Neyla Rahal
Counsel

Neyla Rahal is Counsel at Meysan Partners Riyadh Office. She has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law matters, M&A and capital markets. Neyla Worked on several domestic and cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and represented companies in the restructuring of their business. Worked on private equity transactions, including the raising of funds from investors through private placements. Currently leads on M&A transactions, provides legal advice and drafts and negotiates legal documentation to clients in respect of their projects, day-to-day business, including corporate clients, large investment companies, logistics multinational companies and food and beverage companies in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region.

PRACTICES
  • Corporate
  • Private Wealth
Expertise
  • M&A
Professional Bodies
  • Beirut Bar Association, 2008
EDUCATION
  • Saint Joseph University-Faculty of Law, Master in Laws with Honours, Beirut, Lebanon, 2005
  • Saint Joseph University-Faculty of Political Science- BA in Political Science, Beirut, Lebanon,2006
  • Université Panthéon Assas Paris II- Master in International Law (DEA/Master 2), Paris, France, 2007
  • Georgetown University Law Center- LLM in International Legal Studies, Washington DC, USA, 2011
EXPERIENCE

Advising a large logistics group on its acquisition of a leading medical laboratories group in Saudi Arabia

Advising a leading industrial company on its acquisition of a company operating in transformative industries and manufacturing of environment friendly materials in Saudi Arabia

Advising a large Kuwaiti group on its acquisition of a leading group of English Schools and Nurseries

Advising a large Kuwaiti group on the sale of a majority stake in a leading electronic payment company to the National Bank of Kuwait

Advising Zain on its acquisition of a leading electronic payment company

Advising a large group operating in the import, storage and distribution of cement and bulk resources in the sale of its ready-mix cement subsidiaries

Advised Kuwait Finance and Investment Company (KFIC) on its purchase of 50% stake in Rice to Riches Inc, an American food and beverage company

Assisting a Saudi-based leading Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) operator in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan (MENAP Region) with their day-to-day corporate and regulatory advisory work, including review of agreements, ensuring client’s rights are protected, advising on regulatory requirements and compliance with Saudi capital markets regulations applicable to publicly listed companies and applicable laws.

Assisting a privately owned investment firm with a global mandate and a diversified portfolio of holdings across the Middle East and international markets with their day-to-day corporate and regulatory advisory work, including review of agreements, ensuring client’s rights are protected, advising on regulatory requirements and compliance with applicable laws.

Advising a leading logistics company in Europe and MENA region, with their day-to-day corporate and regulatory advisory work, including review of agreements, ensuring client’s rights are protected, advising on regulatory requirements and compliance with applicable laws.

Advising a subsidiary of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, focused on public safety and smart mobility technologies, on drafting their standard general terms and conditions for client and customer agreements, and on the implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulations.

Meysan Partners advises the shareholders of the Saudi Aluminum Industries Company on the sale of 33.33% of the company
Meysan Partners advises the shareholders...
October 22, 2023

Meysan Partners announced today it has advised the shareholders of the Saudi Aluminum Industries Company on the sale of 33.33% of the company to Increase Industrial Development Co, a Saudi group led by Saleh Al Hossan. Meysan acted as sole legal counsel to the shareholders on various aspects of the… Read more

The Saudi Arabian civil transactions law: another key reform in line with best international judicial practices
The Saudi Arabian civil transactions law...
July 31, 2023

The Saudi Arabian Civil Transactions Law (the “Law”) was enacted by Royal Decree no. M/191 on 19 June 2023 and is expected to become effective on the 16th of December 2023. The Law is the first civil code for the Kingdom. Prior to its enactment, civil transactions were governed by… Read more

MEYSAN PARTNERS’ RIYADH OFFICE ADVISED HORIZON PARTICIPATION HOLDING ON THE ACQUISITION OF A MINORITY STAKE OF DEQH LABORATORY COMPANY
MEYSAN PARTNERS’ RIYADH OFFICE ADVISED...
July 23, 2023

Meysan Partners’ Riyadh office provided advisory services to Horizon Participation Holding, a subsidiary of a large Kuwait based group (“Horizon”), regarding the acquisition of a minority stake of Deqh Laboratory Company, a leading laboratory company in Saudi Arabia. The planned acquisition will be executed through a scheme of arrangement in… Read more

Saudi Arabia Merger Control Update: An increased threshold for GAC filings
Saudi Arabia Merger Control Update: An i...
June 13, 2023

I. General Authority for Competition (GAC) decision dated 28 March 2023 On March 28, 2023, the Saudi General Authority for Competition (GAC) approved a decision to raise the minimum turnover threshold for merger control filings from SAR 100 million to SAR 200 million. In a press release dated 29 March… Read more

Relocation of Regional Headquarters to Saudi Arabia
Relocation of Regional Headquarters to S...
December 6, 2022

In the announcement of the strategic goals of Saudi Arabia’s capital entitled “the Future Investment Initiative Riyadh 2030” on 15 February 2021, the Saudi government established new requirements whereby international companies are required to relocate their regional headquarters (RHQ) into Saudi Arabia in order to access government tenders and contracts… Read more