With a fresh and modern approach to the legal industry, the founders of El-Khoury & Partners Legal Counsel (EKP) came together to promote and sustain their shared values and professional goals. EKP was created by a team of energetic and well-experienced lawyers who decided to gather their resources and expertise to build up a regional law firm meeting opportunities and challenges of emerging Middle Eastern markets.
One of the greatest assets of our firm is that our attorneys have worked together on projects and structured regional business arrangements in numerous Gulf and Middle Eastern jurisdictions, and gained a common legal expertise and business knowledge combined with the ability to provide easy access to the business community in the region. Our firm has strong ties in the region, and can easily navigate among the various regional legal regimes.
Following a long-term relationship in Saudi Arabia between our Managing Partner and Squire Sanders, Al-Enezee in Riyadh has formally joined Squire Sanders’ Independent Law Firm Network to provide integrated services throughout the Middle East and globally for clients based in this region. This integrated cooperative relationship between Al-Enezee and Squire Sanders presents a unique combination which provides our clients throughout the region with sophisticated services of the highest international industry standards tailored to the local market needs, trends and legal environment. Through this association, we offer clients the comprehensive expertise of more than 1500 lawyers through a network of 48 strategically located offices and other independent network firms worldwide.
Al-Enezee Legal Counsel's association with Squire Sanders has resulted in a combined team of lawyers and partners providing integrated services across the Middle East region. Kevin Connor, who led Squire Sanders' expansion to Eastern Europe in the 1990's heads the Middle East operations.
Our Middle East practice group provides seamless service across the region and represents the optimal combination of local presence, language capacity, cultural sensitivity and sophisticated international legal experience and capabilities to achieve our clients’ business goals.
Clients can expect quality solution-driven legal services to support your business anywhere across the region and around the globe.
We represent a diverse mix of regional and international clients from Fortune 100 clients to privately held enterprises, and from emerging companies to mature conglomerates, as well as public entities and governmental bodies.
Together we have handled matters throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen. We know the region, we know the issues and we know the players. All of our lawyers respect and understand the cultural nuances of doing business in the Middle East.
We advise our clients on a full range of issues including:
• Infrastructure (Energy, Pipelines, Telecommunications and Transportation)
• Mergers, Acquisitions and other Corporate transactions
• Establishment of Local Offices, Agency and Franchise Operations
• Business Restructuring and Family Business Succession Planning
• Contracts and Joint Ventures
• Real Estate and Hospitality, Project Development, Construction and Engineering
• Banking (including Islamic Banking), Financial Services, Securities and Bonds
• Industrial Investment
• Taxation, Customs and Duties
• Intellectual Property, Media, Licensing and Technology Transfer
• International Trade
• Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals
• Public Finance, Public Sector Procurement and Privatization
• Regulatory and Legislative Issues
• Environmental, Health and Safety
• Labor, Employment and Immigration
• Litigation, Arbitration and International Dispute Resolution
Our lawyers are committed to providing timely, high-quality, solution-driven services to achieve exceptional and innovative results. Their acquired know-how, coupled with Squire Sanders’ international capabilities, provide a highly qualified network specialized in virtually all local and global aspects of the law. Most importantly, we provide clients with tailored solutions to meet their local needs.
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