Salman Al-Sudairi is Chair of the Saudi Arabia Practice and Office Managing Partner for the Middle East & North Africa. 

He advises government entities, local and international companies, and private equity funds in complex commercial transactions in a wide range of industries, including: energy, retail, manufacturing, defense, telecommunications, healthcare, and hospitality. He regularly helps clients navigate:

  • Capital markets transactions
  • Inbound and outbound investments
  • Saudi Arabian regulatory and government advisory matters
  • Restructuring and finance matters

Qualified in New York and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he provides clients a sophisticated global view on complex cross-border transactions. He has a long track record in Saudi Arabia, advising on nearly every major Saudi IPO since 2011, including the US$25.6 billion Saudi Aramco IPO.

Mr. Al-Sudairi has been a key participant in the evolution of the Saudi Arabian market. He has worked on multiple regulatory reform projects and formerly served as Chair of the Capital Market Authority’s advisory committee.

Bar Qualification

  • New York
  • Saudi Arabia


  • JD, Villanova University School of Law, 2003
    magna cum laude
  • BA, Lafayette College, 2000

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English