Mahmoud Alsaif represents Saudi Arabian and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, and foreign direct investments. He acts for leading corporations in a range of industries such as oil field services, manufacturing, petrochemicals, and health care.

In addition to transactional matters, Mahmoud advises businesses operating in Saudi Arabia on the Saudi regulatory environment. He is particularly experienced in advising on the legal regimes applicable to corporate entities, foreign investments, and labor relations.

Mahmoud's recent experience includes representing a Saudi investment company in forming a major joint venture to produce marine engines and pumps in the Kingdom, advising on a sale of a petrochemicals manufacturing facility through an auction process, acting for a publicly listed manufacturing company on its buyout of its joint venture partner, representing a Saudi conglomerate in its indirect acquisition of a controlling stake in a foundry project, and advising a global luxury hotel brand regarding entry into Saudi hotel management arrangements.

Mahmoud has published a number of articles on Saudi business law and has spoken to delegations of foreign investors seeking to do business in Saudi Arabia.


  • Saudi chemicals company negotiates contracts related to supply of feedstockJones Day is advising a major Saudi chemicals company on its contracts for the supply of feedstock to various tenants of a manufacturing park located adjacent to the client’s production facilities, and assisting with the negotiation of contracts with individual customers.
  • Saudi chemicals manufacturing company develops full suite of template customer supply contractsJones Day is advising a leading Saudi chemicals manufacturing company in connection with the development of a full suite of template customer supply contracts, agency agreements, and distribution agreements.
  • Saudi-based company invests in joint venture to produce marine enginesJones Day is advising a Saudi-based investment company on its direct investment in a major international joint venture to produce marine engines and pumps in the Kingdom.
  • Saudi industrial company proposes disposal of certain business assetsJones Day is representing a Saudi industrial company, active in the plastics sector, on the proposed disposal of certain business assets.
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