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Sayf Shuqair is a senior associate in the Corporate, Finance and Investment practice group of King & Spalding, based in the Dubai office.

Sayf mainly advises regional and global clients on various asset management and investment structuring matters. He advises clients on the structuring, formation and governance of various types of public and private, listed and unlisted investment funds, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, equity and money market investment funds and also generally advises clients on innovative corporate and investment structures in the GCC region, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia.

In addition, Sayf continues to advise global and regional asset managers and placement agents on securities laws and the corporate and regulatory aspects of structuring and establishing regulated asset management and advisory businesses in the region.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Sayf was a member of a UK international law firm, based in Riyadh. 

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Fund Formation - Private Equity and Venture Capital

Represent Saudi Fransi Capital on the establishment of a SAR 1.5 billion Shariah-compliant private equity fund to develop, own and operate data centers in Saudi Arabia.

Represent Ashmore Investment Saudi Arabia on the establishment of two parallel private equity funds with a size of SAR 1 billion to invest in the Saudi Arabian healthcare sector.

Represent Riyad Capital and Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA) on the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund to invest in early-stage companies globally.

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Fund Formation - Private Equity and Venture Capital

Represent Saudi Fransi Capital on the establishment of a SAR 1.5 billion Shariah-compliant private equity fund to develop, own and operate data centers in Saudi Arabia.

Represent Ashmore Investment Saudi Arabia on the establishment of two parallel private equity funds with a size of SAR 1 billion to invest in the Saudi Arabian healthcare sector.

Represent Riyad Capital and Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA) on the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund to invest in early-stage companies globally.

Represent various clients including Derayah Financial Company and Seedra Investment Company on the establishment of private closed-ended venture capital funds.

Represent Mizuho Gulf Capital Partners on its investment in the Saudi Arabian food and beverage sector through a Shariah-compliant private equity fund.

Represent Riyad Capital on the establishment of a US$ 100 million Saudi Arabian private closed-ended Fintech fund.

Fund Formation - REITs, Public and Listed Funds

Represent Riyad Capital on the establishment of Riyad REIT, the first REIT to be approved by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority and listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange.

Represent Jadwa Investment Company, SEDCO Capital, Alkhabeer Capital and others on the establishment various REITs approved by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority and listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange.

Represent Alkhabeer Capital on the formation of the first closed-ended traded fund approved by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority and listed on the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange.

Represent Samba Capital on the establishment of a first-of-its kind SAR 2 billion public Saudi Arabian fund to invest in sovereign Sukuk.

Fund Formation - Real Estate

Represent Jeddah Economic City on the creation of a Shari’ah-compliant US$2.23 billion fund to finance the completion of Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, which will be the world’s tallest tower.

Represent Emirates NBD Capital and Arcapita on the establishment of a USD 200 million Shariah compliant real estate fund to invest in the Saudi Arabian logistics sector.

Represent SEDCO Capital on the formation of a Saudi Arabian income-producing real estate fund.

Regulated Entities

Represent various clients including Greenstone, Arch Capital, Arcapita and others in establishing regulated entities licensed by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority.

Insights

Article · Source: The Asset Management Review - Edition 10

October 4, 2021
The Asset Management Review - United Arab Emirates

Article · Source: The Asset Management Review - Edition 10

October 4, 2021
The Asset Management Review - Saudi Arabia

Article · Source: Islamic Finance News

November 18, 2020
Enforcement of Capital Commitment Structures in Saudi Arabia

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Matters

Fund Formation - Private Equity and Venture Capital

Represent Saudi Fransi Capital on the establishment of a SAR 1.5 billion Shariah-compliant private equity fund to develop, own and operate data centers in Saudi Arabia.

Represent Ashmore Investment Saudi Arabia on the establishment of two parallel private equity funds with a size of SAR 1 billion to invest in the Saudi Arabian healthcare sector.

Represent Riyad Capital and Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA) on the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund to invest in early-stage companies globally.

See more
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Matters

Fund Formation - Private Equity and Venture Capital

Represent Saudi Fransi Capital on the establishment of a SAR 1.5 billion Shariah-compliant private equity fund to develop, own and operate data centers in Saudi Arabia.

Represent Ashmore Investment Saudi Arabia on the establishment of two parallel private equity funds with a size of SAR 1 billion to invest in the Saudi Arabian healthcare sector.

Represent Riyad Capital and Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA) on the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund to invest in early-stage companies globally.

Represent various clients including Derayah Financial Company and Seedra Investment Company on the establishment of private closed-ended venture capital funds.

Represent Mizuho Gulf Capital Partners on its investment in the Saudi Arabian food and beverage sector through a Shariah-compliant private equity fund.

Represent Riyad Capital on the establishment of a US$ 100 million Saudi Arabian private closed-ended Fintech fund.

Fund Formation - REITs, Public and Listed Funds

Represent Riyad Capital on the establishment of Riyad REIT, the first REIT to be approved by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority and listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange.

Represent Jadwa Investment Company, SEDCO Capital, Alkhabeer Capital and others on the establishment various REITs approved by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority and listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange.

Represent Alkhabeer Capital on the formation of the first closed-ended traded fund approved by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority and listed on the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange.

Represent Samba Capital on the establishment of a first-of-its kind SAR 2 billion public Saudi Arabian fund to invest in sovereign Sukuk.

Fund Formation - Real Estate

Represent Jeddah Economic City on the creation of a Shari’ah-compliant US$2.23 billion fund to finance the completion of Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, which will be the world’s tallest tower.

Represent Emirates NBD Capital and Arcapita on the establishment of a USD 200 million Shariah compliant real estate fund to invest in the Saudi Arabian logistics sector.

Represent SEDCO Capital on the formation of a Saudi Arabian income-producing real estate fund.

Regulated Entities

Represent various clients including Greenstone, Arch Capital, Arcapita and others in establishing regulated entities licensed by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority.

Insights

Article · Source: The Asset Management Review - Edition 10

October 4, 2021
The Asset Management Review - United Arab Emirates

Article · Source: The Asset Management Review - Edition 10

October 4, 2021
The Asset Management Review - Saudi Arabia

Article · Source: Islamic Finance News

November 18, 2020
Enforcement of Capital Commitment Structures in Saudi Arabia

View all

Credentials

LL.M., University of Sussex, UK

LL.B., University of Kent