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Since 1999

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Firm Overview

Since 1999

The Mohamed Ben Laden Law firm (MBLLF) is commonly regarded as one of the most reputable law firms located in Saudi Arabia, with extensive experience and knowledge within the Kingdom. Our mission dictates the needs of our Clients, and is not curtailed solely on quality legal advice but also to sustain a formidable partnership that carries on for years to come. The complexities and challenges surrounding our Clients continuous legal matters can be met with the utmost care and attention, ensuring reliability and effectiveness. Our substantial insight on Saudi Law and widespread practical and legal experience permits us to provide quality strategic and commercially-oriented advice, as well as present reliable and valuable solutions to our clients.

“Regarded as one of the most reputable law firms in Saudi Arabia”

About Us

Awarded The "Best Middle East Law Firm 2012" - International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards

The Law firm of Dr. Mohamed Ben Laden was established in 1999 with the ambition to become a leading corporate and litigation law firm that provides thorough legal services curtailed to requirements of businesses, governmental institutions and individual clients within the Kingdom and around the world. The firm is proud to be an independent local entity that serves the needs of the community with local expertise. At MBL Law Firm, we consider ourselves a “boutique” firm with emphasis on a niche area of law. It primarily serves us well when tasked with particular obligations and requirements. The focus dedicated ensures that the level of expertise we deliver is from the highest regard. In addition, Mohamed Ben laden Law Firm attains exceptional knowledge on an international level, advising clients on global proceedings with an emphasis on managing complex projects with the aid of valuable experience and the continuous drive to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. MBL Law firm is dedicated to supply senior attorneys and counsels that offer the highest quality of legal services with expertise ranging through all industries, supported by a solid dedicated litigation department. On the international front, MBL Law Firm cooperates with several leading firms in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia to complement our global experience and provide our clients with a sound, applicable and reliable advice.


This international exposure has made the firm a suitable venue for all our client needs which has resulted in a solid reputation and successful references. As noted, we, at the MBL Law Firm, cherish the relationship with our Clients, therefore, we make it our utmost priority that our clients’ long term needs are met, starting from their establishment to everyday legal obligations with aim of continuing our services throughout our clients’ endeavors. The commitment shown by the MBL Law Firm is second to none; we offer practical solutions in all legal departments as requested by clients at a practical cost. Efficiency is a factor to many of our clients; our aim is to always provide efficient legal services by our exceptional group of lawyers and consultants as well as the ability to solve the most complex and demanding legal challenges locally or on a multi-national scale. Our attorneys operate in the following areas of practice:


  • Administrative Law
  • Collection
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Private Equity
  • Intellectual Property
  • Foreign Investment
  • Business and Technology Sourcing
  • Maritime Law (Rail, Transportation)
  • Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Insurance Law
  • Taxation
  • Privatization
  • Franchise and Distributorship
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation)

It is our pleasure to note that Dr. Mohamed Ben Laden is a member of the following organizations:


  • INTA- International Trademark Association
  • IBA- International Bar Association
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • LCIA- London Court of International Arbitration
  • GLE- Global Law Experts

“We provide quality strategic and commercially-oriented advice.”

Our Practices

MBL Law Firm covers a wide array of practices and is considered to be one of the best law firm in Saudi Arabia.
Corporate & Commercial

We offer our Clients a wealth of expertise and experience while accommodating the complexities surrounding corporate and commercial agendas, which...

Corporate & Commercial

We offer our Clients a wealth of expertise and experience while accommodating the complexities surrounding corporate and commercial agendas, which involve advising on matters that include protecting foreign investment, incorporating new entities and guidance throughout the formation process. Furthermore, the MBL Law Firm offers assistance in matters of partnership and shareholders agreements, sale and purchase arrangements as well as the ranging interests pertaining to this domain. This is achieved by a very comprehensive corporate team that possesses skills and competencies in handling our Clients’ corporate governance matters before all concerned regulation bodies, including the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.


The corporate team is led by a renowned figure who previously occupied a senior director title at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce with a sustained record of success in issues of Corporate Governance. Within the realm of governance, the MBL Law Firm offers its services in areas such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Liquidation, Joint Ventures, Restructuring of Capitals, Local and International Corporate Transactions, discharge of Corporate Contractual Liabilities with Suppliers and Distributors and clients on a multinational level. In situations of litigation, we adhere to standards set forth that provide the ultimate means to settle amicably. This can be achieved through negotiation, dedication to reach suitable outcomes by our Litigation sector who also handles disputes in the form of Financial/Commercial frauds, Money Laundering, Abuse of Power, and Bribery. The broad range of sectors and its implications is well addressed here at the MBL Law Firm and its experience with handling these types of dilemmas ensures the best results.

Projects & Infrastructure

Project owners and contractors have their work cut out for them; we offer advisory services that aim to facilitate their business. We assist project owners, contractors and...

Projects & Infrastructure

Project owners and contractors have their work cut out for them; we offer advisory services that aim to facilitate their business. We assist project owners, contractors and sub-contractors, including major construction engineering entities on all matters of construction dealings including tendering and negotiating as well as project licensing. In addition, in situations of litigation, we possess the resources of the highest caliber to handle all claims and reach desired outcomes. In this regard, the MBL Law Firm is proud to represent a number of international consultancy and contracting companies under contracts with national government entities. The expertise provided by our team covers every legal issue in aspects of projects and construction, enabling us to render efficiently our services to include every possible unforeseen event that our Clients may face potentially.

Dispute Resolution

Our consultants and lawyers are a highly regarded team in matters of dispute resolution with substantial experience before Saudi Courts and semi-governmental agencies...

Dispute Resolution

Our consultants and lawyers are a highly regarded team in matters of dispute resolution with substantial experience before Saudi Courts and semi-governmental agencies. We also attain extensive expertise and achievement in representing clients in Saudi and around the GCC and international collaborations in matters of commercial arbitration. This has enabled us to represent prominent companies by understanding the legal, business and procedural developments in jurisdictions throughout the world. The complexities surrounding our world today has increased the potential for legal liability, exposing global employers to economical and reputational threat across various jurisdictions. Higher management, directors and employees also require the soundest legal advice when disputes arise. Here at the MBL Law Firm, we have one of the leading litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution teams with lawyers of the highest caliber and vital expertise in a wide range of employment disputes. Through resourceful dispute resolution approaches and effective case management, we aim to identify and execute the most advantageous business-oriented solutions, either by pursuing or defending litigation or arbitration proceedings, or through alternative methods, such as mediation.


Furthermore, we offer skills in drafting and reviewing Arbitration clauses by the use of the most applicable law. Our aim is to collaborate in managing prospective risk and apply the most effective solutions to reduce costly escalation. We are fully determined to solve complex business disputes as promptly and successfully as possible, while providing solutions adherent to our Clients business objectives.


Awards

Being a major component of ADR, Conciliation refers to settlement of disputes by amicable means. The parties, particularly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, prefer this alternative frequently to settle their disputes. The legal team at the MBL Law Firm has continuously succeed in numerous cases as Conciliators as well as Mediators and have acquired broad experience to assist prospective clients in resolving their disputes through the mechanisms of ADR and its application.

Technology, Distributorship & IP Transactions

In the modern era of technology, today’s businesses know that their initiatives, developments, media and data are one of their most valuable...

Technology, Distributorship & IP Transactions

In the modern era of technology, today’s businesses know that their initiatives, developments, media and data are one of their most valuable possessions. Categorized by business leaders as one of the primary intellectual property firms, the MBL Law Firm’s intellectual property team emphasizes on providing complete, multi-disciplinary intellectual property services intended to assist clients acquire the best business advantages in patents, copyright, IP transaction, trademarks and trade secrets. The firm’s intellectual property team provides comprehensive advice and assistance based upon extensive knowledge in all areas of intellectual property including its acquisition, enforcement, administration and commercial misuse. In addition, we offer advisory services on multi-national collaborations, strategic licensing and joint ventures as well as attaining the experience both working for, and negotiating against, counterparty throughout the region with considerable success. We provide specific assistance to clients in areas of:


  • Licensing, collaborations and alliance documents
  • Warranty protection in the form of sale or removal of IP rights
  • Distribution, agency, contract initiation , supply, sponsorship and other commercial agreements
  • IP due diligence and authentication
  • Antitrust risks in licensing, joint venture and non-compete provisions including those associated with settlement of patent disputes
  • Standard form agreements, including providing tutorials to business individuals on how to use standard forms, and matters to be cautious of
  • Misappropriation, Unfair Competition including trade secrets and False Advertising Claims

Our firm also recognizes that the present day markets require effective and stern enforcements of intellectual property rights; therefore it procured to foreign suppliers and Saudi distributors the enforcement services in protection against counterfeiting with positive outcomes.


Franchising & Agency

The practice of Distribution and Franchising involves a number of issues in terms of network establishment and functionality. In an ever growing industry, we support our clients by providing guidance and assistance in areas that require specific expertise; they include: Corporate and Agency law Trademarks and Patents as well as Partnerships. The MBL Law Firm assists its Clients on matters of licensing that include all IP transactions such as Copyright. The firm also supplies its Clients with all the necessary tools relating to the Establishment and Cancellation of Agencies, Annulment of Franchise Rights, and Termination of Distributorship.

Regulatory Framework

At the MBL Law Firm, we have gained valuable experience in the broad spectrum of regulatory, licensing and compliance standards concerning prospective and...

Regulatory Framework

At the MBL Law Firm, we have gained valuable experience in the broad spectrum of regulatory, licensing and compliance standards concerning prospective and current corporate clients aiming to launch a permanent presence or those already committed to maintaining business in Saudi Arabia. This is facilitated by the understanding that contemporary entities face an increasingly sophisticated task when approached with evolving legislative and regulatory risk. The establishment of our investigation sector was aimed to direct our clients as they pursue their dealings in a growing, compliant and government enforced setting. Our clients require a thorough understanding of the complexities they face, we administer guidance in areas of governance, procedure, and legal pertaining to all varieties of regulation based upon aspects of investigation, compliance and litigation.


This is achieved by using a complete approach that involves the full understanding of our Client’s position and the nature of their business. This enables us to curtail a particular agenda that describes every legal, operational and potential risk. Our lawyers have also gained valuable experience in dealing with Saudi Government agencies and regulatory commissions. They have worked continuously with regulators such as the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency and the Capital Market Authority. This enables the Firm to provide a comprehensive understanding to our clients on the requisite procedures when required, we maintain particular attention to areas of subscription such as licenses and therefore acquired close contact with entities such as SAGIA and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The following will describe some of regulatory areas that we can provide our assistance in.


Administrative

The local administrative parameter mostly applies to contracts authorized by Government entities, and the Board of Grievances has the jurisdiction over contractual disputes involving such entities. Within this realm of law, we offer advice to foreign and local entities as well as a number of government bodies on all aspects of administrative dealings such as Contract Drafting and Interpretation, Extra Work Requirements, Payment Disputes, Delay-Claims and Performance Problems. In addition, we assist in issues regarding administrative decisions and orders rendered by governmental agencies. We have the expertise and the commitment to represent and advise our clients in claims of compensation of all nature, including objections on Cassation on behalf of clients affected by such decisions.


Government Contracts

The MBL Law Firm represents Clients in all varieties of government contract litigation and advisory issues, including complex aspects relating to the affordance of contracts and matters of competition between contractors. In the interest of our Clients, it is of the utmost importance that they comprehend the difficulty surrounding government contracts. The MBL Law Firm offers services in typically all sorts of government contract litigation or counseling hindrance. This includes traditional areas regulated by the government such as the scope provided to contractors, health establishments and telecommunications companies as well as disputes among contractors. The practice withheld at the MBL Law Firm involves aspects of compliance, vitiated by the performance of due diligence and handling regulatory concerns. In achieving this, we manage disputes and other issues related to contract performance, this is accomplished by initiating, administrating and monitoring compliance programs. Furthermore, we provide assistance in regulatory work required by foreign or domestic entities in operations of procurement. Our experience within this field has added further expertise in negotiating government contracts on behalf of our clients.


Capital Markets

The practice provided by our team is of the highest level of competence when performing a broad range of Saudi securities dealings. We also advise our Clients on...

Capital Markets

The practice provided by our team is of the highest level of competence when performing a broad range of Saudi securities dealings. We also advise our Clients on local compliance and governance matters, including offerings. We have also obtained a detailed understanding and experience of the Saudi Capital markets regulatory administration, facilitated by our advisory services, having offered recommendations in several regulatory issues.


Privatization

The practice of privatization involves investing in state-owned enterprises and public sector projects. Within the Kingdom, a group of Government agencies and projects from within the public sector are in line to become privatized. This in turn will enhance their standard of service and allow them to restrict their day-by-day increased utilization and domain of services. Needless to say, the proposed investments require vigilant review and a detailed study. Our firm has insightful knowledge in this area. Strategic investors can be assisted from the Pre-Privatization stage up to the Conclusion of Required Legal Procedures, which include Advice, Negotiation, Review and Formation of Organizational Structure, Specification of the terms of Privatization Transactions and their Legislation.


Foreign Investment

Regulations concerning foreign investment in Saudi Arabia revolve around the Foreign Investment Act, enacted to attract more foreign exposure and elevate the ever growing local requirements of economic reforms. The process of incorporating foreign investment requires authorization by the primary statutory body, the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). This Government-regulated entity has the power to issue licenses and is responsible for all matters relating to investment. The MBL Law Firm can offer an array of advisory motions within this area, particularly in establishing and licensing to wholly-owned foreign organizations and incorporating their respective offices. This includes issuing legal guidance on their business dealings, drafting contracts and memorandum of association, solving disputes and assisting in fulfilling all legal prerequisites before SAGIA, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and other concerned governmental authorities.

Banking & Finance

The past periods have been the most challenging times in our recent history of financial markets. This in turn has dictated how we approach and think about market adjustments to a continuous alternating economy and the intermingled regulatory conditions. Our team here at the MBL Law Firm draws on its deep understanding and expertise of market conditions and produce innovative solutions for our clients by administering complex financing techniques suited to our Clients’ needs.

Banking & Finance

The past periods have been the most challenging times in our recent history of financial markets. This in turn has dictated how we approach and think about market adjustments to a continuous alternating economy and the intermingled regulatory conditions. Our team here at the MBL Law Firm draws on its deep understanding and expertise of market conditions and produce innovative solutions for our clients by administering complex financing techniques suited to our Clients’ needs.


Our Clients have successfully placed their trust in our lawyers and consultants to assume practical, business-oriented approaches to accomplish their objectives. Our team has detailed knowledge of what is expected and required in a financing transaction and offers counsel tailored to each Client’s needs through effective and efficient applications.

Recent Professional Experience

Since 1999 Dr. Mohamed Ben Laden has been managing the MBL Law Firm with a local and international team of motivated lawyers and legal advisors. They have been involved in assisting international companies in various domains:

  • Represents major French bank based in KSA in various litigations / CMA matters;
  • Represent the second largest French construction company
  • Provided professional services related to financial and administrative matters of a major GCC mobile telecommunication group pertaining to M&A deal; the largest transaction so far on the Saudi Stock Exchange market.
  • Represents a major French airport design company in various fields;
  • Represents a leading French group (security and defense);
  • Represents a German contracting company in a number of statutory procedures relating to restructuring of their branch in KSA as well as in important litigations due to their insolvency;
  • Advised a petrochemical company concerning its commercial transactions.
  • Representing and advising five major Saudi Joint Stock Companies in their potential transactions.
  • Represents a leading Swedish (headquartered in Switzerland) packaging company;

Borj Al-Mezan Building
Olaya Street, Al Olaya Office # 2, Floor # 2
Al Olaya, Riyadh 11576, Saudi Arabia
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Sunday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm

Tel: +966 11 279 1172
Fax: +966 11 279 1173

MBL Law Firm

Borj Al-Mezan Building, Olaya Street, Al Olaya Office # 2, Floor # 2, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11576, Saudi Arabia

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