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PwC Legal in the Middle East forms a strategic alliance with Dr. Qaisar H Metawea Law Firm strengthening its offering in Saudi Arabia

November 14, 2021

14 November 2021: PwC Legal in the Middle East, a member of the world’s leading professional services firm, signed a strategic alliance agreement with the Dr. Qaisar H Metawea Law Firm in Saudi Arabia as part of its regional expansion and integrated services offering. The alliance establishes a differentiated legal offering in the Kingdom and further cements the firm’s position as the one of the fastest growing legal practices in the region as part of the world’s largest legal network by geographic coverage.

Darren Harris, PwC Legal Middle East’s Leader noted: “Our alliance with Dr. Qaisar Metawea is a significant step that serves PwC Legal Middle East’s growth plans and allows us to work more closely with Dr Qaisar’s team of award-winning Saudi lawyers. Adding “We are proud to continue investing in the future and committed to delivering real impact for our clients in Saudi Arabia through this multi-disciplinary professional services offering.  It all adds up to The New Equation, our global strategy.”

Dr Qaisar Metawea, Dr. Qaisar H Metawea Law Firm’s Founder and Managing Partner said: “This alliance solidifies our ongoing valued relationship with PwC Legal Middle East’s team, enabling us to offer our clients a comprehensive legal experience across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Adding “ This alliance will bring local, regional and international experience and knowledge on the ground in Saudi Arabia, with the ability to offer innovative solutions that meet the dynamic market needs.”   

PwC Middle East’s Saudi Arabia Country Leader Riyadh Al Najjar commented on the alliance:” With the Kingdom's rapid transformation as part of Vision 2030, this alliance is a testament to our continued investment in the country as we find innovative ways to enhance our presence further across all lines of service including our legal practice.”

Mohammed Al-Obaidi, Saudi Arabia Tax & Legal Leader ended: “PwC Legal’s continued investment in the Saudi market, further demonstrates PwC’s commitment to support the Kingdom in its transformation as a long-standing partner. Adding: “Amidst the Kingdom's rapidly evolving business environment, at PwC, we recognise the complexity around the different local regulations and the interconnectivity between tax, legal and accounting.”

About PwC Legal Middle East 

PwC Legal has been established in the Middle East for over 12 years with over 60 lawyers and legal professionals based in and working across the region. The award-winning Middle East legal team is conversant with regional cultures, languages, laws and business processes alongside the standards of a premium international law firm being integrated with a  professional services firm. PwC Legal Middle East specialises across Corporate & Commercial law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, Family Business, Employment, Fintech and Financial Services, NewLaw and Entity Governance and Compliance.  PwC Legal Middle East was awarded the International Law Firm of the Year and UAE Law Firm of the Year at the Oath Middle East Legal Awards in 2019 and Innovation through Technology Team of the Year and Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year at the Middle East Legal Awards 2021.

About Dr Qaisar H Metawea Law Firm

Dr Qaisar H Metawea Law Firm is a full-service law firm committed to providing and implementing complete innovative legal solutions to satisfy its diverse client base. The Firm’s  commitment to professionalism, teamwork, diversity, and innovation distinguishes it in the Saudi legal market. The firm’s bilingual team provides full-services to its clients in a wide-range of practice areas, including corporate, commercial, foreign investment, aviation, maritime, energy, real estate, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. The firm is also one of the few law firms in Saudi Arabia to specialise in tax, intellectual property, and entertainment law. Dr Qaisar H Metawea Law Firm was awarded the LexisNexis Saudi Arabian Law Firm Practical Guidance Award for its contributions to the platform for two consecutive years, in 2020 and 2021.

About PwC

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Established in the Middle East for 40 years, PwC has 22 offices across 12 countries in the region with around 7000 people. (www.pwc.com/me).

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