Capital Markets

Capital Markets

We have experience of advising on the full range of debt and equity issues and derivatives and structured finance. Linklaters’ market-leading capital markets practice transactions in KSA, leveraging and global network of offices.

A key strength of the combined Linklaters and Z&Co. collaboration is the ability to offer a global team that combines technical expertise with a wealth of experience, such as regular contact with listing authorities and regulators. We have extensive experience of advising in relation to Saudi issuers, investors and financiers in the context of the Euromarkets, the U.S. capital markets, and Asia. We work closely with clients to meet their expectations of, and need for, a full securities law service and we are able to provide advice on complex and innovative issues that are at the forefront of the international capital markets.

The team has built a strong reputation for counselling leading companies, investors, and issuers throughout the KSA and around the globe on domestic and cross-border securities issues, as well as the development of new and innovative financial instruments. Our experienced Capital Markets/Sukuk team counsels and advises clients on the full range of KSA securities transactions and capital market laws, including:

    • IPOs and listings on the KSA stock exchange (Tadawul);
    • Secondary offerings;
    • Private placements;
    • Sukuk;
    • Regulatory capital;
    • Bonds, including equity-linked (convertible and exchangeable) issues;
    • Structured products;
    • Investment funds;
    • Real estate investment funds;
    • Sovereign funds; and
    • Derivative products.

The team is well-established in the Islamic Finance market. Z&Co.’s Shari’ah specialists work regularly with the Capital Markets/Sukuk team to counsel clients around the world on the fundamental principles of Islamic finance and to assist clients with Shari’ah-compliant transactions and financing.