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Mr. Eyad Reda

Partner, DLA Piper

Profile

Dr. Eyad is DLA Piper Country Managing Partner for Saudi Arabia and has extensive experience in national and international regulatory aspects and negotiations. Eyad has undertaken a range of Government, regulatory, corporate and commercial work including advising Government and semi-government entities on contracting and regulatory aspects relating to their legal activities.

EXPERIENCE

  • • Advising more than 400 both international and family companies in relation to new partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, and many other matters.
  • • Engaging as a legal counsel in PPP project related to utilities in the Western Province in Saudi Arabia.
  • • Drafting economic cities laws and bylaws including aspects relating to employment, corporate governance, relationship with other government entities and PPP agreements.
  • • Participated as a legal adviser in the multilateral meetings and agreements (Working Party Meetings) held in Geneva, concerning the accession of Saudi Arabia to the World Trade Organization (WTO). “participated effectively in 26 bilateral agreement and three multilateral negotiation rounds” between the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other countries, including Canada, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, EU, Egypt, India and Sri Lanka
  • • Participated as a legal consultant in reviewing and drafting major laws and regulation, related to trade and finance in Saudi Arabia and GCC countries including commercial papers, anti-dumping, companies laws, labour law, commercial courts, foreign investment and insurance.
  • • Participated as a legal officer in the internal and external meetings and works of the Saudi National Committee at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
  • • Representing many companies in Saudi court in relation to mergers between privet and public sectors, such as medication company, construction and contracting and oil and gas companies. Education