Our corporate practice focuses on advising entrepreneurs, businesses, and corporations on a wide range of legal services that meet their commercial and legal requirements.Our areas of specialty include the following:

At KN&P, our team has worked on deals ranging from joint ventures, franchising and distribution agreements, through to complex restructuring projects involving multiple jurisdictions.

Our team have strong working relationship with the various regulatory authorities and entities across the Gulf region for example, free trade zone authorities, capital market authorities and investment and financial service authorities. Our team are culturally attuned to have a full comprehension and intimate understanding of the requirements which can impact corporate operations, and business demands.

Our team is experienced in helping clients successfully navigate the complex regulatory framework associated with corporate and operating structures, which can vary greatly from business to business and across jurisdictions within the region.

Our team has established corporate structures for several clients. Whether the client is looking at a single project or an ongoing operation. Our corporate legal team’s experience and expertise helps deliver the most efficient way forward in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region.

As the capital markets across Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region continue to grow and develop, so does our capability in this sector. We have a team experienced in a wide range of private and public capital raisings, with particular experience in understanding the issues companies raising funds and seeking stock exchange listings in the region. At KN&P, our experienced team is uniquely placed to advise on all aspects of private equity transactions within the Saudi Arabian and Gulf region by taking advantage of the depth experience.

We can advise on the full cycle of private equity transactions from the acquisition of strategic positions in target companies through to assisting clients with exits, whether by trade sale, secondary buyout, flotation or refinancing.

At KN&P, we have an experienced team in M&A transactions based both in Riyadh and Jeddah. We are able to advise clients on single or multijurisdictional public and private M&A transactions, and can assist with all local, or regional legal issues. In addition, we actively project manage many aspects of M&A transactions on behalf of our clients ensuring that transactions are concluded efficiently. At KN&P, we evaluate the existing senior management structure of companies within the framework of Corporate Management Principles,identify job definitions and working styles of the senior management structure (Board of Directors, Early Risk Identification Committee, Monitoring Committee, etc.) in line with the Corporate Management Principles, and document who has what authority and responsibilities.

In the interest of an efficient and productive delegation of authority, which is an essential step of corporate management, we hold talks with the Board of Directors, Senior Management and the relevant process owners to identify existing approval limits and authority, and fashion an authority matrix on the basis of a given position with respect to all processes. We also formulate an “organization guideline” in tandem with the new Saudi Commercial law.