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Mohammed is an independent legal counsel and the founder of the Law Office of Mohammed Al Ammar which has been exclusively working in cooperation with King & Spalding LLP in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2006. Mohammed works closely with the corporate, projects and fund practice teams of King & Spalding LLP in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on regional matters.

Mohammed  advises various segment of regional and international clients in relation to investment in the GCC countries and other commercial and real estate matters (focusing on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates). Clients include Cravia Group; General Dynamics; Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare; Nazer Group; Al Rajhi Capital; ACWA Power; Global Investment House; ENOC Group; and Al Rajhi Holding. 

Mohammed focuses on cross-border acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, and general corporate matters in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Mohammed’s transactional work has involved advising some of the high profile private equity and venture capital firms in the Middle East including Al Rajhi Capital, Audi Capital, Riyadh Capital, Gulf Investment Corporation, NBK Capital, Gulf Capital and Audacia Capital.

He is recognized as a notable practitioner for his M&A and Islamic finance work in Saudi Arabia by one of the leading legal directories IFLR1000.

Publications, Speeches, and Presentations

  • “Healthcare Regulatory Environment in Saudi Arabia,” Member Briefs, American Health Lawyers Association, (November 2009, Nabil Issa, co-author).
  •  “UAE Update, Middle East: Year in Review,” The International Lawyer, Vol. 43, No. 2, Summer 2009 (Nabil Issa, co-author).
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Credentials

LL.M., University of Strathclyde, UK

LL.B., University of Jordan

Saudi Arabia

Arabic

Matters

Riyadh Taqni Fund (Riyadh Capital's venture capital fund) on its acquisition of a minority stake in SURE Technology in Saudi Arabia.  SURE is a leading Saudi technology and information security provider.

Gulf Investment Corporation on its acquisition of a minority stake in Sudair Pharmaceutical Company in Saudi Arabia. Sudair Pharma is developing Sudair Specialized Pharmaceutical Complex in the Sudair Industrial City for manufacturing of high-end generic drugs for cancer treatment.

Gulf Capital on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Multibrands LLC from Sadita Holding through a CMA fund. Multibrands is a leading Saudi food & beverage distribution business which distributes brands including Alicafe, Alitea, Dole, Ocean Spray, Saladitos, Sweet’n Low, McCain frozen foods and others.

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Riyadh Taqni Fund (Riyadh Capital's venture capital fund) on its acquisition of a minority stake in SURE Technology in Saudi Arabia.  SURE is a leading Saudi technology and information security provider.

Gulf Investment Corporation on its acquisition of a minority stake in Sudair Pharmaceutical Company in Saudi Arabia. Sudair Pharma is developing Sudair Specialized Pharmaceutical Complex in the Sudair Industrial City for manufacturing of high-end generic drugs for cancer treatment.

Gulf Capital on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Multibrands LLC from Sadita Holding through a CMA fund. Multibrands is a leading Saudi food & beverage distribution business which distributes brands including Alicafe, Alitea, Dole, Ocean Spray, Saladitos, Sweet’n Low, McCain frozen foods and others.

Investcorp on the acquisition of a stake in Bindawood Group, which owns one of the largest chains of grocery stores and related businesses in Saudi Arabia. The transaction was Investcorp’s largest investment in the Middle East to date.

NBK Capital on its acquisition of a minority stake in Sanabel Al Salam, a leading Arabic sweets and confectionary producer and retailer in Saudi Arabia.

Jadwa Investment on the formation of a SR 500 million CMA authorized food industry fund, and investment by such fund in a beverage manufacturing company in Saudi Arabia (awarded “Deal of the Year” by Private Equity World (MENA) in November 2010).

Jadwa Investment on the consortium regarding successful bid and acquisition of a stake in the Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refinery Company (Luberef), in Saudi Arabia (awarded “Most Innovative Islamic Finance Deal of the Year 2008” at the 7th Annual Euromoney’s Islamic Finance Awards 2009) and documentation of a Shari’ah-compliant CMA fund (awarded “Best New Private Equity Fund” by Private Equity World (MENA) November 2008).

Saudia Catering Business – advising a consortium in the USD 200 million privatization of the catering business of Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Cravia Inc. on a wide range of corporate, structuring, and regulatory issues pertaining to corporate and commercial matters of the Saudi Arabian operation.

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare on a wide range of corporate, structuring, and regulatory issues in relation to the healthcare laws and regulations in Saudi Arabia.

Abraaj Capital on formation of 100% foreign owned company licensed to engage in investments in Saudi Arabia and advice on restructuring various investments in Saudi Arabia.

Diaverum on joint venture with the Nazer Group to develop dialysis centers throughout Saudi Arabia, and advice in relation to contract with the Ministry of Health.

Nazer Group and BUPA on a healthcare joint venture and other regulatory and commercial/corporate matters pertaining to establishing medical clinics in Saudi Arabia.

GCC-based company on development of greenfield hospitals in Saudi Arabia including all related permit and regulatory issues and acquisition of land.

Bupa Arabia – advising on healthcare regulatory and commercial matters. 

Al Noor Hospitals Group plc – counsel on the acquisition of various medical clinics in Dubai, Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.

Al Rajhi Holding – advising on corporate restructuring of group companies in Saudi Arabia.

Al Rajhi Capital and Arcapita Bank advising on the formation of a Saudi Arabian property income fund, and acquisition and sale-lease back of properties (including warehouses) in Saudi Arabia for the fund.

Sadara Chemical – advising on a wide range of matters and project agreements in Saudi Arabia.

Al Rajhi Capital – advising in connection with a proposed private placement of shares of a Saudi Arabian real estate company.

Malaz Capital – advising  the formation of CMA real estate funds to acquire, own and operate a residential compound in Riyadh and another compound in the Eastern Province.

Matters

Riyadh Taqni Fund (Riyadh Capital's venture capital fund) on its acquisition of a minority stake in SURE Technology in Saudi Arabia.  SURE is a leading Saudi technology and information security provider.

Gulf Investment Corporation on its acquisition of a minority stake in Sudair Pharmaceutical Company in Saudi Arabia. Sudair Pharma is developing Sudair Specialized Pharmaceutical Complex in the Sudair Industrial City for manufacturing of high-end generic drugs for cancer treatment.

Gulf Capital on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Multibrands LLC from Sadita Holding through a CMA fund. Multibrands is a leading Saudi food & beverage distribution business which distributes brands including Alicafe, Alitea, Dole, Ocean Spray, Saladitos, Sweet’n Low, McCain frozen foods and others.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Riyadh Taqni Fund (Riyadh Capital's venture capital fund) on its acquisition of a minority stake in SURE Technology in Saudi Arabia.  SURE is a leading Saudi technology and information security provider.

Gulf Investment Corporation on its acquisition of a minority stake in Sudair Pharmaceutical Company in Saudi Arabia. Sudair Pharma is developing Sudair Specialized Pharmaceutical Complex in the Sudair Industrial City for manufacturing of high-end generic drugs for cancer treatment.

Gulf Capital on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Multibrands LLC from Sadita Holding through a CMA fund. Multibrands is a leading Saudi food & beverage distribution business which distributes brands including Alicafe, Alitea, Dole, Ocean Spray, Saladitos, Sweet’n Low, McCain frozen foods and others.

Investcorp on the acquisition of a stake in Bindawood Group, which owns one of the largest chains of grocery stores and related businesses in Saudi Arabia. The transaction was Investcorp’s largest investment in the Middle East to date.

NBK Capital on its acquisition of a minority stake in Sanabel Al Salam, a leading Arabic sweets and confectionary producer and retailer in Saudi Arabia.

Jadwa Investment on the formation of a SR 500 million CMA authorized food industry fund, and investment by such fund in a beverage manufacturing company in Saudi Arabia (awarded “Deal of the Year” by Private Equity World (MENA) in November 2010).

Jadwa Investment on the consortium regarding successful bid and acquisition of a stake in the Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refinery Company (Luberef), in Saudi Arabia (awarded “Most Innovative Islamic Finance Deal of the Year 2008” at the 7th Annual Euromoney’s Islamic Finance Awards 2009) and documentation of a Shari’ah-compliant CMA fund (awarded “Best New Private Equity Fund” by Private Equity World (MENA) November 2008).

Saudia Catering Business – advising a consortium in the USD 200 million privatization of the catering business of Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Cravia Inc. on a wide range of corporate, structuring, and regulatory issues pertaining to corporate and commercial matters of the Saudi Arabian operation.

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare on a wide range of corporate, structuring, and regulatory issues in relation to the healthcare laws and regulations in Saudi Arabia.

Abraaj Capital on formation of 100% foreign owned company licensed to engage in investments in Saudi Arabia and advice on restructuring various investments in Saudi Arabia.

Diaverum on joint venture with the Nazer Group to develop dialysis centers throughout Saudi Arabia, and advice in relation to contract with the Ministry of Health.

Nazer Group and BUPA on a healthcare joint venture and other regulatory and commercial/corporate matters pertaining to establishing medical clinics in Saudi Arabia.

GCC-based company on development of greenfield hospitals in Saudi Arabia including all related permit and regulatory issues and acquisition of land.

Bupa Arabia – advising on healthcare regulatory and commercial matters. 

Al Noor Hospitals Group plc – counsel on the acquisition of various medical clinics in Dubai, Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.

Al Rajhi Holding – advising on corporate restructuring of group companies in Saudi Arabia.

Al Rajhi Capital and Arcapita Bank advising on the formation of a Saudi Arabian property income fund, and acquisition and sale-lease back of properties (including warehouses) in Saudi Arabia for the fund.

Sadara Chemical – advising on a wide range of matters and project agreements in Saudi Arabia.

Al Rajhi Capital – advising in connection with a proposed private placement of shares of a Saudi Arabian real estate company.

Malaz Capital – advising  the formation of CMA real estate funds to acquire, own and operate a residential compound in Riyadh and another compound in the Eastern Province.

Credentials

LL.M., University of Strathclyde, UK

LL.B., University of Jordan

Saudi Arabia

Arabic