Latham & Watkins advises the businesses and institutions that power the global economy. We bring together the world’s best legal talent in every major jurisdiction to shape the deals and win the disputes that transform markets. Our experience at the cutting edge of commercial, financial, and legal innovation enables us to deliver results that fuel our clients’ success.  

Latham works at the forefront of corporate and financing activity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. We routinely advise multinational companies, startups, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, and governments in the region on their most complex and significant transactions. Latham also stands out as a leader in Islamic finance, having helped develop many of the most widely used Islamic financing products in the market today.

Nomaan Raja is a market-leading lawyer in the UAE and beyond, with a diverse practice helping clients execute corporate transactions throughout the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Raja practiced with a leading law firm in New York. 

Mr. Raja advises local and international corporates, governments and government-related entities, and financial institutions on the full suite of corporate transactions, with industry expertise in oil and gas, telecommunications, energy, and infrastructure.

Salman Al-Sudairi, Chair of the Saudi Arabia Practice and Office Managing Partner of the Riyadh office, advises government entities, local and international companies, and private equity funds in complex commercial transactions in a wide range of industries on capital markets transactions, inbound and outbound investments, Saudi Arabian regulatory and government advisory matters, and restructuring and finance matters. Qualified in New York and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he provides clients a sophisticated global view on complex cross-border transactions and has advised on nearly every major Saudi IPO since 2011, including the US$25.6 billion Saudi Aramco IPO.

Brian Meenagh, advises clients in matters involving complex technology transactions, projects, and joint ventures; procurement and sourcing, including outsourcing and offshoring; data privacy and cybersecurity compliance; and fintech and blockchain technology. He primarily represents customers procuring technology and services in such transactions and has significant experience advising against major technology and software vendors active in the Middle East. Before training as a solicitor, Mr. Meenagh was a business and IT analyst at Accenture, where he worked on outsourcing, business transformation, systems integration, and software development projects for blue chip companies and UK central government.

Craig Nethercott

is a partner in the Finance Department and is Co-Chair of the Global Islamic Finance Practice. Mr. Nethercott has experience in project finance, banking, capital markets, and Islamic finance. Mr. Nethercott has advised on transactions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He co-edited and contributed to the treatise “Islamic Finance: Law and Practice” published in March 2012 by the Oxford University Press.