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.
Nomaan Raja is the Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Dubai office and the Local Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department.
Mr. Raja advises on debt capital markets transactions (conventional as well as Sukuk issuances), high-yield bond offerings, equity offerings, bond/Sukuk restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and investments and other corporate transactions. Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Raja practiced with a leading law firm in New York.
Salman Al-Sudairi is the Office Managing Partner of the Saudi office and a member of the Corporate & Finance Practices.
Mr. Al-Sudairi is a US and Saudi Arabian-qualified lawyer focusing on sophisticated capital markets transactions, as well as financing, including leveraged financings, project financings, Islamic financings, and restructurings. He 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.
Omar Elsayed is partner in Latham’s Dubai office and a member of the Corporate Department.
Mr. Elsayed’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, inbound and outbound investments, and project development and joint ventures. Previously, he worked as a legal counsel for SETE Technical Services, a contracting arm of the Latsis Group in the Middle East and Africa, operating from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Brian Meenagh is a partner in the Dubai office of Latham & Watkins. His practice focuses primarily on:
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.