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Anmar  Al Gharifi, Partner

Anmar  Al Gharifi

Partner

Languages

Arabic, English

Practice areas

  • Capital market law
  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity

Practice notes

Anmar is a partner and head of the corporate practice in the Riyadh office. He has more than 15 years of experience focusing on public and private M&A, joint ventures, capital markets, private equity, group restructurings and foreign investment laws. Anmar advises local, regional and multinational clients on a range of corporate mandates across a variety of industry sectors.

Anmar leads on a number of complex transactions in Saudi Arabia, including advising a Saudi insurance company, which is listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange, on a full-fledged merger with another listed Saudi insurance company, and advising a Saudi telecom leader on the acquisition of a majority stake in a top tier tech company.

Work highlights include advising Tronox Limited on the US$2.2bn acquisition of the TiO2 business of Saudi industrial giant Tasnee and the sellers on an acquisition by a private equity fund of a medical chain operating across the central region of Saudi Arabia. Anmar also successfully advised Alkhabeer Capital on the 100% acquisition of a leading company which operates in the educational sector and owns a number of K12 boys and girls schools in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia.

In addition, Anmar advises family investment houses in relation to their investments, joint ventures, governance and related issues, and he has substantial experience working with Saudi government entities.

Previously, Anmar was a partner in a regional law firm based in Jordan, with regional and affiliate offices in the Middle East. Simultaneously, he was on a long term part-time secondment acting as the in-house legal counsel to one of Jordan's leading hotel and hospitality companies.

Anmar is fluent in Arabic and English.

Testimonials: Anmar Al-Gharifi is notably strong in public and private M&A -  Legal 500 2020