the past transactions behind and those who focus on substance over form. Let us work together for mutual success. Representative transaction of our team include the following: • Prepared Islamic Finance documents in connection with a $10B Ijara-based Islamic financing a downstream petrochemical complex. • Created Ijara-based Islamic Finance document in connection with a major development project in the holy city of Makkah that was valued at $750M. • Advised a consortium on the Qurayyah Independent Power Project 1 for building a facility to generate approximately 1800MW of electricity. • Counselled on restructuring and correcting erroneous Shariah documentation drafted by opposing counsel, requiring a complete overhaul and redrafting for a facility valued in excess of SR1.2 Billion. • Advised on the Rabigh Independent Power Project for building of an approximately 1,200 MW power plant. • Guided the Riyadh Independent Power Project P11 for the development of a plant with approximately 1,729 MW power generation capacity. • Proved vital to the restructuring and refinancing of a major petrochemical company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. • Advised on a $326M multicurrency project with cost overrun funding facilities structured as an Islamic commodity-backed Murabaha. • Instrumental in the restructuring and renegotiation of key terms to extend existing facilities and gain approval for contract extensions related to the construction of [...]

Project Finance

By |July 19th, 2013|

We have been noted as “an excellent legal advisor, especially in Islamic project finance” and our attention to detail has been noted as “incredible.” We will work with you to quickly identify the key issues that actually affect the success of a project as opposed to matters that ultimately will not make a commercial difference. Let us put a team of experts together, and observe as we work seamlessly with you. Representative transaction of our team the following: • Advised a consortium of the Qurayyah Independent Power Project 1 on building a facility to generate approximately 1800 MW of electricity. • Reviewed and advised on PFI Projects Agreements, Security Documents, Collateral Agreements and Interfacing Agreements. • Counselled, structured, and drafted BOT / BOO-based project in connection with a demilitarization facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. • Served as Lead Project Assistant for the MWDA (http://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk), one of the UK’s largest ever PFI Projects in the waste sector. • Advised and contributed to other major PFI projects that include: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) PFI with Land Securities Trillium (LST), STEPS (The Strategic Transfer of Estate to the Private Sector – a PFI initiative with HMRC), Sheffield City Council PFI, and Walsgrave PFI Hospital, Coventry. • Delivered exceptional legal council on the London Underground PPP. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly [...]

Corporate

By |July 19th, 2013|

Whether you are looking to sell your business or to acquire a business, or indeed wish to raise additional funds through an IPO/Rights Issue, we can guide you in a way that regulators will assist you with what you want to achieve. We are noted for our ability by clients to get issues “resolved within a very short time” and “with the results” that our clients want. Representative transaction of our team include the following: • Led due diligence on the £4B acquisition and refinance of ISS by Goldman Sachs in the UK; reviewed and presented to the board of directors all finance documents. • Advised on and drafted an amendment agreement for waste water services in the central region of Saudi Arabia. • Facilitated sales of companies for consideration value of €40M and €29M while also completing several business sales and due diligence on multiple acquisitions. • Renegotiation of SPA due to advice. • Generated a group-wide policy change on due-diligence requirement. OUR CORE VALUES Our services is built on the core values of honesty, integrity, trust and mutual respect. whatever the nature of your business we hold these ideas as integral to our vision.We fully appreciate and understand our success is dependent on you being successful and accordingly, our aim is to work with you in partnership, and for us to mutually share in each others success. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with [...]

Legal Training

By |July 19th, 2013|

Our CEO is a fully certified trainer, if you are a law firm, in-house team, or a business and require training on any aspect of the law, discuss your requirement with us and we will create a bespoke training that could be catered for a One 2 One training session up to a fully fledged training conference. Representative transaction of our team include the following: • Provided training on Islamic finance. • Led training on legal risk management strategies and on legal/commercial negotiation strategies. • Managed training on basic and advanced contract law issues. • Provided regular training on legal, commercial, negotiations, dispute resolution, and management issues while at ISS. OUR CORE VALUES Our services is built on the core values of honesty, integrity, trust and mutual respect. whatever the nature of your business we hold these ideas as integral to our vision.We fully appreciate and understand our success is dependent on you being successful and accordingly, our aim is to work with you in partnership, and for us to mutually share in each others success. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly certainly one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my 20+ years career fantastic business acumen and genuine enthusiasm creativity and foresight experience and confidence genuinely lovely person well-thought legal advice and is [...]

Commercial

By |July 19th, 2013|

Our Commercial practice has been noted as being “very diligent, energetic and innovative,” and that we are “very focused on the issue,” and that we deliver “strong commercial results.” So whether you need assistance with an agreement related to services, goods, agency, employment, real estate or any other form of commercial arrangement, let us know, we will provide you timely and effective commercial advice. Representative transaction of our team include the following: • Directed structuring of a major oil service provider’s supply contracts and business requirements for a leading oil drilling company’s inter-company relationships. • Counselled a consortium on Al Kharj and Sudair concession contract for construction, management, operation, and maintenance of potable water, industrial, irrigation, sanitary, and industrial water drainage facilities. • Structured a $200M real estate fund, including drafting underlying documents. • Negotiated and structured cross-border JV agreement covering all GCC countries in relation to a fast food business. • Restructured a construction project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and redrafted related agreements. • Advised on and drafted an amendment agreement for waste water services in the central region of Saudi Arabia. • Handled joint venture agreements, prepared sales and purchase agreements for acquisitions and divestures, advised on financial assistance and white wash procedures, and carried out commercial matters for ISS. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly certainly one [...]

Peer and Client Review

By |July 19th, 2013|

“Siraj and I started out as attorney and client respectively; however now we are also friends, testament to his ability to build long lasting relationships. Siraj’s advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline. Highly recommended.” Director of Administration & Government Relations - Global Industrial Giant - Client “Siraj is currently assisting us with a project in Saudi. Until he came on board were were experiencing difficulties and delays with the respective authority. Once Siraj took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required. Siraj is a true professional and I would recommend his services to others.” Company Secretary Strategic Consultants - Client “A potentially difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly. A recommended partner for the future.” Director Islamic Products UK – Counter Party “I had the pleasure to work with Siraj acting as our legal counsel in a complex financial transaction. I am delighted to endorse him, as he is certainly one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my 20+ years career.” President UAE Conglomorate - Client “If you need a business partner with fantastic business acumen and genuine enthusiasm, choose Siraj. If you’re looking for a spark of creativity and foresight, choose Siraj. If you seek a business partner with experience and confidence, choose Siraj. If you want to work with a genuinely lovely person, choose Siraj. No ifs, no buts. Choose Siraj.” Group Vice President, Finance, Saudi Busniness Conglomorate - Client “Siraj works well with his clients providing well-thought legal advice and is highly professional.” Head of Structured Finance [...]