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Zeyad Khoshaim

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Zeyad Khoshaim

Saudi Arabia

Zeyad Khoshaim is the managing partner of K&A. He is qualified in New York, California, Washington DC, and Saudi Arabia.

He specializes in advising corporate multinationals on raising funds, structuring, financing, and litigating major projects, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions in Saudi Arabia.

Zeyad obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Zeyad also obtained a Management of Law Firms certificate from Harvard Law School Executive Education.

Zeyad also contributes to shaping regulatory reform in Saudi Arabia. He was a member of the Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Advisory Committee, and a founding board member of
the Saudi Arabian Commercial Arbitration Center (SCCA). The government of Saudi Arabia recently nominated him to the Permanent Court of Arbitration, where he serves as a Member of the Court.

K&A is a full-service Saudi Arabian law firm with international expertise. We deliver first class, efficient and integrated legal services. Our firm includes a team of veteran Saudi Arabian and internationally qualified lawyers who assist on a wide range of practice areas.

Winners of National Law Firm of the Year awards, and Managing Partner of the Year. Our office and partners have consistently been ranked as Band 1 and Tier 1 for almost all of their practice areas by Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Legal 500.

Our principal goals are to provide the highest quality of legal services that allow us to be an instrumental part in our clients' success, and to elevate the practice of law in Saudi Arabia by recruiting, retaining and advancing the brightest professional talent.

Our lawyers, which include some of the industry's key partners, counsel and senior associates, are specialized in their respective disciplines and are able to apply such specialization in specific business sectors including specialization in Islamic finance structures, complex squeeze-out and hostile M&A processes, banking and finance legislation, energy and power regulation and privatization, bespoke foreign investment in private and public markets, banking and securities litigation, and telecommunication and media practices.

We take great pride in our clients' trust in us, which is manifested by our clients inviting us to their board rooms and management committees to assist them in making business critical decisions about their affairs. We routinely provide on-site legal expertise by making our lawyers available to work alongside our clients in their offices and to help them build their respective legal departments.

Our independence allows us to work with the right international law firm for any given matter. We work with leading international firms across various international networks, thereby enhancing our ability to offer and deliver cross-border, multi-jurisdiction, and fast-paced advice to our respective clients.

K&A Advises 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 growing local demand for steel and improving Saudi Arabia's steel production capabilities.

K&A's work included the full spectrum of legal services, including deal structuring, drafting and negotiating transaction documents, and providing regulatory advice.

The transaction was led by Managing Partner Zeyad Khoshaim and Associate Meshal Alkolaika, supported by several K&A experts, including Partners Hamdan van den Brule and Basma Khashoggi, Associates Naif Albattal, Danah Ohali and Duaa Amer and Senior Associate Ghaida Meigal.

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