|27 October, 2019

Dentons boosts Middle East practice with Counsel and litigator hires in Saudi Arabia

Imtyaz is qualified in Ontario, Canada and had worked in Toronto for a number of years before moving to Riyadh

Jeddah – Dentons has expanded its practice in Saudi Arabia with the hire of experienced corporate practitioner Imtyaz Sattar who joins as Counsel and highly regarded Saudi litigator Salman Aloraifi who joins as Associate, both based in the Firm's Jeddah office. Imtyaz and Salman join Dentons from K&A in association with Allen & Overy. 

Imtyaz has over ten years of experience advising on commercial and corporate, capital markets, government regulatory and joint venture matters for major international and local companies in Saudi Arabia with a particular focus on the oil and gas sector. Imtyaz is qualified in Ontario, Canada and had worked in Toronto for a number of years before moving to Riyadh.

A Georgetown University alumus, Salman is a top-ranked litigator who has successfully represented both local and foreign corporates in some of the most high profile litigation and arbitration matters in Saudi Arabia in recent years. Salman is fluent in Arabic and English and has worked both in-house and in private practice.

Paul Jarvis, Dentons' managing partner for the Middle East, said, "We're delighted to welcome both Imtyaz and Salman to the Firm. Working alongside our recent hire, corporate partner Irfan Butt, their combined knowledge of the legal and business environments in both Riyadh and Jeddah is unrivalled and will assist greatly with the growth of our Saudi practice."

Mahmoud Abdel-Baky, head of the KSA practise, commented, "The hire of Imtyaz and Salman is a real statement of intent for our Jeddah office and sets us on course for our target of being the leading international law firm in the Western province".

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