Clifford Chance, Saudi Firm Create 1st-Of-Its-Kind Partnership

Law360, New York (March 8, 2013, 3:17 PM EST) -- Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Commerce and Industry has given Clifford Chance LLP the green light to create a mixed Saudi and foreign lawyer partnership, which Clifford Chance said Wednesday will be the first partnership of its kind.

Saudi-based Al-Jadaan & Partners Law Firm, Clifford Chance's long-standing cooperation partner, will integrate its corporate, finance and capital markets practices into the firm and transfer several Al-Jadaan partners and associates to Clifford Chance, as the London-based firm sets its sights on expanding across the Middle East.

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