Below are some of the services that augment Alkhunaizi Law Firm Areas of Practice
Commercial Financial Services: We represent both lenders (financial institutions and other lenders) and commercial borrowers in public and private debt financings, both to fund transactions, as well as ongoing company capital needs. Our practice includes senior and mezzanine financing, secured transactions, securitization and derivatives, real estate financing, credit enhancements, and workouts and other distressed credit matters.
Corporate Finance/Securities: We provide legal counsel to issuers, underwriters, buyers, and sellers of securities in the full range of securities offerings, corporate financing transactions, business combinations, and other transactions. These transactions run the gamut from traditional registered public offerings and private placements to shelf offerings, registered block trades, exchange offers, buybacks, and crowd-funding. On an ongoing basis, we represent public companies and their officers, directors, and significant shareholders on all aspects of their compliance with CMA and stock exchange requirements, shareholder communications, and other regulatory compliance matters.
Commercial Contracting: Our team is well-versed in all aspects of commercial contracting and supply chain issues. We work with businesses to structure, negotiate, and document business agreements to advance their short- and long-term business goals. Our experience includes procurement, outsourcing, CMA and MOC compliance, e-commerce, intellectual property, technology protection, licensing and transfer, data protection, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, and other legal issues impacting global marketing. Our clients also turn to us for dispute resolution when contract partners disagree or fail to perform.
International Business: Our team supports our Saudi and GCC clients going abroad, as well as our foreign-based clients in the Saudi Arabia and the GCC. Our international business attorneys provide a full range of international corporate, transactional, and immigration law services that include forming, merging, purchasing, and selling a variety of international entities across a wide range of global industries. We also help clients with international tax and cash repatriation issues, corporate governance matters, international audits and governmental investigations, international fraud and employment issues, antitrust issues, and a host of other complex multijurisdictional matters.
Investment Management: We maintain a proven track record in the four key areas of investment management: investment adviser and broker-dealer formation; mutual fund and hedge fund formation; ongoing regulatory compliance, including compliance system design and evaluation; and acquisitions and firm sale strategies. We regularly assist our clients in regulatory compliance, as well as in related disputes or controversies.
Investor Services: Our team counsels institutional and other significant investors on their investment transactions, including private fund investments, secondary fund transfers, institutional private placements, investment management agreements, investment policies, derivatives, and other investment products and special investments.
Mergers and Acquisitions: Our mergers & acquisition practice partners with strategic buyers and sellers, public and private companies, private equity firms, family-owned businesses, venture capital funds, management teams, boards and board committees, investment bankers, lenders and other interested parties to assist in all aspects of strategic transactions. We have extensive experience representing parties across a myriad of industries on all sides of the table in public and private mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations, divestitures, spinoffs and carve outs, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, joint ventures and other transactions.
Private Equity/Venture Capital: We work with clients at every phase of the investment cycle, from acquiring or providing early “seed” or “angel” capital to investments in established businesses and industries. Our services include advice on private investments, leveraged and management buyouts, recapitalizations, subordinated debt/mezzanine financing, business formation and tax-effective investment structures, formation of investment funds, exit strategies, equity rights and transfer restrictions, and follow-on investments.
Privately Held Businesses: We provide counsel to privately held and family-owned enterprises and their owners, including planning and forming new businesses; structuring relationships among owners and management; advising and assisting management on day-to-day operational and business matters; planning and coordinating reorganizations, restructurings, and recapitalizations; advising on executive compensation plans and arrangements; advising on management and shareholder legal issues; tax, estate, and gift planning; and other shareholder matters, including stock restriction agreements and buy/sell agreements. Our lawyers have exceptional experience addressing the unique legal and business challenges faced by family businesses, including managing generational differences, family-member relationships, business succession, tax, estate and gift planning, corporate governance, structuring, and decisionmaking.
Corporate Governance & Compliance: Our team assists public and private companies of all sizes in a wide variety of governance-related and compliance-related matters, including revision of board and committee charters and other governance documents and codes of conduct for officers, directors, employees, and other constituencies; risk management; executive compensation policies and practices; director and officer fiduciary duties; whistleblower systems and internal investigations; regulatory compliance; shareholder proposals and concerns of the institutional investor community; and insider trading and short-swing profit compliance programs.
Emerging Growth Companies: We represent growth companies through their entire business lifecycle, from formation, through rounds of financing, to commercialization, to IPO or acquisition. Our team seamlessly combines cutting-edge experience in a wide range of technology fields with a broad array of legal services to help attract and retain the human and financial resources for growing a business.
Franchising: Our team engages in the full range of matters pertaining to both domestic and international franchising and distribution. We provide experienced counsel in the myriad and complex issues associated with establishing and growing a franchise business, and we put our franchising clients in a position to succeed by proactively seeking to understand and help achieve their businesses goals. We pride ourselves on doing this cost-effectively through our industry knowledge, experience, and cost structure.
Government Affairs Compliance: We help a wide range of clients comply with the countless laws regulating their involvement in the political process, including lobbying, ethics, campaign finance, and anti-corruption matters arising locally, at the GCC level, and in the Middle East.
Tax: We provide consulting on taxation for international investors in Saudi Arabia and the GCC as well as to local clients planning to operate internationally.
Antitrust and Trade Regulation: Our lawyers provide a broad range of domestic and international antitrust and trade regulation advice in various contexts, including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures or other alliances; distribution agreements; resale price maintenance; customer and territorial restrictions; noncompetition agreements and restrictive covenants; and criminal and civil claims and investigations by private and governmental entities.