Martin Creek


Martin is head of Z&Co.’s transactions practice and has been based with the firm in Riyadh since 2013.

Martin has considerable experience advising clients in a wide range of matters, including corporate and commercial law, capital markets, bank finance, and foreign investment transactions, with a particular emphasis on corporate acquisitions and joint ventures.

His experience prior to joining Z&Co. included working in the corporate department at Slaughter and May in London.

Key recent experience includes advising:

  • Novartis International AG in relation to its acquisition of GSK’s oncology products, the combination of its OTC business with GSK’s consumer business in a joint venture, and the sale of its Saudi Vaccines business to GSK;
  • The banks on SAR375 million murabaha and SR1.964 billion ijaraha facilities for Al Waha Petrochemicals Limited;
  • Arab National Bank and the Saudi British Bank as financiers for the SAR2.7 billion murabaha project financing to Ports Development Authority to finance the development of King Abdullah Port in King Abdullah Economic City;
  • Lockheed Martin on its contract with Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology to manufacture two A2100 communications satellites;
  • Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation as investment agent on the SAR300 million murabaha facility for Global Environmental Management Services LLC;
  • TasHeel Group on the sale of the Al Etimad facility management group to VFS Global;
  • The arrangers on the USD $16 billion dual conventional and Islamic financing to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;
  • Public Investment Fund (“PIF”) on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its acquisition of a stake in the Accor Invest property business;
  • Saudi Industrial Recycling Company, a company wholly-owned by PIF, on its acquisition of the share capital of Global Environmental Management Services LLC and the related acquisition financing; and
  • FS Italiane, the Italian State rail company, as Member of FLOW consortium with Hitachi and Alstom on the award of the operation and maintenance services contract of lines 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the Riyadh Metro, including establishment of the FS subsidiary and a company jointly owned by FS and Hitachi.

Martin received his law degree from the University of Oxford, BA in Jurisprudence, and he is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales.

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