Riyadh – DLA Piper today announced that it has an exclusive association agreement with the Naji Law Firm, whose principal is Dr Alaa Naji. Dr Naji, a Saudi lawyer who obtained his LLM and doctorate from McGill University in Canada, previously worked as in-house counsel with Saudi Arabian Airlines and was General Counsel of Sama Airlines.
The association has ten lawyers operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and there are plans for substantial expansion. Dr Alaa Naji commented: “I am delighted to be working with the leading business law firm in the region and working with DLA Piper I believe we can offer a compelling proposition to clients who are based in the Kingdom, those that are entering the market and those operating regionally and globally.”
David Church, Regional Managing Partner DLA Piper Middle East, said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is very important for our regional, national and global practice and it is critical that we are able to service this market. In Dr Naji and his law firm we have found great colleagues who share our vision and aspirations to provide a full service capability with international and local lawyers who know the market. Our offering combines legal expertise and industry knowledge to make a demonstrable difference to our clients businesses.”
DLA Piper’s exclusive association with the Naji Law Firm was established in December 2008.