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Corporate & Commercial Advisory

Corporate & Commercial Advisory

Shahrani Law Firm provides comprehensive advice and range of services to local and international clients on Commercial & Corporate matters. Shahrani Law Firm is winner of year 2010 of Corporate INTL Legal Award as Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Saudi Arabia.

Our teams service includes but not limited to:

  • Formation/ establishment of legal entities of all types: establishments, limited liability, closed shareholding companies, joint stock companies. Drafting Articles of Association, Bylaws, and Partners Resolutions, exit and entry of partners.
  • Company Law, M&A, restructuring, distressed companies/ assets, Islamic finance, dissolution, bankruptcy.
  • All issues related to Foreign Investment Licenses in KSA, including Tax advice.
  • We assist in Initial Public Offering (IPOs) and listing companies in bourse / financial market.
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts, and representing clients in contract negotiations locally in KSA and abroad.
  • Agency, Distribution and Franchising Agreements; we also register these contract officially in KSA.
  • Joint ventures and consortium formation Agreements.
  • MOUs, Strategic Alliance agreements, and Teaming agreements.
  • We review Business Models from legal perspective in order to ensure legal compliance and risk avoidance / mitigation /minimization.
  • Consumer protection issues.
  • Antitrust & Competition law issues; disputes including but not limited to private damages, commercial disputes and judicial reviews.
  • Cartels, merger control, and abuse of market dominant position. Sector regulation issues.
  • Intellectual Property, Patent, copy right and Trademarks registration, in KSA and GCC countries.
  • Debt recovery and collection of Accounts Receivables.
  • Litigation arising in connection with the performance of commercial contracts.
  • Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundry issues.
  • We have licensed business advisory unit which conducts feasibility studies on behalf of many clients. Working closely business and legal provides excellent results to our clients benefit.
  • Legal compliance, and risk avoidance / mitigation.
  • We advise on responsibility of company Executives and Board members.
  • Anti-corruption issues. Our team is very conversant with National Anti-Corruption Commission (NAZAHA) regulatory work.
  • Arranging Notarization and certified translations

Our team has long experience in local labour laws in KSA and GC, and keeps abreast of all changes to labor law. Our Clients benefit from comprehensive protection and flexible solutions in relation to labor law issues.

  • Drafting Work Contracts.
  • Drafting and officially approving Internal Work Regulations at Ministry of Labor.
  • Legal review of compliance of company internal labor policies.
  • Drafting incentive plans and talent retaining plans/ agreements.
  • Service Outsourcing contracts
  • Handling labour issues resulting from or during M&A, or during restructuring.
  • Pro-active advice in relation to Labour Law risks, especially as law and ordinances and directives changes /on way of changing.
  • Litigation at labor court(s) ( Preliminary and Higher commissions for settlement of labor disputes).
  • We assist employees against unfair dismissal; and reach solutions ensuring employee rights preservation.

In light of actual turn-over ratios, financial and human resources management plans of our Clients we provide our advice on optimal organization structure, which can secure long term survival, and talent retention. Our business division HP Consult's outstanding experience in corporate restructuring, and excellent financial and business acumen of its members, enables our Clients to benefit from innovative and economically feasible solutions, and structures which are characterized by being in line of lean management principles. Put it in our Clients' words they say that our teams involvement, support, and solutions gave them great insight into HR management and keeping budgets well met.

  • Organization structures and Comprehensive role(s) description drafting.
  • Managing and/or control the transformation from old to new organization structure.
  • Advise on ending employment in accordance with applicable law.

Our team is well versed with Mergers and Acquisitions at local and international level, and whether this relates to listed or non-listed companies. We support in financing of M& A in compliance with Islamic Sharia'h. We ensure compliance to laws, and meeting the governance requirements, especially to listed companies as per CMA regulations.

We conduct legal due diligence, draft and review all required legal documents and agreements, and coordinate with regulatory bodies to get all required approvals.

  • We advise on commercial agency relationships and provide unique commercial sponsorship opportunities for various business activities throughout the Kingdom.
  • We establish relationships between Saudi and GCC businesses and foreign businesses to forge strategic business partnership, Agency, Distributorship, and Franchise agreements, in addition to licensing to tier 1 partners, etc.
  • Our bi-lingual lawyers assist you in negotiating agreement deals with partner in KSA, GCC, Arab Countries, France, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Switzerland China, Taiwan, UK, and US. We handle the communications on behalf of our clients to reach best possible business terms.
  • Our success stories include Sony Computer Entertainment Inc), Matsushita Electric Works, LTD., International Air Transport Association (IATA), Lining Sports (Shanghai) Company Limited, No Ordinary Designer Label Ltd. t/a Ted Baker, Korea Ginseng Corporation, and others.
  • Our team provides comprehensive services covering the full range of company formation services, including the negotiation, drafting agreements, advise on implementation and interpretation of business agreements, foreign capital investment advice and services, licensing and ownership requirements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Handle end to end process for document compilation, application submittal, answering queries, preparing investment feasibility study and project schedule.
  • Fast Track application at SAGIA.
  • Advise on Tax issues and coordinate with recommended Auditors for proper Financial Reporting .
  • Full legal Protection for Foreign Partner in KSA .
  • Enhance the growth potential of the foreign investment through building proper network, and increasing opportunities for getting enough industry leads.

Shahrani Law Firm advises clients on their intended foreign investment/ expansion outside Saudi and GCC, especially in Arab Countries, France, Turkey, Germany, Austria, China, Taiwan, USA, UK, and Switzerland. We advise over the best form to choose, and make full legal risk analysis.

Shahrani Law firm has a special bureau for debts and problematic accounts receivable collection. The bureau's team members use professional and legal means to achieve best results.

  • Issuing warning letters, following with phone calls, conducting face to face meetings and negotiations with debtors, police reporting, and raising cases at court.
  • Enforcement of rights at concerned authorities.
  • Assets Tracing and Recovery
  • Advice on Zakat ( Islamic Tax on local Saudi business partner) and Tax reporting.
  • Tax All issues related to Foreign Investment Licenses in KSA, including Tax advice.
  • Advise on Tax issues and coordinate with recommended Auditors for proper Financial Reporting.
  • Advise on PE risks
  • Litigation at PZTC and HZTC
  • Administrative litigation for all tax issues.