Latham & Watkins LLP is a leading full-service global law firm serving multinational companies, startups, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, governments and other organizations from over 30 offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the US. The firm is internationally renowned for its practices across a wide spectrum of transactional, corporate, litigation, and regulatory areas, and has received considerable market recognition for its handling of landmark matters. Latham lawyers offer unrivalled legal resources and strategic commercial thinking to provide clients with innovative solutions to complex business and legal matters.

Latham & Watkins has extensive experience advising clients on the local and cross-border aspects of a broad range of high-profile and enterprise-transforming matters. Latham’s depth and breadth of experience in the world’s financial, business, and regulatory centers positions the firm well to respond to clients’ complex, multijurisdictional deals and high stakes, bet-the-company litigation and regulatory matters. At the heart of the firm is its focus on collaboration; across jurisdictions, practices, and industries, the firm draws upon its deep subject matter expertise, its abiding commitment to teamwork and its tradition of creative and commercial counsel.

Salman Al-Sudairi is the managing partner in Latham & Watkins’s Riyadh office. He is a US and Saudi Arabian qualified finance and corporate attorney with a focus on sophisticated financing transactions, including leveraged financings, project financings, Islamic financings, restructurings, and capital markets transactions. He also advises Saudi Arabian and international clients in complex commercial transactions in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region in a wide range of industries, including energy, retail, manufacturing, defense, telecommunications, healthcare, and hospitality.


Craig R. Nethercott is a finance partner in Latham’s Dubai and London offices. He has worked on a variety of project finance and Islamic finance transactions in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia in the oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure sectors. Craig recently was named a Leading Lawyer in Islamic Project Finance and Islamic Energy Finance by Islamic Finance News. Craig as a leading individual in projects and as a notable practitioner in Islamic Finance, and has “built an excellent reputation for his work on Islamic finance facilities in the projects sector.”


Omar Elsayed is a foreign legal consultant in Latham & Watkins’ Riyadh office where he is a member of the Corporate Department. Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, from 2005-2010 he worked at an international firm’s affiliated Riyadh office. Prior to that, Omar practiced as a legal counsel for SETE Technical Services, a contracting arm of the Latsis Group in the Middle East and Africa. Omar’s practice focuses on a wide range of corporate and M&A matters; he has experience advising on M&A transactions, IPO’s, and joint ventures across a variety of industries. Omar is bilingual (English/Arabic).


Jade Laktineh is an associate of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Corporate Department. Jade’s practice focuses on a wide range of corporate, funds, and finance matters. His experience includes advising clients in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, power, and renewable energy sectors, as well as infrastructure and banking industries. Jade, who is fluent in Arabic and French, also has worked in New York and Paris.