Shams W.Alhendi


Arábia Saudita + 966.13.831.4614

Shams Alhendi practices corporate law within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as internationally, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings.

Shams has worked on several transactions in the Kingdom's electric power industry and has litigated enforcement, labor, and commercial disputes, particularly in the contracting and health care sectors. She has advised on arbitral and enforcement proceedings; worked on labor matters, including employment contracts, unilateral terminations, and Saudization; and represented clients in international distribution deals in the food and drug industry.

Shams has extensive experience with the Kingdom's data protection and privacy laws, particularly those affecting the health care and construction industries, and she has frequently worked on regulatory compliance issues affecting the financial sector. She has helped establish regional entities, including the Kingdom's first independent sewage treatment plant, and has advised on post-establishment licensing requirements.

An active member of her community, Shams frequently participates in pro bono programs.


  • Global ports company enters into container port operations agreement with Saudi GovernmentJones Day advised a global ports company (as the lead sponsor) in connection with the negotiation and execution of an agreement with a Saudi Government entity, by which our client and its partners will establish a special purpose company that will invest in and manage the new container port in Saudi Arabia.
  • Consortium of Marafiq, Amwal, and Veolia develop large Independent Sewage Treatment Plant in Saudi ArabiaJones Day advised the consortium of sponsors consisting of The Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq), AlAmwal AlKhaleejiah AlThaniya, and Veolia Middle East, in connection with the project close and financial close of the Jeddah Airport 2 Independent Sewage Treatment Plant Project located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Prominent Saudi trading group establishes joint venture with British partnerJones Day is advising a prominent Saudi trading group on its joint venture arrangements with a British partner, aimed at the establishment of a new company in the Kingdom and the development of a specialist manufacturing business.