Khoshaim & Associates

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Firm Overview:

K&A is a full-service Saudi Arabian transactional law firm with local depth and international reach. K&A delivers first class, efficient and integrated legal services. K&A’s principal goals are to provide the highest quality of legal services to its corporate clients to become an instrumental part in their success, and to elevate the practice of law in Saudi Arabia by recruiting, retaining and advancing the brightest legal talent. K&A includes a team of veteran Saudi Arabian and internationally qualified lawyers who assist on a wide range of practice areas, including dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation, expert opinions, equity and debt capital markets, including IPOs, rights issues and sukuk, corporate and M&A, in addition to private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investment, anti-trust, and complex corporate restructurings, tax, financings and projects, Islamic finance transactions, PPP, and bankruptcy.

Our strong lawyer team is by far the Saudi Arabia’s most recognized and ranked team of lawyers.

Managing Partner: Zeyad S. Khoshaim
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 50+
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Main Areas of Expertise:

Corporate & Regulatory



Capital Markets

Dispute Resolution


Legislation, Public Policy and Regulatory


Key Contacts

Managing Partner

Zeyad Khoshaim
Tel: +966 11 461 8700
[email protected]

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 1

Capital Markets
Band 1

Capital Markets: Debt
Band 1

Capital markets: Equity
Band 1

Band 1

Dispute Resolution
Band 1


Band 1


Saudi Arabia Opens Up to International Law Firms (with Conditions)

Saudi Arabia has opened the door for international law firms to establish a presence. International law firms will now be able to choose between two options to setup offices in Saudi Arabia. There are, however, substantive requirements for international law firms to observe, including in relation to residency of partners, restrictions on referring work to […]

The Judicial Costs Law

Summary The judicial system in the kingdom previously adopted the principle of free litigation. However, with the new Judicial Costs Law (the “Law”) litigation will no longer be entirely free of charge. The Law regulates the costs for filing certain lawsuits or requests raised to general judicial courts. The aim of the Law is to […]

Private Debt Issuance Requirements

The Capital Market Authority (the CMA) approved on 3 March 2022CE amendments to the Rules on the Offer of Securities and Continuing Obligations (the ROSCOs). The amendments include new requirements relating to the private placement of debt instruments. ‍Private Placement For debt instruments issued by a Saudi Arabian company (or a special purpose entity sponsored by a […]

Suspension of Pre-emptive Rights in Connection with Capital Increases

The Capital Market Authority (the CMA) approved CE amendments to the Rules on the Offer of Securities and Continuing Obligations (the ROSCOs).The amendments to the ROSCOs include the introduction of a new structure for listed companies to increase their capital while suspending the pre-emptive right of shareholders to subscribe to such capital. ‍New Capital Increase Structure The […]

Press Releases

Advised on Landmark National Champion Steel Transaction

K&A advised Rajhi Steel and Rajhi Invest on a landmark exchange transaction involving Saudi Iron & Steel Company (Hadeed), SABIC and the Public Investment Fund (PIF), where Hadeed will acquire a 100% shareholding in Rajhi Steel from Rajhi Invest. The transaction will result in the creation of a national champion in the Saudi Arabian steel industry, contributing to meeting the […]

11 Sep 2023
Advises on First Sports Clubs Privatization Projects

K&A is involved in advising on the privatization of various professional football clubs in Saudi Arabia. This project aims to enhance the societal benefits and elevate the sporting ecosystem in Saudi Arabia. It underscores K&A’s unwavering commitment to Vision 2030 and the advancement of Saudi Arabian sports. Throughout the process, K&A provided comprehensive legal support […]

10 Jul 2023
Advises on Groundbreaking Healthcare PPP Project

K&A advised the Ministry of Health (MoH) on the privatization of radiology departments in seven hospitals within Riyadh’s Second and Third Health Clusters. This ambitious project, conducted in collaboration with the National Center for Privatization (NCP), will span a 10-year period, with the aim of expanding healthcare access to 1,500,000 beneficiaries in Riyadh and its remote surrounding areas. […]

10 Jul 2023
Advises on Tech VC Deal

K&A has advised Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures Company Limited (WAED) in relation to its multi-million series B round of investment in COFE, a multi-jurisdictional provider of farm-to-cup coffee services for consumers. Leading innovation in the regional coffee industry, COFE was listed as one of the top 10 most downloaded food delivery apps in Saudi Arabia in 2021 […]

05 Jun 2023
Advises on World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Plant

K&A advised the lenders on the financing of the world’s biggest green hydrogen plant being built by NEOM Green Hydrogen Company. Located at Oxagon, in Saudi Arabia’s region of NEOM, the mega plant will integrate up to 4GW of solar and wind energy to produce up to 600 tonnes per day of carbon-free hydrogen by the […]

05 Jun 2023
Strengthens its Capital Markets Practice

K&A is pleased to announce the joining of Khalid AlYafi, as Counsel, to K&A’s premier tier 1 capital markets practice to further bolster and strengthen the services it provides to its KSA and international clients. ‍Khalid, an ECM and DCM specialist, was involved in many of the high-profile transactions in the GCC over the past decade. Prior […]

03 May 2023
Advises on Signing First Hospitality Share Exchange Transaction

K&A advised Taiba Investments Company on its share exchange transaction with Dur Hospitality Company, becoming the first such transaction involving two listed real estate and hospitality companies. ‍K&A assisted Taiba on all aspects of the SAR 3 billion transaction, including structuring, drafting, negotiating, diligence, and capital markets regulatory matters. The milestone reached so far is […]

03 May 2023
K&A advises on Largest Logistics Supply Chain Hub in Region

K&A advised Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Saudi Aramco”) on a joint venture with DHL Supply Chain (“DHL”),to enable the development of a new procurement and logistics hub in Saudi Arabia. Such procurement and logistics hub would to be the region’s first hub of its kind, catering to customers in the industrial, energy, chemical and petrochemical sectors, […]

05 Apr 2023
K&A advises on Unique FinTech Startup

K&A advised Wa’ed Ventures, in relation to its investment in a series A funding round in Manafa, a Saudi Arabian FinTech startup that provides investment and financing solutions to SMEs. Manafa’s unique business includes offering debt and equity financing based on a crowdfunding model. ‍The transaction was led by partners Zeyad Khoshaim and Basma Khashoggi […]

27 Feb 2023
K&A named Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year

GFC Media Group Awards has recognized K&A as the Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year at the Capital Markets & ESG Finance Saudi Arabia Awards for advising on most innovative & ground-breaking deals in Saudi Arabia for the year of 2022. GFC also awarded K&A “International IPO/Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year ”for its work on SAR 6.77bn […]

27 Feb 2023
K&A Advises on Dual Public / Private Acquisitions

K&A advised Taiba Investment Company on a dual acquisition of Savola Group’s shares in Knowledge Economic City Company (a listed joint stock company) and Knowledge Economic City Developers Company (a limited liability company). K&A’s work included the full spectrum of legal services, including structuring the deal, drafting the relevant transaction documents, and providing other regulatory advice including competition analysis. ‍The transaction […]

27 Feb 2023

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