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Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a pioneering heritage and a resolute focus on its core sectors of aviation, energy, infrastructure, insurance, marine, and trade. With over 1,400 lawyers operating from 33 offices and associated offices in six continents, the firm advises corporates, financial institutions, private individuals, and governments. The firm has an unrivalled reputation for its work in emerging markets, being the largest international firm in the Middle East and with a rapidly expanding network across Asia, Latin America and Africa.



Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the GCC, combining exceptional local knowledge with international best practice.

As the birthplace of Islam, the most populous country in GCC, and boasting a quarter of the world's oil reserves, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has a towering regional presence. The Kingdom is enjoying increased foreign investment whilst simultaneously continuing its programme of large scale infrastructure projects. From our office in Riyadh we offer a wide range of legal services across all sectors to Saudi and international clients, private individuals and entities.

Building on six years of working in close association with The Law office of Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily, Clyde & Co and Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily jointly established a formal Clyde & Co office in Riyadh on 1st March 2015. The newly-formed entity is fully integrated with Clyde & Co globally. The office will be jointly operated by Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily who is General Manager of the new company, and Clyde & Co.

Ben Cowling, a specialist construction partner of Clyde & Co who has been resident in KSA since 2012, will continue to be based in Riyadh and assist with the management of the office.

Saudi Arabia plays a vital role in Clyde & Co's regional development plan. This milestone demonstrates the firm's long-term commitment to the Kingdom and provides an even stronger platform to service clients and expand business. The firm is only the second international law firm to gain regulatory approval to open a fully integrated office in the Kingdom.

Boasting a team of 14 fee earners, 75% of whom are Saudi nationals, the team is supported by Clyde & Co's wider regional team of 170 lawyers based across four additional offices in the UAE, Qatar and Libya.


Abdulaziz A. Albosaily -  Partner, Riyadh

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Abdulaziz is a Saudi Arabian qualified lawyer who is the owner and managing partner of Abdulaziz Albosaily law office in association with Clyde & Co’s Middle Eastern Corporate and Financial Services groups.

Previously General Counsel of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), he has also held roles as a senior Projects Team member for a prominent Saudi Arabian law firm and as Co-Head of the Saudi Practice Group of an international law firm. In mid 2008 he established an independent Saudi law office in Riyadh, prior to partnering with Clyde & Co in early 2009.

Abdulaziz advises on ground-breaking Islamic finance structures and major project finance deals with clients ranging from petrochemical companies to banks.

In addition to advising on some of the largest Islamic financing deals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz has, through his work in the public and private sector, extensive experience advising multinational and Saudi corporations in relation to foreign direct investments, incorporations, privatizations, compliance and regulatory regimes.

Abdulaziz served as senior Saudi counsel to ECA's conventional and Islamic lenders in connection with a USD 8.5 billion petrochemical project (recognised as a 'Project Finance Deal of the Year' by IFLR) and the first ever Sukuk approved by the Capital Market Authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (awarded 'Deal of the Year ' by Islamic Finance News).

To contact Abdulaziz, please email or telephone +966 11 200 8817.

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Ben Cowling - Partner Clyde & Co LLP, Riyadh

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Ben heads up our projects & construction group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is based in Riyadh, working out the offices of Al-Bosaily Law, our associated firm in the Kingdom.

Ben has twelve years' experience in both transactional and disputes related matters and has acted for governments, developers, contractors and consultants involved in construction across the infrastructure, oil and gas, and real estate sectors. Ben has acted in respect of projects located in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Libya, Djibouti, the Russian Federation and Australia.

Ben’s expertise covers the entire project life cycle from start to finish – including business establishment, project structuring, tender processes, contract negotiation and advice, project delivery, claims management and disputes. 

In particular, he has detailed expertise of build only, D&C, DBM, EPC and PPP/PFI contracts across a range of standard forms (including FIDIC and AS), as well as joint venture and consortium agreements, novation agreements, supplementary agreements and settlement agreements. Ben has acted in all types of construction-related claims, including variations, delay and associated cost claims, defects, and bond demands. Such claims have lead to personal experience in conducting court trials, arbitral hearings, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Ben holds Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Bachelor of Science degrees, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and hopes to one day to find time to finish off his Master of Construction Law degree. 

To contact Ben, please email or telephone +966 54 059 9443.

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